So on the wake of the Boston bombs and recalling past events like manhunts, and plane crashes. I figured since we are all glued to the tv, laptop,computer,phone.. why not discuss the publics role in these events. And, if you want, the media. Does the public get in the way more than they help. In Boston, the internet and public photos were very helpful In the investigation, it seems. But afte the bombs went off should everyone be rushing to the scene? The media loves to get close and loves to throw shit out, talk to everyone they can who heard what happened even if they didn't see anything. Ahh. On my phone. Hit post before I was done. Was going to make a poll but didn't know how from tapatalk. So do people get in the way more than help? Does the media get in the way? What say you geniuses? Edit: I know the public is immeasurable to Investigations. Most, if not all, things are solved with tips. What someone saw/ heard, no matter how small can help immensely. So getting involved and offering information is a given and much needed part the public plays.