Late on a Saturday night a long time ago, a 15-year-old Boca Raton teen was baby-sitting two small neighborhood kids.
Moments after hearing knocks at the front door, the baby sitter turned toward a hallway near the kitchen and faced a man wearing pantyhose over his face and pointing a pistol at her.
“Don’t worry,” the intruder said, before proceeding to rape her in a bedroom. “I won’t hurt you. Don’t scream.”
It was about 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, 1976. Almost 36 years to the day after this attack, Boca Raton police accused John MacLean — a notorious burglar and convicted sex offender from Deerfield Beach — of being the man in the disguise.
Now 68, MacLean is in Palm Beach County Jail as he awaits the start of his trial May 11 on two armed sexual battery counts resulting
Read more at: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-1970s-boca-rape-case-update-20141231-story.html
Some achieve celebrity, and some have celebrity thrust upon them, to paraphrase Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. This may be how Alex Geutsitskiy and Katie Verkovod feel, a couple from Oregon who were captured on camera by photographer Paul Wolfe at exactly the moment Geutsitskiy proposed on a peak in the Columbia River Gorge.
Wanting to share the picture with the couple, Wolfe posted it to busy online communities such as Imgur, Reddit, and Facebook, where the groom’s best man found it and contacted Wolfe. While the situation has been very positive for the couple, the case raises questions about what is called “crowdsleuthing” and “sousveillance”, and how they are, and should not be, used.
The term crowdsleuthing, a portmanteau of crowdsourcing and sleuthing, arrived in the fall-out of the Boston Marathon bombing and refers to how huge numbers of people can organise online and help carry out a search or
Read more at: http://theconversation.com/crowdsleuthing-curiosity-can-be-a-double-edged-sword-35218