There have been plenty of stories about criminals posting videos to YouTube, and almost always the site gets blamed for the offending action, when in fact the site can actually help solve crimes. That being said, apparently Mexican gangs are using the site to taunt each other, posting videos of grisly crimes, as well as bounties for the murder of rivals. Even still, the videos are likely to be hurting the gangs as much as they are helping them, since the Mexican police have been monitoring the site. YouTube, of course, has a policy against this kind of footage, although you can't blame the company if it has its hands full with requests for videos to be taken down.
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