She's alone in front of a camera, except for a remarkable and comforting companion. Helping to ease the trauma of giving evidence to a courtroom, three-year-old female support dog Coop sits with sexual assault victims as they face the ordeal of having to recount an attack in detail. Coop does not go inside the courtroom. Often victims sit in another room and give their evidence to the court via a video link. Calm and silent, Coop sits alongside those victims, out of the view of the camera.
The policeman in charge of a raid more than 20 years ago in which a woman was allegedly bashed by an officer has rejected claims he struck the woman and her partner in their home. Sergeant Ian Christensen was the senior officer when eight police raided the Hastings home of Corinna Horvath and Craig Love on the night of March 9, 1996, when she suffered a broken nose. The raid was previously found to be unlawful by a County Court judge.
A teenager charged with kicking a police officer in the face will spend at least another three weeks in custody after refusing to leave youth detention to appear before a magistrate. The 17-year-old, who cannot be identified, was controversially granted bail earlier this year in a decision slammed by both sides of Victorian politics amid high scrutiny of a series of crimes across Melbourne committed by young African Australian men.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".