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Al Jazeera story on citizen sleuths

Posted June 11th, 2014 in Field Reports by Billy Jensen

Al Jazeera America just published a story about online citizen detectives. It covers animal crush cases,, Animal Beta Project, NAMus and a bunch of other things. Here is one of my quotes quotes from the story.


“Currently, there is no national database of cold murder cases, but Jensen is developing one, which he said will provide basic information for the 200,000 unsolved murders in the U.S. “Right now, many of these cases are sitting in a box in a warehouse gathering dust,” he said. “Why not let the public give it a shot? The people who committed the crime have gotten away with it. They’re ghosts. But the crowd can help. And it doesn’t need to be a witch hunt. The crowd can dig up the information, and funnel it through a detective who can follow up.”


Read the whole thing here.