More Dumb Criminals On YouTube: Man Faces 10 Years In Jail For Self-Incrimination By YouTube

from the darwinism-at-work dept

While some still want to blame YouTube and other sites for the fact that criminals often post evidence of their crimes on the site, others have at least recognized that all YouTube really does is make it that much easier for police to track down and catch criminals. In the latest example, a guy is now facing 10 years in prison after posting a video on YouTube of him holding a gun (and pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm). Not only was the gun unregistered, but it was manufactured outside the state, making it a federal offense. It's like YouTube is a giant filter for dumb criminals.


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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 6th, 2009 @ 4:14pm

    True dat man.. Tru dat..

     

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    Undumb criminal, Mar 6th, 2009 @ 4:54pm

    Proxies anyone?

    Um, anyone with half a brain that knows they are posting self-incriminating evidence or is committing a crime knows that they should be doing such over a high-anonymity proxy from outside of the country. I guess these guys don't have half a brain.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 6th, 2009 @ 5:02pm

    Re: Proxies anyone?

    Because that totally hides your face on the camera while you do something illegal.

    Moron.

     

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    LOL, Mar 6th, 2009 @ 5:25pm

    Re: Re: Proxies anyone?

    Huh, how will they know your name from your face.

    I guess in this special case they would know cuz he's already a felon.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 6th, 2009 @ 5:42pm

    A Federal Case

    Not only was the gun unregistered, but it was manufactured outside the state, making it a federal offense.

    I wouldn't have thought that would make it a federal case. If someone commits a crime using a vehicle manufactured outside the state, does that make it a federal case?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 7th, 2009 @ 12:26am

    I'm assuming ATF would be involved?

    Transporting unlicensed firearms across state lines? my best guess.

     

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    Oldfart from Wisconsin, Mar 7th, 2009 @ 4:48am

    True dat man.. Tru dat..

    It is fairly safe to assume that the miscreant spoke in such a manner.
    By the way, is that supposed to be English??

     

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    LtJackboot, Mar 7th, 2009 @ 8:42am

    cant blame youtube

    If you're gonna tell the whole freakin' world about your crimes you're gonna get caught.

     

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    Joe, Mar 8th, 2009 @ 4:12pm

    Most states, including Virginia, do not require guns to be registered. Not even gun-hostile New Jersey requires registration of firearms.

     

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    boost, Mar 9th, 2009 @ 10:28am

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    Hand guns must be registered in most states.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 9th, 2009 @ 11:07am

    Re: A Federal Case

    Yeah I wondered about that one too - is that specific to firearms . . . seems a little rediculous

     

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    BTR1701, Mar 10th, 2009 @ 6:34am

    Re: Re:

    > Hand guns must be registered in most states.

    Only to carry them. Mere ownership of them doesn't require registration except in a handful of states. Certainly not "most" states.

     

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