The Met announced plans to increase the number of police officers with Tasers last week following an increase in violent incidents. A further 1,867 police officers will be equipped with the devices, bringing the total number of trained officers carrying tasers to over 6,400. Met commissioner, Cressida Dick took this decision following an increase in violent crime, including knife crime, as well as an increase in the number of assaults against police officers.
Oakland officials showed no interest in taking up the Warriors offer to buy the City Council luxury box at Oracle Arena during the playoffs, and now we know at least one reason why. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said the pair of tickets she gave away to be auctioned off for last week’s championship finale netted $35,000 for Oakland’s Emerging 100 initiative for new “under-represented” entrepreneurs.
Thanks to a deliberate policy of keeping the department understaffed, Oakland firefighting brass -- and even the rank and file -- are routinely taking home six-figure incomes that put even San Francisco's legendary overtime-laden city workers to shame. -- Fire Capt. Wayne Gaskin was paid $208,483 last year -- more than $109,000 of it in OT. -- A second captain, Michael Miller, earned nearly $202,000 -- again, with more than half from OT.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".