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Baltimore Man Live-Streams Standoff with Officers

December 04, 2012  | 

Screenshot via Twitter.
Screenshot via Twitter.

As heavily armed Baltimore Police tactical officers massed outside his North Baltimore home Saturday night, Frank James MacArthur streamed his hours-long telephone conversation with police negotiator Lt. Jason Yerg live over the Internet.

It’s unclear how many people listened in, but the five-hour standoff nevertheless marked an apparently unprecedented development in the interaction of social media, digital technology and law enforcement, who are still adjusting to a world in which their actions are constantly photographed, videotaped and debated online.

By broadcasting the negotiation, MacArthur made public a sensitive conversation between police and a suspect, turning Yerg into an unwilling guest on a live talk show before peacefully surrendering in time for Saturday night’s 11 p.m. news broadcasts.

Read the full Washington Post story.


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Bill Adams @ 12/5/2012 6:31 AM

"News broadcasts" which made no mention of "Dr." MacArthur's own little personal spotlight.

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