The Thin Blue Line at MySpace

A high school freshman in Massachusetts threatened classmates online. A 14-year-old in Georgia said he would blow up the White House. Two 17-year-olds went on a pyromaniacal spree in Washington, setting fire to stores, a bowling alley and a bus. Police have arrested all four in the past month--with the help of the teens themselves, who confessed the crimes openly on their pages at

Actually, "bragged" might be more apt. The confessions are all about showing off, says Trench, the scribe at MyCrimeSpace com which tracks the growing number of crime stories with MySpace twists. (He...

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