Category Archives: Citizen Sleuths

‘Holy Crap!’ – California woman can’t wait to get photo album found in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MICH. – They’re soon to be together again.

Thanks to a concerned citizen, and the power of social media, a family photo album filled with baby pictures, is heading back to the baby – who now happens to be 35-years old, and lives 3,000 miles from where the album was found.

“My mother called me and said, ‘hey, you were on the news back in Michigan,'” said Jennifer Rose, via Skype, from her home in San Luis Obispo, California. “A friend

Read more at: http://www.wzzm13.com/features/holy-crap-california-woman-cant-wait-to-get-photo-album-found-in-muskegon/482864809

Lost and found – woman hopes rightful owner of photos comes forward

MUSKEGON, MICH. – In the past, WZZM viewers have contacted our TV station, claiming they found old photos, books and toys, and they hoped that with our help, these lost items would eventually be returned to the rightful owners.

Thanks to social media, WZZM’s rate of reconnecting items with original owners has been quite high. WZZM has been recruited to try it again.

Becca Genson recently visited a thrift store in Muskegon, Michigan hoping to find a photo album.

“I went over to the picture frames

Read more at: http://www.wzzm13.com/features/lost-and-found-woman-hopes-rightful-owner-of-photos-comes-forward/482593336

Lost and found — woman hopes rightful owner of photos comes forward

MUSKEGON, MICH. – In the past, WZZM viewers have contacted our TV station, claiming they found old photos, books and toys, and they hoped that with our help, these lost items would eventually be returned to the rightful owners.

Thanks to social media, WZZM’s rate of reconnecting items with original owners has been quite high. WZZM has been recruited to try it again.

Becca Genson recently visited a thrift store in Muskegon, Michigan hoping to find a photo album.

“I went over to the picture frames

Read more at: http://www.wzzm13.com/features/lost-and-found-woman-hopes-rightful-owner-of-photos-comes-forward/482593336

Is crowd-sourced crime fighting just digital vigilantism? A new CBS drama finds out

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Actor Jeremy Piven talks about his new show on CBS and the real star of the primetime crime drama: a fictional computer app named ‘Sophe.’

Crowd-sourced crime fighting sounds like a great idea — until over-eager citizen sleuths wrongly identify an innocent person, creating havoc or worse in that person’s life. 

That tension is the premise of a new CBS drama, Wisdom of the Crowd, which airs Sunday night at 8 PM starting Oct. 1. 

Actor Jeremy Piven is billed as the new lead of

Read more at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2017/09/28/when-app-becomes-star-primetime-tv-show/713185001/

New DB Cooper sleuth challenges long-held beliefs about skyjacker, identifies surprising suspect

“Where’s the fuel truck?” the pilot asked as he guided his small turboprop plane to its assigned spot at the Jacksonville, Florida, airport. It was Oct. 4, 1971.

“This is the FBI,” the control tower responded. “There will be no fuel. Repeat. There will be no fuel.”

Minutes later federal agents rushed the plane.

The result: George Giffe, the suicidal man who had hijacked the private aircraft in Nashville — and demanded that it be refueled on Jacksonville’s tarmac — shot the pilot to death. He then did the same to his estranged wife, Susan Giffe, who he had kidnapped earlier in the day. He killed himself as well.

The terrible tragedy came in the midst of a skyjacking epidemic in the U.S. In just four years, more than 100 aircraft had been seized, knocking the FBI on its heels. In Jacksonville, the bureau had finally decided to get aggressive — and it proved

Read more at: http://www.oregonlive.com/history/2017/09/new_amateur_sleuth_in_db_coope.html

Reveal: Follow The Money

Update, Aug. 26, 2017: On this episode of Reveal, we introduce #citizensleuth – a collaboration with the Center for Public Integrity. The project aims to answer questions such as “How much is President Donald Trump worth?” or “Is he or anyone in his administration profiting from their positions?”  We’ve created a database listing all the assets that members of his administration have disclosed and we’re asking the public to take part in our investigation. Citizen sleuths have already uncovered some leads.  Listen to the audio here.

Then we revisit our episode with CPI that investigates the high levels of pollution near U.S. schools and how it affects the kids who breathe it in.  Hear that story here.

We team up with the Center for Public Integrity to investigate the high levels of automobile exhaust that surround U.S. schools and how the bad air affects the millions of children who

Read more at: http://kgou.org/post/reveal-follow-money

Follow the money: citizen sleuths investigate

How much is President Donald Trump worth? And is he or anyone in his administration profiting from their positions? Reveal is teaming up with the Center for Public Integrity to investigate those questions.

We’ve created a database listing all the assets that members of his administration have disclosed. Now we’re digging through those documents to see whether there are any conflicts of interest. We’ve posted the information online, and we’re asking the public to take part in our investigation. Citizen sleuths already have uncovered some leads. By crowdsourcing this project, we will be able to monitor whether any policy changes end up benefiting members of the president’s team.

Dig Deeper

  • Help: Investigate the Trump administration’s business connections
  • Email tips to newstips@publicintegrity.org.

Read more at: https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/follow-the-money-citizen-sleuths-investigate/

Follow the money: citizen sleuths investigate | Reveal

How much is President Donald Trump worth? And is he or anyone in his administration profiting from their positions? Reveal is teaming up with the Center for Public Integrity to investigate those questions.

We’ve created a database listing all the assets that members of his administration have disclosed. Now we’re digging through those documents to see whether there are any conflicts of interest. We’ve posted the information online, and we’re asking the public to take part in our investigation. Citizen sleuths already have uncovered some leads. By crowdsourcing this project, we will be able to monitor whether any policy changes end up benefiting members of the president’s team.

Dig Deeper

  • Help: Investigate the Trump administration’s business connections
  • Email tips to newstips@publicintegrity.org.

Read more at: https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/follow-the-money-citizen-sleuths-investigate/

Follow the money: Citizen sleuths investigate | Reveal

How much is President Donald Trump worth? And is he or anyone in his administration profiting from their positions? Reveal is teaming up with the Center for Public Integrity to investigate those questions.

We’ve created a database listing all the assets that members of his administration have disclosed. Now we’re digging through those documents to see whether there are any conflicts of interest. We’ve posted the information online, and we’re asking the public to take part in our investigation. Citizen sleuths already have uncovered some leads. By crowdsourcing this project, we will be able to monitor whether any policy changes end up benefiting members of the president’s team.

Dig Deeper

  • Help: Investigate the Trump administration’s business connections
  • Email tips to newstips@publicintegrity.org.

Read more at: https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/follow-the-money-citizen-sleuths-investigate/

Follow the money: Citizen sleuths investigate

How much is President Donald Trump worth? And is he or anyone in his administration profiting from their positions? Reveal is teaming up with the Center for Public Integrity to investigate those questions.

We’ve created a database listing all the assets that members of his administration have disclosed. Now we’re digging through those documents to see whether there are any conflicts of interest. We’ve posted the information online, and we’re asking the public to take part in our investigation. Citizen sleuths already have uncovered some leads. By crowdsourcing this project, we will be able to monitor whether any policy changes end up benefiting members of the president’s team.

Dig Deeper

  • Help: Investigate the Trump administration’s business connections
  • Email tips to newstips@publicintegrity.org.

Read more at: https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/follow-the-money-citizen-sleuths-investigate/