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Seattle Police are aiming to keep their residents abreast of crime by creating a Twitter-focused crime blotter. The blotter will be made of 51 “hyper-local” news feeds, all coming from different areas around the city. To protect victims of crime, the police department will hold off on pushing out the tweets until the crime call has been closed, with the average tweet coming one hour after the initial crime was reported. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb of the department’s Public Affairs office said, “The Twitter feeds won’t detract from small newspapers and other news outlets that publish or broadcast the police blotters, but rather will add to discussion of local crime.” To learn more, please visit