Posted May. 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Premium Lock Crowdsourcing evidence? Yep. California police use new tool to track down rioters

Published: 2014-05-05 11:00:00
Updated: 2014-05-05 11:00:00

Crowdsourcing Evidence This photo taken Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Los Angles, shows a tablet computer displaying a web site for LEEDIR or the Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository that aims to make use of a document-everything culture evident on Instagram, Facebook and other social media to benefit law enforcement nationwide. Los Angeles sheriffs Cmdr. Scott Edson approached two companies with a novel idea, a cloud-based repository for crowd-sourced videos and photos that could be flipped on in an emergency. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

"When the public really wants to catch these bad guys as badly as we do, this is the mechanism," said Los Angeles Sheriff's Cmdr. Scott Edson, who helped conceptualize the system in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. "They can help us by sending us pictures and video."...

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