Monday, April 29, 2013
Both departments will use the social media site, along with Twitter, to disseminate information to the public.
You can now "like" the Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments. County officials announced Monday afternoon that the departments now share a page on Facebook. The page will be used to distribute information from the two departments as well as the county Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. "We know how much people care about police news in their communities," said County Police Chief Jim Johnson, in an emailed statement. "Social media helps us provide information when significant news is breaking. It also helps dispel rumors in an era rumor spreads instantly." The page is the latest foray into social media by the county. The police and fire department already have a presence on Twitter. The Office of Homeland Security…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
We know there are lots of shutterbugs out there in Parkville. Here's how to share your best shots of Parkville with your neighbors.
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Tuesday, March 12
We like the photo from Double Rock Park we currently have featured on the Parkville-Overlea Patch Facebook page. We really do. But, honestly, it's time to move on. It's time to feature other photos depicting our great community. Here's where you come in. We want to regularly update our Facebook photo with submissions from you. If we get enough submissions, we'll update the photo every week. And if we pick your shot, we'll also feature it on our home page. You can upload your photos to be considered the following ways (please include a short description of what you've photgraphed): Help us retire our beloved photo with your great images!
Friday, August 3, 2012
The president of the NAACP's Baltimore chapter told Patch that the Jewish neighborhood watch group should use better judgment.
The president of NAACP's Baltimore chapter on Friday called Shomrim of Baltimore's Facebook page "disgusting" and said its depiction of black people displays a "prejudice" that she believes was also seen during a criminal trial this summer involving a member of the Jewish neighborhood watch group. However, a Shomrim leader said that the group's Facebook postings are only meant to help police solve crimes. On Tuesday Shomrim published a photo of a young, black male riding a bicycle in Upper Park Heights while towing another, riderless bike beside him. It was posted without an explanation as to why it was posted between Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Some of Shomrim's Facebook readers' comments joked or implied that the male had stolen the …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Within the same hour that Pikesville Patch published an article about a controversial photo posted on Shomrim's Facebook page, the group posted an explanation about why the picture was posted.
The Shomrim of Baltimore neighborhood watch group published an explanation on Thursday about why it has been featuring a photo on its Facebook page since Tuesday that shows a black male riding a bike and towing another. The photo garned several critical comments on Facebook that the picture implied that the man was stealing the bike—a racially charged accusation by a group that recently was the center of an incident that heightened tensions between Jews and blacks in Northwest Baltimore. The explanation on the group's Facebook page—whose stated mission is to "gather intelligence on security and safety issues affecting our community"—said the photo is not meant to indicate the man is involved in wrongdoing. "As always all photos are taken …