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UK Seeing Average Of 3 Social Media-Based Arrests Per Day

If you’ve ever had a fight on Twitter (which we recommend you never, ever do), you know how tempting it can be to throw your hands up from your keyboard and take things offline. Maybe not in a “let’s take this outside”-type way, but more of a “I’m telling!”-type way.

Police in the UK are dealing with a whole country full of social media tattletales, it seems, and have been making, on average, three arrests per day based on complaints about social media abuse.
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Twitter Complies With Police Subpoena For Aurora Copycat Account Information

Twitter has agreed to hand over the account information of an individual who threatened to carry out a theater shooting similar to the recent tragedy in Aurora.
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Police Investigate “The Onion” For Satirical Tweet About Gunshots In Congress

Known for its biting wit and political satire, many people weren’t fooled when The Onion started tweeting about gunshots at the Capitol building. But some were startled, including the police.
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UK Police Name And Shame London Looters On Twitter

Manchester police have taken to Twitter to give the full names, birth dates, partial addresses, crimes, and jail time of the London looters who have been arrested.
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Pioneer “Social Media Officer” Solves Crime Using Twitter

While the uniformed officers scout a scene, Toronto Constable Scott Mills is sending tweets. And he’s on the clock.

Mills is one of the first social media officers in Canada, and while working with the Toronto Police Service he leverages Twitter, Facebook and Youtube to crack cases. In just 140 characters, he might be able to find the lead of a lifetime.
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Should Police Tweet Emergency Calls?

Police in the Surrey, UK region are considering using Twitter to report emergency calls that come into the station as part of their Twitter Week. Is this a smart move to get citizens more involved with their local police station, or divulging too much information?
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Vancouver Police to Tweet Every Call for 24 Hours

For the next 24 hours, you can be privy to all of the calls the Vancouver Police Department receives – from minor parking disputes to emergency violent crimes. In an effort to launch their new Twitter account with some oomph, Vancouver PD is tweeting for 24 hours, non-stop, giving the public a rare glimpse into a day in the life of a police department.
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3 Innovative Ways Law Enforcement is Using Twitter

Twitter isn’t just one thing. It’s not only a tool for journalists, a marketing platform, or a social network. It has as many uses as users, really, and law enforcement has been one segment of society that’s found innovative ways to use Twitter. Here are three examples of law enforcement using Twitter to keep the peace.
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