by: Action News Jax
Updated: Oct 11, 2017 – 1:50 PM
by: Action News Jax
Updated: Oct 11, 2017 – 6:32 PM
From hate groups to real-life killers, television producers and researchers have to navigate frequent exposure to some truly disturbing content. Is it time to start talking about mental health?
Last fall, Matt Goerzen began dedicating eight hours a day, five days a week, to tracking down internet trolls, security researchers, media manipulators and hackers.
An associate producer and researcher for Viceland’s Cyberwar, Goerzen is tasked with investigating the dark ecosystem of cyberwarfare. Since joining the network, he’s pursued stories on tech developed to surveil activist communities, memetic warfare and malware that recruits unwitting devices for DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks.
It’s a bleak, if fascinating, landscape to spend any amount of time in. For the episode on memetic warfare, the Cyberwar team closely perused white supremacist websites. The anti-immigrant Soldiers of Odin – classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2016 — is another community
Christopher Beckford looks toward his father Barry Beckford as his attorneys look over an identification document as the son testifies during the trial related to the 1997 murder of Deborah Bailey in Yakima County Superior Court in Yakima, Wash., Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (SHAWN GUST/Yakima Herald-Republic)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – A day before the second anniversary of Allison Feldman’s unsolved murder, Scottsdale police officers were out canvassing nearby neighborhoods and asking residents for DNA samples.
The mysterious murder of the 31-year-old woman found dead in her home has generated national headlines and several leads — but no arrests.
Family members told ABC15 they appreciate detectives’ continued work to try and keep the case from growing cold.
“The police said they believed very early on that she was targeted and so do I,” said Harley Feldman, Allison’s father. “It’s frustrating. We’d like it solved a long time ago. But I can’t fault the effort (police) are putting in.”
A Scottsdale police spokesman said expanding the original canvass area is common in complex investigations and the option for residents to provide DNA is voluntary.
ABC15 witnessed teams of officers walking door to door in the area near the crime.
“We document who we talk