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An attempt to draw police attention

April 19, 2011 8:41 pm by

Through @unionhillrva, neighbors anonymously post sightings of alleged drug dealers and buyers. Serious but not without levity — posters refer to the Hamsterdam of “The Wire” and opine on buyers’ fashion choices — the account is an attempt to draw police attention. A growing number of law enforcement agencies are using social media to inform residents and elicit tips, but this appears to be Richmond’s first neighborhood-originated anti-crime campaign on social media.


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