Web Users to ‘Patrol’ US Border

The BBC is reporting on a proposal that would place web cameras along the Texas-Mexico border and allow anyone with an internet connection to monitor illegal immigration ‘hot spots’ from anywhere in the world and report sightings to authorities. From the article — A US state is to enlist web users in its fight against […]

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Police Solve Crimes by Walking the MySpace Beat

Here is a recent article from NewsWeek that shows just how important Web 2.0 blogs and social networks are becoming to law enforcement and legal professionals when conducting investigations. Law enforcement officials are increasingly turning to social network sites like MySpace and FaceBook to help solve crimes and bring wrongdoers to justice. From the article […]

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LAPD Crime Tracking Map

The LA Times is reporting that the Los Angeles Police Department has released an online crime tracking map that allows citizens to monitor and track crime patterns in LA. From the article by Richard Winton — The LAPD’s interactive crime mapping, which went up on the department’s website late Wednesday, allows users to pinpoint by […]

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Cingular, Radio Shack Work On Wireless AMBER Alert System

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that Cingular and Radio Shack are working together on a wireless AMBER Alert System for users of cell phones and wireless network devices. The AMBER Alerts will be a free, opt-in service that will notify cell phone users in a given geographic area to newly-filed missing children notices in their […]

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Couple Charged After Attempting to Stop Repossession

PittsburghLive.com is reporting on a Pennsylvania couple that have been charged with numerous criminal counts, after attempting to stop the repossession of their SUV, including criminal conspiracy and making terroristic threats. From the article — Serena reportedly ran to the other side of the truck when Sonya Schlegel pointed a rifle at him, cursed at […]

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