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The Game's tweet leaves police asking how to call foul

Aug 15, 2011 9:48:00 PM - latimes.com
Authorities wonder if legal action is possible after rapper's Twitter followers overwhelm Compton sheriff's station with calls. Some agencies are turning to social media to help prevent violence.

All it took was a tweet. A famous rapper's Twitter feed posted a phone number for the Compton station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, urging his more than half-million followers to call. Within seconds, every line on every phone at the station was jammed.

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