As 2013 drew to a close, many people foresaw the end of New York City’s remarkable record of public safety, a record stretching back to 1990. A progressive mayor had been elected, and a federal judge had declared that an indispensable but overused police tactic was being applied unlawfully. The pundits, the politicians, the public and even some of the police agreed: Under Mayor Bill de Blasio, crime was going to come galloping in to New York City like the fifth horseman of the apocalypse.
There seems to be a widespread belief among certain members of the political class that protecting the country against terrorism is a matter of ideology. According to them, the strong leaders in this area are the ones who are willing to insult Muslims, advocate torture, and engage in various other provocations.
An obscure but important city statute is under attack by advocates and some local media. Here's why we still need the nuisance-abatement law to keep New York City's neighborhoods safe. The law was enacted in late the 1970s as a lifeline to a city spiraling downward.
Stopped by to visit a few of New York’s Finest assigned to the NYPD Substation in @TimesSquareNYC and Transit District 1 to wish them all a happy #Thanksgiving. Always thinking about cops who are away from their families during the holidays as they ensure everyone’s safety. https://t.co/uMP2qTFhKs
There has been a dramatic reduction in crime in NYC and beyond over the last 30 years, with the past four years in the city seeing historic lows. Ever wonder how the turnaround started in the early 1990s? https://t.co/FoZhCNZldQ
There has been a dramatic reduction in crime in NYC and beyond over the last 30 years, with the past four years in the city seeing historic lows. Ever wonder how the turnaround started in the early 1990s? https://t.co/kpTjUmOKg0
I have no doubt that New Kensington, PA Police Officer Brian Shaw became a cop to lead a life of significance, be part of something larger than himself, and keep his community safe. He was shot and killed while doing just that. My prayers are with his family and fellow officers. https://t.co/NtwXcPBjmA
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".