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NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter

NYPD Cops Are Taking Classes on How to Twitter

By Josh Wolford September 4, 2014

Everyone’s on Twitter these days – you, your mom, your grandma, your high school math teacher, and yes, the police. There are plenty of reasons why a police department would want to maintain a social media presence, and many departments …

The NYPD’s Twitter Campaign Ended Up Like This

Twitter campaigns for organizations and businesses don’t always turn out the way they were intended. On Tuesday, @NYPDnews, the official New York City Police Department’s Twitter account, attempted a social media outreach that ultimately back fired, asking: “Do you have …

The NYPD Is Reportedly Embracing Google Glass The NYPD Is Reportedly Embracing Google Glass

As the legal battles between early Google Glass adopters and the law enforcement officials who can’t stand the Glassholes heat up, the country’s largest municipal police force is warming to the new tech. VentureBeat is reporting that the New York …

Keri Russell: Home Broken Into While She Slept Keri Russell: Home Broken Into While She Slept

Not even celebrities are safe from having their homes broken into, even if they’re home when it happens. Keri Russell, of Felicity fame and the current FX series, The Americans, was sleeping in her Brooklyn Heights brownstone when she heard …

NYPD SUV Assault: Braszczok Pleads Not Guilty NYPD SUV Assault: Braszczok Pleads Not Guilty

On September 29, 2013, Alexian Lien’s life was changed forever, thanks to a vicious attack by a motorcycle gang. In a bizarre series of events recorded by a helmet-cam one of the bikers was wearing, Lien was chased 50 blocks …

Wojciech Braszczok charged in biker gang attack Wojciech Braszczok charged in biker gang attack

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Approximately two weeks ago, a gang of bikers was filmed attacking an SUV in New York. Since the video was released, authorities have been searching for those involved in beating Alexian Lien and terrorizing his wife and 2 year old …

Judge: Stop-and-Frisk is Unconstitutional Judge: Stop-and-Frisk is Unconstitutional

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The long-awaited ruling on the controversial stop-and-frisk policies of the New York Police Department has arrived, and it does not look good for Bloomberg: the New York Times reported this morning that U.S. District court judge Shira A. Scheindlin has …

Warehouse Captive Rescued by NYPD Warehouse Captive Rescued by NYPD

Earlier this week, the Queens County District Attorney announced that three men have been charged with kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment in connection with the bold kidnapping of an Ecuadorian businessman. The men are alleged to have kidnapped Pedro Portugal from …

NYPD Issues New Social Media Rules for Officers NYPD Issues New Social Media Rules for Officers

It seems like there’s a new story every day about some idiot criminal misusing social media in a way that gets them arrested. Recent examples include the guy who posted photos of money and booze, all while ducking out on …

‘Cannibal Cop’ Convicted of Kidnapping Conspiracy
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Back in October 2012, the NYPD made headlines as a New York police officer was arrested for allegedly plotting to kill and eat dozens of women. Gilberto Valle III was caught by his colleagues having online conversations about his fantasies, …

Cops Kill Teen Gunman in Brooklyn
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The local ABC affiliate in New York City is reporting that a teenager in Brooklyn was gunned down by police after he pulled a gun on two officers in Brooklyn. The report states that on Saturday, March 9, two plain-clothed …

NYPD Battles Twitter, Wins With Court Order NYPD Battles Twitter, Wins With Court Order

A Twitter user posted tweets this week, indicating intentions to initiate an Aurora-like murder rampage, and the police took these tweets seriously enough to investigate. The user is quoted as tweeting things like, “i’m serious, people are gonna die like …

NYPD Officer Charged in Shooting of Bronx Teenager

An NYPD officer has been charged in the shooting on an unarmed teenager in the Bronx, according to the Associated Press. The incident, which involved two officers chansing the suspect in his own home, took place in February. The officer, …

Website Pic Warns of al-Qaeda Return to NYC

The FBI and NYPD are investigating a computer graphic warning of al-Qaeda’s impending return to New York City, that was recently posted on a radical overseas website that is linked to the terror organization. The image depicts the city skyline …

Twitter Helps NYPD Shut Down Gang Meeting Twitter Helps NYPD Shut Down Gang Meeting
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Attention criminals, would-be criminals, rioters, gang members and all who are of interest to local police departments: Social media is public – really really public. And while services like Facebook and Twitter are wonderful platforms for fast, large-scale communication and …

NYPD Patrols Facebook, Twitter For Idiots Who Post About Their Crimes NYPD Patrols Facebook, Twitter For Idiots Who Post About Their Crimes
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Alright, so I’ll be the first to admit it. I’m notoriously hard on people who advertise their crimes on social media outlets. Let’s just say this isn’t the first time I’ve used “idiot” in the title of an article about …

Idiot Taunts Cops On Facebook, Arrested Shortly Thereafter Idiot Taunts Cops On Facebook, Arrested Shortly Thereafter
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In the world of social media fails, it doesn’t get much better than a fugitive telling the police their general location on Facebook. A 29 year-old self-described rap promoter was arrested by New York Police after issuing a challenge to …