Awash in social media, cops still need the public to detect threats
NPR - 02/23/2015
On Valentine’s Day weekend, Jonathan Hutson found himself exchanging tweets with somebody unpleasant: a Holocaust-denying anti-Semite, by the look of things.
Then Hutson looked up the person’s earlier tweets. This guy was tweeting about shooting up a school. He said that he wanted to execute 30-plus grade-school kids.”
So Hutson decided to draw the person out — “engage with him,” as he puts it — to see if the threats were real.