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Hub Blog Tracks Violent Crime

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An interactive map created by a Boston-area blogger has taken on a life of its own. "Boston Crime" pin-points violent crimes with a gun icon. Blog users click on the map to see, not only a description of the event but also comments memorializing the victims.

Adam Gaffin started the project to document the many crimes he found went unreported by the local media. He didn't expect that friends, family, and even rival gang members would begin posting comments. Adam Gaffin joins WBUR's Delores Handy to talk about his blog.

You can link to the "Boston Crime" blog below.

This program aired on February 21, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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Delores Handy was formerly a host and reporter at WBUR.


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