#Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue, please don't call us about it being down, we don't know when FB will be back up!— Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014
Yes we got calls #facebookdown That is why I sent out my previous msg to prevent them. Unk number received on 911 or reg number TY #LASD— Sgt. Brink (@LASDBrink) August 1, 2014
Pls. No questions about when #Facebook will be back up, we do not know... Thx! #LAPD— LAPD Communications (@911LAPD) August 1, 2014
I know that losing access to Facebook can feel like an emergency. You can certainly experience emotional heartbreak as a result of its sudden, inexplicable departure from your life. But police departments would like for you to know that it is not a crisis that they can resolve. Just shelter in place until Facebook resumes normal operations.
Tragically, this emergency lasted a full half hour before Facebook came back online. During that time, well . . . let's just say no one will forget the carnage of August 1, 2014.
Look around you--right where you are now. Ask yourself if you have all of the skills and supplies necessary to endure a social media outage.
If not, then it's time to get ready.
-via Ace of Spades HQ