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SXSW Interactive 2016

Viral Vigilantes!

Virtual vigilantes! With the success of ID's Crime Feed’s success,and IDAddicts everywhere, individuals and communities are becoming more involved in crime prevention. Citizen Journalists all over the country (via social media) often see something and say something in their communities, warning law enforcement of potential threats. But can we crime fight via social networking. Does it ultimately help or hurt?

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  1. Who are these citizen crime fighters - what does law enforcement think of them?
  2. Does crime actually get solved via tips via the web? Does it ever backfire?
  3. Who are other ID Addicts? How can I get involved?

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Joanne Schioppi, Sr Dir of Publicity, Discovery Communications

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