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Law Enforcement Today Blocked From Posting by Facebook


In December, Facebook had also blocked its posts.

Law Enforcement Today, a publication devoted to law enforcement issues, says that Facebook is censoring its content.

“FB has just blocked Law Enforcement Today – with it’s nearly 900,000 members – from posting. All admins blocked from posting to any page and group they are associated with. This is out of control,” Law Enforcement Today wrote on Twitter on January 11, 2021.

It’s not clear why Law Enforcement Today blocked. We’ve reached out to Facebook for comment.

In December, Law Enforcement Today also wrote that Facebook had blocked its posts. We also reached out to Law Enforcement Today for more information.

On Facebook, Law Enforcement Today’s top post came at 4:30 p.m. on January 11. “These heroes will restore your faith in humanity,” the caption reads. It’s a share of a story that starts, “Two locals in Salt Lake City are being lauded for their heroics and coined as Good Samaritans when they rescued a police officer from a burning vehicle after the cruiser was struck by another vehicle that ran a red light.”

The page recently shared a story headlined, “School superintendent threatening to punish or terminate teachers for having attended Washington, DC protest.”

The site’s about us page says, “Law Enforcement Today (LET) was started by Captain Robert Greenberg as a voice for active and retired law enforcement officers, their families, and anyone who supports the men and women who protect and serve. LET unapologetically supports those who hold the Thin Blue Line. LET publishes the first-hand accounts of how officers have successfully faced adversity or practiced excellence in law enforcement. We also share news about the topics that impact the law enforcement community.”

People went on the Facebook page and asked the group whether it was true they’d been blocked from posting, but no one from the group was able to respond to the comments.

Law Enforcement Today’s top story on Twitter honors a fallen officer. “Cpl. Brian LaVigne was set to work one more shift before he retired. He was killed after a suspect rammed into his patrol vehicle,” the site tweeted. “Tonight… we honor him. Cpl. Brian LaVigne – your life mattered.”

The site also covers crime news. A recent tweet says, “Police say a 68-year-old woman was attacked by a convicted felon with a deadly weapon while using her walker on the street outside her house.”


Jim Piwowarczykhttps://www.wisconsinrightnow.com/
Jim Piwowarczyk is an investigative journalist and co-founder of Wisconsin Right Now. Married with 3 kids, a chocolate lab, and a german shepherd. Jim served as a police officer in Wisconsin for more than 20 years. His career started as a police officer in Milwaukee County in 1994 as a patrol officer, until he was promoted to patrol sergeant in 2003 where he worked until he left in 2009 to pursue business aspirations. Jim Piwowarczyk was a field training officer, evidence technician & hostage negotiator and conducted many drug investigations. Jim continued to work part-time for an area police department. Jim is avid real estate investor, and small business owner & developer. Jim has coached youth football and basketball. Jim is also an avid fisherman and hunter.

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