Not every allegation of sexual assault is ignored. Some are taken very seriously and send people to prison. Innocent people. In 1977, a 16-year-old student at Homewood-Flossmoor High School told police she had been abducted in a parking lot on her way home from her job at a fast-food restaurant. She said she had been tossed in a car and raped. She was taken to a hospital where her semen-stained underwear was removed and preserved as evidence.
In an era of zero tolerance for pedophiles, Alabama voters seem to be taking an enlightened attitude that should send a message to the rest of the nation. Judge Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate and former state supreme court justice, has been accused of sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl in 1979 when Moore himself was 32 and an assistant district attorney in Alabama. Four other women also have accused Moore of making sexual advances when they were teenagers.
Jim Gierach can’t believe it has taken so long for elected leaders to conclude that drug prohibition doesn’t work. Some Cook County lawmakers and state legislators are renewing efforts to legalize recreational marijuana use in Illinois, with a push underway to place a referendum on election ballots next spring. Gierach, a retired south suburban lawyer, has been arguing that America’s drug policy is a dismal failure since he ran for Cook County state’s attorney more than 25 years ago.
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".