Tweets

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Official: Mahopac Players Used Racial Slurs At Basketball Game Against Mount Vernon

Five more students have been suspended in connection with racist Twitter rants at a high school basketball game in Westchester County, and allegations were mounting Friday that players used racial slurs too.

03/07/2014

Confederate flag tweet. (credit: Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis)

Students Suspended For Racial Tweets After Westchester High School Basketball Game

Officials said it happened after Mount Vernon defeated Mahopac on Feb. 27. Students and school officials said scuffles erupted in the stands and the racial slurs were posted afterward.

03/06/2014

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Fury Erupts Over Racially-Charged Tweets After Westchester High School Basketball Game

Some high school students in Westchester County were under fire Wednesday evening, after their basketball team lost a close game.

03/05/2014

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Nassau County Police Probe Inflammatory Tweets About Officer

Nassau County police have launched an investigation, after a series of threatening tweets targeting Officer Nikolas Budimlic – the officer who accidentally shot and killed a Hosftra University student last May.

10/16/2013

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Twitter Sets Up New Emergency Text Message Feature

Twitter announced Wednesday that it is launching a new feature to let U.S. users receive emergency notices as text messages.

09/25/2013

EMS Lieutenant Timothy Dluhos (credit: Personal Photo via CBS 2)

Report: FDNY EMS Lieutenant Quits After Racial Tweet Scandal

An FDNY EMS lieutenant has resigned after being exposed for a pattern of racial Twitter messages, according to a published report.

04/28/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Ex-De Blasio Campaign Staffer Exposed For Offensive Tweets

A now ex-staffer for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio has been exposed, after sending hate messages on social media.

04/16/2013

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Report: FDNY Lieutenant Cries When Confronted About Offensive Tweets

A Fire Department emergency medical services lieutenant cried after a reporter confronted him about a string of racist tweets, according to a published report.

03/24/2013

A protester is arrested during the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement on September 17, 2012. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Occupy Wall Street Protester Whose Tweets Were Subpoenaed Pleads Guilty

An Occupy Wall Street protester whose tweets were subpoenaed pleaded guilty Wednesday to disorderly conduct, in a case that became a clash over social media privacy.

12/12/2012

Chris Rock (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Entertainment)

Chris Rock’s ‘Happy White People’s Day’ July 4th Tweet Causes Stir

He is a comedian after all. But some aren’t finding one of Chris Rock’s tweets very funny.

07/06/2012

Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ - Nov 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Gov. Christie To Appear On Jimmy Fallon’s Show

Christie used Twitter to invite the late-night comedian to get a personal tour. Christie then made fun of Fallon’s version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.”

11/23/2010

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Twitter Hack Opens Popups, Causes Havoc

A new way to cause mischief quickly spread through short-messaging service Twitter Tuesday morning before the site could fix the problem.

09/21/2010