Get the Police a Twitter shaped Batphone

Aside

You’re probably more likely to win the lottery than to get any law enforcement agency…to take action when you are harassed online.

An outtake from Kathy Sierra’s blogpost outlining the harassment she has almost constantly received online since 2007 as she yet again feels the need to give up twitter.

I thought it sadly apt in the context of the Victoria Police force here in Australia, yesterday telling a target of said harassment to contact local police.

While this target was probably okay to do that, I’m assuming that’s not always the case. And exactly what is stopping any police force from accepting requests for assistance from any channel?

If the Philadephia Police force are happy to work with social media to solve crimes, perhaps Victoria Police and others can take lessons from them?

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