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Online sleuths point finger at wrong person in fatal California attack, police say

When Riverside police shared photographs of two possible attackers in a fatal fight Aug. 12 outside the Hideaway Cafe and asked the public to phone in tips, generally well-intentioned online sleuths set about publicly pointing fingers at suspects of their choosing instead of discreetly contacting detectives with their suspicions.

As a result, an innocent man received death threats, police had to spend time deleting posts from their Facebook page and, an attorney said, the amateur detectives may have set themselves up for expensive defamation lawsuits.

“We appreciate our community doing their own detective work, but we’d appreciate them, instead of telling everyone about the detective work they did … tell the detective working on the case,” Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback said.

Adam Valles, 29, of Bloomington, died Aug. 17, from the injuries he suffered shortly after 2 a.m. Aug. 12 outside the bar at the corner of Main Street and Mission Inn

Read more at: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/29/online-sleuths-point-finger-at-wrong-person-in-fatal-riverside-attack-police-say/

Online sleuths point finger at wrong person in fatal Riverside attack, police say – Press

When Riverside police shared photographs of two possible attackers in a fatal fight Aug. 12 outside the Hideaway Cafe and asked the public to phone in tips, generally well-intentioned online sleuths set about publicly pointing fingers at suspects of their choosing instead of discreetly contacting detectives with their suspicions.

As a result, an innocent man received death threats, police had to spend time deleting posts from their Facebook page and, an attorney said, the amateur detectives may have set themselves up for expensive defamation lawsuits.

“We appreciate our community doing their own detective work, but we’d appreciate them, instead of telling everyone about the detective work they did … tell the detective working on the case,” Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback said.

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

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 – and we’re asking the public to take part in our investigation. Citizen sleuths already have uncovered some leads. By crowdsourcing this project, we can monitor whether any policy changes end up benefiting members of the president’s team.

To explore more reporting, visit revealnews.org or find us at fb.com/ThisIsReveal, on Twitter @reveal or Instagram @revealnews.

Read more at: https://www.wbez.org/shows/reveal/follow-the-money-citizen-sleuths-investigate/cee26f1a-75a4-455c-8d6f-8ca7bb6651ad

Amateur Sleuths Close In on Suspect in Case of a Stolen Rabbit

On June 28, the police of the 23rd Precinct wrote on Facebook that they expected “an imminent arrest” of Sunny’s captor.

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Nothing happened.

The rabbit volunteers kicked into high gear. They put up a $1,000 reward. Mr. Allieri, a publicist, had 200 fliers printed. He received a tip that the thief lived on West 172nd Street in Washington Heights. He put up fliers and asked passers-by if they had seen Sunny.

Pieces started falling into place. Many people told Mr. Allieri that they had seen a man carrying around a gray rabbit. They mentioned his name.

Mr. Allieri found someone with that name on Facebook who resembled the man on the shelter’s surveillance video.

The suspect’s name is being withheld from this article because the police have not confirmed it to The New York Times.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/nyregion/rabbit-sunny-theft-shelter.html

Citizen Sleuths Spring Into Action in Indiana Murder Mystery as Reward Reaches $50G

America is a nation of detectives as everyday citizens attempt to identify a suspect featured in cell phone video of the two murdered teens in Indiana.

Read: Did Murdered Indiana Teens Capture the Voice of Their Killer?

The grainy image and haunting audio of the man saying “down the hill” were recorded by 14-year-old Liberty German on her cell phone.

German and her best friend, Abigail Williams, 14, were found murdered near a creek on a popular hiking trail in Indiana on February 13. 

People in the town of Delphi — population 3,000 — say they refuse to believe the suspect is one of their own.

“Somebody knows this voice,” one Delphi citizen told Inside Edition.

Read more at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/citizen-sleuths-spring-action-indiana-205800799.html

Citizen Sleuths Spring Into Action in Indiana Murder Mystery as Reward Reaches $50G

German and her best friend, Abigail Williams, 14, were found murdered near a creek on a popular hiking trail in Indiana on February 13.

America is a nation of detectives as everyday citizens attempt to identify a suspect featured in cell phone video of the two murdered teens in Indiana.

Read: Did Murdered Indiana Teens Capture the Voice of Their Killer?

The grainy image and haunting audio of the man saying “down the hill” were recorded by 14-year-old Liberty German on her cell phone.

German and her best friend, Abigail Williams, 14, were found murdered near a creek on a popular hiking trail in Indiana on February 13.

People in the town of Delphi — population 3,000 — say they refuse to believe the suspect is one of their own.

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