Tweet Beat: social media buzzing about crime

By Robert Holly/CU-CitizenAccess.org — Champaign-Urbana social-media users have erupted with posts about the unusual crimes that have occurred throughout the past few weeks. Those crimes range from the mysterious, to the serious, to the downright ridiculous. On Sept. 6, many Champaign-Urbana area residents tweeted about the Amber Alert issued in response to the abduction of a 13-year-old girl. Those who tweeted about the alert include @chambanamoms and dozens of news outlets.