Steel yourself for what will surely become the most sedentary spin-off Law & Order yet: The NYPD has announced the formation of a new division, the Social Media Unit, which will solve crimes by Facebook stalking people. Assistant Commissioner Kevin O’Connor (no relation) will head up the unit.
As a gang intelligence officer, O’Connor apparently jumped into social media with the zeal of a middle-aged guy who really hates gangbangers. He is credited with using social media to nab shooters, stabbers, and gay-bashers. Loathe be the teenager in his extended family who dares upload an underage party picture to Facebook. [NYDN, Image of the NYPD Real Time Crime Center ca. 2006 via AP]