Plymouth READS Features “What if?” Scenario
Residents in Plymouth got to hear from Plymouth Deputy Police Chief Erik Fadden as part of a series of learning opportunities surrounding this year’s Plymouth READS selection. Police discussed how social media can be a good and bad thing during disasters.
“We use it as a resource but we don’t use it as a definitive source of any information,” explained Fadden. “We take it with a grain of salt and vet it. It may be something that points investigators in a good direction and it may be something that points us in the wrong direction.”
Why the emphasis on catastrophe or disasters? The Plymouth READS selection is “Marathon” by Brian Freeman. The author uses the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing as the template for an eerily similar plot set in Duluth. While members of the FBI and local police department race to identify the culprit, social media fuels the worst instincts of the citizenry.
Friends of the Plymouth Library, city of Plymouth and the Plymouth Arts Council sponsor this series. You can pick up the book at the Plymouth Library.
You can also meet author Brian Freeman on Thursday, April 11, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Plymouth Creek Center.