Police should take to Twitter now
Allison Barrie on the push from communities to have cops use social media
- Duration 8:35
- Date Oct 11, 2012
Allison Barrie on the push from communities to have cops use social media
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Welcome back to on the -- at foxnews.com live on Jonathan Hunt does it says right -- look at that.
-- Barry's with a sub defense specialists in war games columnist and foxnews.com.
But -- with a -- -- goes slightly off fuel normal beat out some of this is really interesting.
Did cops using social media gets.
They're not doing it enough is the is the suggestion or they're doing it too much.
-- really interesting an eight just to start -- -- love to stress that the results of the survey was released at the international strip police conference leaders police -- conference at the -- had been California.
And the really good news and we just don't get enough of that so I just want to stress this is that.
Over 90% in six countries that were polled want to help the please but I finally coming so people.
-- that is not.
Nice -- -- a good bit of news yes we're we're really in favor of the -- good and I think here it's like 90% so I don't know what's going out the other 8% right there I didn't he had no but rather not how you don't use it you never I think you know exactly what that other -- and is there anything you don't know what it is.
But -- and having said that.
Yes as your saying -- it's interesting because -- this disparity between one and things a survey looked at his what's the public's perception of how the police are doing their business and I think the general sense is that globally we're looking -- a real change in -- with the restrictions dexterity of budgets that are not just affecting defense.
But also policing.
-- am genuinely an international level cross border -- One of the interesting things really discovered is that the public's perception is that.
They're not using social media to communicate with them phenomena that really generally not using social media and that I kind of got the impression with you the survey that people think.
The -- -- aids in police that.
Illinois you know -- -- a -- of communication.
Rather than as a form of re buying more checking out what's going on.
Because there -- some really cool stuff in another survey that came out this summer by Lexus nexus said that four out of five.
Law enforcement are actually actively using social media and as you say it's really for more investigation.
And mining information -- -- communication.
But haven't sent -- some great examples of where the -- are.
In fact easy to communicate.
I mean the worrying thing that my status study -- -- for me was that.
About one out of five people in America felt like they weren't well informed enough by their police.
So what what what.
Specifically what are the suggestions they should be doing should they should the police force for instance be tweeting at -- we have me.
We have -- ever re -- on the run.
On the upper west side of Manhattan or something all or things like that and is that what this supposed to be doing warning us.
It much the same as a college might have a system where they put -- -- little.
It seems the study -- is excessive that there is an appetite here when you look at the fact that people want to help -- I think it's.
It like to know their stuff they can do to help to catch people whether it's an image they could have -- take a look at the image.
Seattle has got a great pilot program they just started a couple weeks ago -- viewers wanna check it's it's actually quite you kind of fun and a -- I think they find it.
You know I have people to get into some -- it's kind of like getting a sneak peek into the police blotter.
Let me see they kind of treaty I get to pick your neighborhood.
And you'll see I think we've got the information my com if you want to check out.
That it might be pension -- replicate dizzy if you have an interest to your neighborhood in this -- kind of going -- it's an away it's taking technology going back to traditional policing and rightly so shocked everyone knew their local policemen -- was actually walking the this kind did you a level of intimacy and proximity in a different ways that incident a guy like you -- into when you get your gracious he's like -- be just you know mrs.
Roberts -- -- tax -- had a little bit of graffiti on the corner of activity.
You can actually get these live -- is called I think -- -- eat Turkey but he's that kind of thing.
That's a great pilot program I think for communication -- -- the general sense in the states.
Is it like to see more communications for -- FaceBook interestingly was most popular -- -- and then Twitter.
Right now the perception is that they're using these -- it's quite surprised me right.
And TV and having played -- -- -- I may not pay cash.
But -- so I think there's an interest appetite from the public that they let's be communicated with more regularly what I diocese of -- -- I guess.
The flip -- this always is when you talk about the you know that the cops or anybody and social media a lot of people go -- what does that mean for privacy -- -- and if you start communicating with them -- they got some way of monitoring you on Twitter -- Thanks for instance such a great question so I'll take that last bit first you know I think we're going to need admitted innovation you know that it wasn't that long ago with a he's -- -- -- with the technology of the telephone as he took kind of our -- -- that -- -- -- -- They had to find a way to ensure you have the public have confidence that they can provide tips anonymously.
And could this survey did confirm that people still you know there are there more declines in some cases come forward if there -- their anonymity.
I think I'd be a little bit concerns you know there's so it's so easy to -- people you know these cookies and stuff.
If you were to provide a tip online at this -- people be concerned -- the anonymity so I think it's easy to find a way to innovate that's that people could provide tips online.
-- in terms of the privacy issue any other aspect he -- to get astle about this some advisories in and as far as it goes see you at least you have access to -- information they can mine and that is.
In Detroit -- Cincinnati -- fantastic tees where in 2008 there were breaking up -- very successfully including the north side Taliban.
Using FaceBook mining for information tonight they -- -- the privacy that federal judge ruled that you kind of we've privacy we've posted information on the sort of third -- -- sure.
So that's really where the law stands right now and -- -- Canada for example on citizens were actually -- social media themselves try to help the police.
There's a riot this summer related to -- a cup soccer match.
And that there is bucks public destruction and people getting printed and keep a straight as much written about proliferation of technology -- where it texting in the instant.
Culprits you know taking photographs and documents what they did this guy created FaceBook page and citizens to start worrying evidence they'll be used in the prosecutions of these guys.
-- and even hilariously as a side -- the culprits could ant does they could not resist bragging.
So they went on the FaceBook page -- did tonight collective this criminal this.
Yeah like who advocate hot in the let me down like and that's -- -- masters wouldn't united.
-- so citizens like thick skin patches and revises the police as well so.
Yes there is you know the privacy issues and -- Twitter has been more reluctant to provide information variety.
And we had a few kind of cases where there would Occupy Wall Street got and me and I think there was a human Wikipedia Jonathan.
-- let -- at a job parallel that we're at quite a few cases as well in the I remember the riots that he was lost a summit summit 2011 in Britain yes ma -- and they were using twit at the -- -- to put it to try to identify people that that -- -- -- -- -- well you know I try to keep up.
I don't know what's going on and on like I was.
I doubt that it that it has held senior writes in his saying only the truly stupid thing nobody but the folks that they won't read anything that they post and that's -- that's the point in a nutshell yes.
That that's a far better and more eloquently than I could and -- I think you know it sees you there is that element here they create fake identities on FaceBook and and -- provision that's in the public that means I'm not trying any tales out of school to -- but you know as as far as it goes daddy.
If there's also the -- subpoena of course you know and -- FaceBook has been more cooperative.
Then Twitter has mentioned that on -- Wall Street and you as you say it the -- has been very inhabited in the use of social media only had this sort of -- -- gains in his.
-- -- The smashing -- and stuff.
They're actually using Twitter to communicate with these lead on the streets to get information out to try to -- he sings and re directs.
-- Then there was this whole thing about their thought there -- like launching horses to -- them kind of thing indeed the -- info read Eric.
As -- -- like it's it's -- that sounds it was fomenting quite a bit you know encouraging people running gathers -- And communicating the other player of the -- Syria says it is valuable all right it's a fascinating I think it's always fascinating the whole idea of social media privacy rights and how people can use it to good effect and analysts say.
It's -- straight and you can read along more about it at -- -- column at foxnews.com there it is why the police take to Twitter.
All right Allison -- thank you very much -- and of course our defense specialist and war games.
Call this goodness he was always -- -- thanks and have a great weekend I will be here tomorrow but does have a good -- -- we'll see you next week I.