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Controversial NYPD Twitter Feed Vindicated As Convicted Criminals Reoffend

The New York Police Department’s 76th Precinct Captain Jeffrey Schiff had a novel and controversial idea: tweeting pictures of convicted criminals when they were released.

The tweets didn’t last long as he was criticized for the practice by higher-ups.

But guess what? Two of the career criminals whose photos he shared have already reoffended since the December 2012 tweets were sent. Looks like Captain Schiff was on to something.

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NYPD Sharing Criminals’ Photos On Twitter

Do you ever read those weekly police reports that local communities typically share in print or online? If you haven’t seen them, they tell you where burglaries, stolen cars and drunken disorderlies happen in (or near) your neighborhood. It’s a good way to know what areas of town to avoid late at night, really. Or a heads up to take extra precautions if crime is consistently happening nearby.

But wouldn’t it be nice to know WHO to look out for though?

The 76th Precinct of the New York Police Department thinks so, it seems – and they’re taking action: They’re tweeting pictures of criminals.

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