Catching the DC Snipers

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Wednesday, October 23, 2002

Angry Missive Complains of ‘Ignored’ Calls (

Is Dilbert working as an FBI trainee?

U.S. Role in Inquiry Grows Amid Tales of Turf Battles

I was always under the impression that an interstate crime was a matter of federal jurisdiction. A murder spree through two states, which is essentially what the sniper (or snipers) is doing, is interstate. There is no reason why the FBI should not have taken charge of this investigation as soon as the first Virginia victim was murdered.

I hope the federal authorities, that is the FBI and DOJ, realize that they are shirking their responsibilities in avoiding taking charge of this investigation.

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Police Questioning Man and Boy at an Undisclosed Location

Rifle found in suspect car

Two People Arrested in Sniper Investigation (

Friday, October 25, 2002

The Leak That Sank the Suspects (

Hopefully this is all over. I am thankful the police did their jobs well. I’ll leave for another day thinking about whether an inter-jurisdictional task forces was really the most effective form of organization available here.

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