Lakewood Police Shootings Illustrate More Reasons for Locally Elected Officials to Learn Communication Tools

There are still plenty of locally elected folks, particularly those for whom elected office is not their ‘day job,’ who are ignoring new communications tools. So here’s a story that might help you change their minds.

I thought I knew the potential of those tools … and then last Sunday, four police officers in my city got murdered. I put my reflections here on my blog, and recommend you consider offering a synopsis of this experience to any reluctant council members:

Even as an elected official, I got the first word about the shootings from Twitter and learned most other information from all the various forms of the media. ‘During a disaster’ would be a lousy time to learn how those tools work.

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