We appreciate the citizenry's need to pause and blow the whistle on occasion and therefore really dig Boston's Crimestopper's idea to let the snitching happen in beautiful texting anonymity. Crimestoppers has existed for more than a decade in Boston (and many other spots across the nation) as an anonymous phone service, but the new "Text a Tip" program is a first in the country. To sell somebody out, all ya have to do is send a text message with the word TIP in the subject line to CRIME (27463) and then let the police do all the tough work. We expect this will catch on and if so you may well be seeing this program in your neck of the woods in the not too distant future.

[Via textually.org]