About 75 people people gathered a public meeting Tuesday night in West Baltimore to hear from four prospective teams that could be chosen to lead sweeping police reforms in Baltimore. Many questions at the three-hour long meeting at the Baltimore City Community College Auditorium centered around how the teams would engage with the community. Mayor Catherine Pugh spoke briefly at the beginning of the forum, thanking residents for their input. "This is a very important process for us," she said.
Four teams vying to oversee sweeping police reforms in Baltimore will speak with the community at two public forums next week. City and U.S. Department of Justice officials recently pared down a list of finalists for the job of independent monitor from six teams to four. The monitor will be responsible for managing the day-to-day process of implementing reforms mandated under a federal consent decree. The four teams are CNA Consulting, Exiger, Powers Consulting Group, and Venable.
A White Marsh woman convicted of hiring a hit man for $400 to kill her husband seven years ago will receive a new trial, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled this week. Karla Porter, now 55, was sentenced to life without parole in the death of her husband, William "Ray" Porter III, who was shot at his Towson gas station on March 1, 2010.
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".