The following originally appeared as part of lohud.com's Crime Scene newsletter, delivered every Thursday. Sign up here: lohud.us/crimesceneTake a guess: How many police officers do you think have ever fired a gun while on the job? Most civilians assume that firing a service weapon is a standard part of the job for many if not all police officers. That’s right — about three-quarters of police officers have never fired a weapon on the job. But some police officers are more likely than others.
Rebbe Mordechai Hager, spiritual leader of the Viznitz Hasidim in Monsey, died today at the age of 95. Hager led a group of about 5,000 Orthodox Jews, but his impact was felt beyond the confines of Rockland County. Here are five things you should know about Hager and his death, the Viznitz sect he led and some funeral traditions specific to Orthodox communities. In accordance with Jewish tradition, Hager will be buried the same day as his death.
The following originally appeared as part of lohud.com's Crime Scene newsletter, delivered every Thursday. Sign up here: lohud.us/crimesceneIt’s perhaps the largest paradigm shift in the recent history if criminal justice, and it’s largely flying under the radar. Maybe it’s all the acronyms. Dry. Boring.
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".