Are we sharing this video because it raises questions about law enforcement using social media for Big Brother-esque purposes? Maybe.
Are we saying it’s refreshing to see government entities try toys like Twitter, especially when they use them for more productive purposes than mind-numbing self-promotion, bowel movements and culinary updates? OK, we’ll cop to that.
Do we smirk every time Boston Police Deputy Superintendent John Daly refers to “Twiddah”? For sure!
(By the by, we checked the @Boston_Police feed, and they’re not exactly burning up the Internets. A total of 26 tweets over the past week. Well, this is a two-year-old video, so maybe the Twitter experiment lost some steam. But that didn’t prevent the posting of this effusive tweet: Did you know that District B-2 (Roxbury) has a new police station? Check it out!)