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How Police Use Social Media To Monitor, Respond to, and Prevent Mass Gatherings
I’ve written about Etowah County Detention Center and its contract to hold ICE detainees, and will be writing more soon — this post is for public information, an announcement of an event tomorrow night at 7:30 at the facility. It’s part of a national call to action, Resistance Outside and Behind Bars. Local activists at Shutdown Etowah along with other immigrant advocacy organizations will congregate on Forrest Avenue in Gadsden to bring light to the darkness.
One more recent step by the Trump Administration, and especially the Department of Justice office which oversees immigration court — the Executive Office of Immigration Review, EOIR — which makes it harder for immigrants to plead their credible fear of persecution is to take government lawyers from the regional court granting asylum the least and put them in charge nationally.
The House passed Kate’s Law and the “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act” last week , monstrous legislation that even opens by misrepresenting federal law, but Saturday’s march was planned long before, as a demonstration of support for a proposed ordinance that would make Birmingham a so-called Sanctuary City.
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".