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Old 12 August 2009, 11:37 PM
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I was watching an episode of "Forensic Files" last night on the Malvo/Muhammad sniper murders, and part of the story was how witnesses kept reporting a suspicious white van leaving the scenes of the killings.

Of course, it later turns out that Malvo and Muhammad were driving around (and sniping from) a black sedan.

I wonder how much surveillance energy got wasted hunting white vans that were only suspicious because people have been trained by the myth to perceive them as suspicious (after the fact, at least).

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