Skip to comments.Joplin PD Banned From Social Media Posts That Make Criminals Look Bad
Posted on 01/14/2018 12:38:20 PM PST by COBOL2Java
Joplin, MO - The Joplin Police Department has been ordered to cease all posting of "incident spotlights" which make criminals look bad by telling the public about their crimes.
The incident spotlights tell the public about incidents that the department has responded to, and may include mugshots.
KOAM reports that they have obtained e-mails which show disagreement between the police department and city manager about the social media posts.
Joplin Police Chief Matt Stewart and Captain Trevor Duncan fought to keep the posts going, but City Manager Sam Anselm shut them down.
According to KOAM, Anselm sent an e-mail to Chief Stewart which said, "Please tell Captain Duncan to stop posting the incident spotlights...until we have a chance to talk about them again. I have a hard time seeing how they benefit the community. We can find other ways to highlight the positive activities of the department without creating and inviting divisiveness online."
Anselm questioned if any other cities use incident spotlights, and accused the department of using "click-bait" to get people to like the Facebook page.
Chief Stewart defended the practice, but Anselm was unconvinced.
Captain Duncan said that the posts let people know what is going on in their community, and what the officers are doing to combat crime.
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Cops proclaimed that a Murder suspect in Orange County was trying to keep from leaving fingerprints because he used his sleeve on the door handles.
Sleezy way to make the public think someone’s guilty when maybe the guy didnt want to pick up flu germs
Time for the citizenry to lobby their city council and mayor to boot the city manager and find one with some sense.
Ahh ... is that trying to avoid flu viruses at a murder crime scene?
All of the offenders were minorities, no doubt.
At the sheriffs station
In Joplin, MO? Probably pretty unlikely...
Have a link?
Give me me a minute.
You can also search blaze bernstein. The vics name.
The day his disappearance was on the news I figured the last person he was seen with was a probable suspect.
Sounds like a Dem complaining that the police are making his constituents look bad. Most criminals are not very bright and do not need a lot of help looking stupid.
As for the Police posting clickbait, I suspect that they are guilty.
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