59-year-old man shot in attempted car jacking
Original post made on Nov 2, 2007
The incident occurred at 10:30 p.m. last night on Paragon Circle in Laguna Oaks, where the man was coming home and getting out of his car in the garage.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 2, 2007, 10:35 AM
on Nov 2, 2007 at 11:35 pm
I've gotta ask...
how is the crime news info obtained? Press release, press conference, interview?
The Herald's story looks almost the same except for a change around of a few words: Web Link
I try to look at a few different sources/perspectives when possible so I was just curious why the stories would look almost the same.
Thanks in advance if anyone knows how the system works.
on Nov 3, 2007 at 8:56 am
After hearing the droning of a helicopter circling above, I went outside and observed for awhile. The strange thing was that the helicopter circled over and over and over again but didn't seem to go lower to the ground or use it's powerful light in a downward manner as one would expect in a search. It disturbed me. I watched this search heli for 40 minutes and wondered how in the world this would help to locate a fleeing suspect by car - much less by foot.
on Nov 3, 2007 at 9:17 am
Answers to the above questions: Initial crime info is released to the media through a press release and reporters typically cut and paste. They then follow up with interviews for clarification then, if the incident is big enough, there is sometimes a press conference. As for the helicopter, they now have infrared technology that is far superior in some situations to the bright spotlights you see on TV car chases... you won't even see any light but its there, and works much better when trying to find a person at night. Often helicopters are restricted by FAA as to how close they may come to the ground also.