We all watch too much TV.How else to explain how surprised some of us were to learn the meaning of house arrest.Think about it.Here’s what some of us stupidly thought being under house arrest meant: Sitting in your home while sporting an ankle bracelet. Staring through dingy windows, morosely waving to neighbors. Standing on the threshold of the front door as if an invisible barrier kept you inside, unable even to toss a Frisbee to the dog or push a child on a swing.
One thing’s certain. We don’t pay them enough.Police officers, that is.Then again, how can we fairly compensate men and women who are willing to take a bullet for the public?What would they have to pay you to take that risk?Every single day. No matter the assignment.A routine traffic stop can turn deadly. So can domestic disputes. Drug busts.In June 2003, Virginia Beach police Officer Rodney Pocceschi, 33, was killed by a gunshot during a traffic stop on Dam Neck Road.
Bad ideas. Virginia Beach has entertained quite a few over the years.Moving City Hall to Town Center is simply the latest. At first, that notion seemed like nothing more than a silly trial balloon.
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".