US Customs Using YouTube Records To Examine Drug Smuggler's Death Threats

from the perhaps-YouTube-isn't-the-best-medium-for-death-threats dept

While Mexican gangs have been using YouTube to pass taunting messages back and forth to each other, it seems like that might not be such a wise idea. As with other cases of criminals using YouTube, only to have it backfire when that just made it easier to catch them, it appears that U.S. Customs Enforcement has executed a search warrant to get some information on supposed death threats sent via YouTube by a drug smuggler. It’s unclear right now how useful the information from YouTube will prove to be, but once again this seems to suggest that rather than discouraging criminals from using YouTube, we should be absolutely encouraging it, to make it that much easier to catch and prosecute them.


Rate this comment as insightful
Rate this comment as funny
You have rated this comment as insightful
You have rated this comment as funny
Flag this comment as abusive/trolling/spam
You have flagged this comment
The first word has already been claimed
The last word has already been claimed
Insightful Lightbulb icon Funny Laughing icon Abusive/trolling/spam Flag icon Insightful badge Lightbulb icon Funny badge Laughing icon Comments icon

Comments on “US Customs Using YouTube Records To Examine Drug Smuggler's Death Threats”

Subscribe: RSS Leave a comment
6 Comments
TheDock22 says:

Criminals

No one ever claimed most criminals were smart. I actually think YouTube should make some profit on it. Hype up the criminal videos, then more will be posted. And since it’s the internet, it can’t be entrapment.

Although more losers might commit petty crimes just to get their 15-minutes, but that’s a risk I would be willing to take.

Add Your Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here

Comment Options:

Make this the or (get credits or sign in to see balance) what's this?

What's this?

Techdirt community members with Techdirt Credits can spotlight a comment as either the "First Word" or "Last Word" on a particular comment thread. Credits can be purchased at the Techdirt Insider Shop »

Follow Techdirt

Techdirt Daily Newsletter

Techdirt Deals
Techdirt Insider Discord
The latest chatter on the Techdirt Insider Discord channel...
Loading...