He came from behind a circle of UPS workers who had just finished their morning stretches and opened fire, seemingly focusing his deathly aim on particular people. Within minutes, three UPS workers were shot dead, and the shooter, Jimmy Lam, shot himself in the head. “One of the drivers rushed out of the crowd and shot my co-worker right in front of me,” said UPS driver Leopold Parker, 53, at a prayer service Monday for the victims.
Stun guns often malfunction. They also initially cause a spike in deaths where used by police departments and require extensive training and monitoring if such impacts are to be avoided. Such was the collective conclusion of four stun gun, or Taser, experts — two police officers, a doctor and a lawyer — who spoke before the San FranciscoPolice Commission Wednesday night. “This is about the science of Tasers,” began Commission President Julius Turman.
Paul Henderson, a mayoral advisor on law enforcement and criminal justice, has been named to lead the Department of Police Accountability. The San Francisco native and former District Attorney’s Office chief of administration was chosen in closed session Wednesday night by the police commission. “I’m most excited about working with the staff,” Henderson, who recently lost an election bid for a Superior Court judgeship, said.
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".