July 6, 2009

Journalist finds fun way to follow federal law enforcement?

A former Detroit News journalist took what he knew and created a specialty site that caught the attention of the (Detroit) Metro Times.

The magazine writes about ticklethewire, a web site that tracks federal law enforcement. It was started by Allan Lengel, who also worked for the Washington Post before turnng to this post-newspaper career.

Andrew Arena (pictured) , head of the Detroit FBI, talks about corruption and mortgage fraud in a showpiece now online.

TickleTheWire.com is named after a law enforcement term, which means to create a situation that will encourage targets of a probe to talk on a wiretapped phone.

Looks like it was 2008 when Flint was mentioned on the site.


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