Monday, May 20 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:07:05 GMT
Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said James Dillon, 20, of Independence, was shot and killed while sitting in his vehicle. The shootingMore >>
Detectives are looking for a killer after a deadly shooting late Sunday night. The sheriff said it is believed this was a drive-by shooting.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 3:33 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:33:45 GMT
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.According to reports, Andres Gonzalez, 27, and Raphael Domino Jr., 39, were fighting at Club End Zone on Plank Rd. justMore >>
Baton Rouge Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly killed a man in a fight.More >>
Experts say the officer who killed a Long Island college student and a home invasion suspect on Friday was confronted with a split-second choice.More >>
As a grieving family prepared for the funeral of a Hofstra University junior killed by a police officer's bullet during a standoff with an armed intruder, some on Monday questioned whether police should have waited for...More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. More >>
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Talk about a virtual vigilante group - a newly revamped website let's people blow the whistle on suspected undocumented immigrants for the World Wide Web to see.
With illegalalienreport.com, people can anonymously report someone they think is in the United States illegally. They can post names, pictures and even addresses, and while the founder says he's put filters in place, the website is raising some serious legal and safety concerns.
"No one had built a site for posting illegal aliens on the Internet before," said George O'Brien, the creator of the site, over the phone. He told CBS 5 News the site supposed to be a last resort when law enforcement doesn't do its job.
"If they want to hold them honest by, you know, posting what - you know, their complaint online, then that's when we want them to come to this site," he said.
One report for a Phoenix man lists his name, the year he was born, his address, even his kids' names. We paid a visit to the home, and while the man's family didn't want to go on camera, they told us he has since moved to New York - along with his green card.
"These people don't know if someone is here without documents," said attorney Daniel Ortega. He says while a site like this could open itself up to liability, there's a bigger problem than just a legal one.
"This simply promotes hate and it promotes racial profiling on the basis of the color of skin," he said.
"I don't really want it to be like a hate-mongering thing, I just want it to be like a thing where, in fact we even, with that checking the filter, we've gone to great lengths to keep, like, racist speech out of the website," O'Brien said.
O'Brien says he even welcomes undocumented immigrants to share their stories. CBS 5 News asked why someone would do that if the site is dedicated to getting them arrested.
"If they were here illegally right now, they probably wouldn't want to, but, if they used to be illegal they might want to," O'Brien said.
At least two members of Congress went on Twitter on Tuesday to publicly denounce the website. Meanwhile, O'Brien says he hopes to expand the site soon to include reporting crimes outside of immigration.
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