Digi-savvy Sheriffs: Using Facebook, Crimedex, etc. to catch criminals

Pros: Public often knows more than police officers. Involves public in neighborhood surveillance.

Some issues: Dodges legal processes like subpoenas. Worries civil liberties folk. 

Source: NYTimes – Police Take the Fight Onto the Web  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/technology/08stream.html?ref=technology

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