NYPD Launches Social Media PlatoonThursday, August 11, 2011
Newly named Assistant Commissioner Kevin O’Connor, one of the department’s online and gang gurus, has been put in charge of the new juvenile justice unit. He and his staff will mine social media, looking for info about troublesome house parties, gang showdowns and other potential mayhem, sources said.
This unit operates under the “Community Affairs Bureau,” and it claims to be stopping teenage terrorists in their tracks. I watched a show on FOX yesterday, where a couple of bobbing bimboheads, arguing opposite Judge Napolitano, argued that social media should be tracked and all property rights expunged if it means we will catch one “terrorist.”