An anonymous reader writes “Under the banner headline ‘Police reassure residents they are working to keep county safe,’ Essex police proudly proclaimed that they arrested a 20-year-old man from Colchester who ‘allegedly sent messages from a Blackberry encouraging people to join in a water fight.’ Having also made a number of arrests of people sitting at home on Facebook, Acting Assistant Chief Constable Mason wrote: ‘Police will continue to monitor social networking sites for unlawful activity.’”
That’s some good police work there, Lou.
Source: Essex Police Arrest Man Over Blackberry Water Fight Plan
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Stoobalou writes “One of the largest police forces in the UK is posting every incident reported to it today on Twitter. Greater Manchester Police began its 24-hour experiment this morning at 05:00 BST, tweeting all incident reports in the hope of highlighting the complexity of modern policing. ‘Policing is often seen in very simple terms, with cops chasing robbers and locking them up,’ Chief Constable Peter Fahy said in a statement. ‘However the reality is that this accounts for only part of the work they have to deal with.’”
Source: UK Police Force Posts All Its Calls On Twitter
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