HOW THEY CAUGHT THE SNIPER
I’m not sure I agree with the moral Orin Kerr, the latest Volokh Conspirator, seems to want to draw from the sniper case, but he provides the first account I’ve seen of how the identification and capture were actually made. (On the other hand, he misses a trick in parodying anti-law-enforcement paranoia: he could have pointed out the arrest was made by a task force led by the jackbooted thugs from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, some of whose agents were hovering overhead in a black helicopter: well, anyway, a Black Hawk helicopter.)
Weirdly, the key breakthrough — the call about the earlier killing in Montgomery, Ala. — seems to have come from Muhammed himself.
[Or maybe not: here’s a report that Muhammed talked (in a “nonconfessional” way) to a Catholic priest, who then submitted a tip. Which seems to raise the question: how serious a Muslim is this guy, anyway?]
[UPDATE: Friday’s New York Times reports that he both called the tipline on himself AND talked two priests about it. Are we dealing with another attempted-suicide-by-lethal-injection here?]