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Facebook and code enforcement

April 15th, 2012 No comments

Every time I teach I learn something.  I was in Cedar Rapids at the end of last week doing a presentation at the IowACE meeting.  One of the attendees told me about how she uses Facebook to investigate her cases.  She’s been trying to shut down an illegal speedway that the parties insist is not a racetrack.  Turns out they have a community page to, guess what, save the speedway.  I have used Facebook in prosecuting people for possession of marijuana and I know that police officers use it quite a bit but this is the first time someone has told me about using it for a code violation.  It is a very good idea and gives inspectors another avenue to explore.  I think it might be useful in cases involving illegal home occupations.  Has any one else had success using social networking in this way?

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