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Prosecutor: Teens Caught Rapping, Dancing on Cruiser

January 10, 2013
Stomping and dancing atop a police car during an amateur rap video shoot caused about $3,000 damage and resulted in misdemeanor vandalism charges for an 18-year-old San Francisco man, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Albuquerque Police Launch Recruiting Campaign

January 9, 2013
The police department in New Mexico's largest city has launched a multimedia officer recruiting campaign amid a federal probe and a large number of expected retirements.

Video: Texas Agency Explains Patrol Car Choice On YouTube

January 8, 2013
The city of Corpus Christi, Texas, recently explained its switch from Ford Crown Victoria police sedans to Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs via a City Council television program that was posted to YouTube.

Baltimore Man Live-Streams Standoff with Officers

December 4, 2012
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.

Homeless Man Helped by NYPD Cop Shoeless Again

December 3, 2012
Jeffrey Hillman said he appreciated the officer's kindness, and asked what he would get from all the attention. "This went around the world, and I want a piece of the pie," he told the New York Times.

Photo of Kind NYPD Cop Goes Viral

November 29, 2012
A New York City police officer who gave a homeless man shoes on a frosty November night was surprised by the attention he got when a tourist's photo went viral.

Coming Into My Own

November 8, 2012
Once while attending a force training seminar, I spoke quite critically of a deputy-involved shooting wherein a pregnant bystander was shot and killed. It was the kind of thing that was easy to grandstand on—or so I thought—and so I did. A lieutenant who was more intimately acquainted with the details of the incident quickly set me straight. The dressing down I received was pretty severe, and I didn't like it one bit. But I had it coming. In spades.

Texas Woman Who Outed UC Officer Charged with Retaliation

October 16, 2012
A North Texas woman has been charged with retaliation after being accused of posting an undercover police officer's photo on Facebook and identifying him by his job.

Texas Police Chief Fired In YouTube Video

October 8, 2012
The McKinney (Texas) Police chief learned he had been replaced as the leader of the department, when the city manager posted a video on YouTube announcing his firing.

Video: Memphis Cop's Rap Video Questioned

October 3, 2012
Officer Candyance Davis, an aspiring rapper known as Quolove, appeared in a YouTube video of her song "Gimme Me." She can be seen throwing cash and shouting, 'If they don't give me my money, I'll f*** them up.'"

Tenn. Cop Seen In Violent Rap Video

October 3, 2012

A Memphis (Tenn.) Police officer is under investigation after she appeared in a rap video promoting violence under the stage name Quolove. Read the full story here.

IACP 2012: NYPD Doubles Gang Unit To Focus On 'Street Crews'

October 2, 2012
To combat "street crews" that have replaced the Bloods, Crips and other traditional gangs, the New York Police Department will double the size of its gang investigative unit, Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday.

S.C. Cop Who Cited Speeding Clemson Coach Says He Was Wrongly Fired

September 27, 2012
A former Pickens (S.C.) Police officer who cited Clemson's football coach for speeding and then posted a blog about it for University of South Carolina fans said he was wrongly fired over the incident.

Social Media Analytics in Law Enforcement

September 20, 2012
Law enforcement agencies and first responders would do well to acclimate themselves to social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media sites. Such capabilities can provide crucial information during civil unrest, natural disasters, and other disturbances.

PoliceMag Launches Patrol Podcast

September 12, 2012
This uncharacteristically short blog announces the forthcoming Patrol podcasts I will be conducting for PoliceMag.com. You can listen to these podcasts in the Podcasts section of Policemag.com, or subscribe to our iTunes feed. The first one is available now.

Miss. Cop Suspended for 'Liking' Facebook Post

September 6, 2012
Two Columbus firefighters and a Columbus police officer have been suspended for 30 days after they "liked" a Facebook post made by a former firefighter.

Blogger Creates Facebook Page Praising Cop Killers

August 27, 2012
A Facebook page celebrating two accused killers of a Philadelphia Police officer has been taken down, and the U.S. Secret Service has launched an investigation into its founder who also created a "Kill Mitt Romney" page.

Gun Group Sues Honolulu Police Over Facebook Posts

August 23, 2012
A gun-advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against the Honolulu Police Department, claiming officers infringed their First Amendment rights by deleting posts from the department's Facebook page.

Ga. Deputies Gone After Sex Talk with Inmate

August 14, 2012
One Oconee County (Ga.) Sheriff's jail deputy was fired and another resigned following an internal investigation that the pair had "inappropriate communications" with a female inmate.

ACLU, Facebook Back Fired Deputies

August 9, 2012
The ACLU of Virginia and Facebook have thrown their support behind six former employees of the Hampton (Va.) Sheriff's Department who claim they were fired for "liking" the campaign page of the sheriff's opponent.
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