YouTube Is A Communications Platform, As Mexican Gangs Can Attest

from the violence-in-the-media dept

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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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Feb 2007 @ 3:59pm

    This looks like a job for Dusty Bottoms, Lucky Day, and Ned Nederlander.

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    Alex, 13 Feb 2007 @ 4:14pm

    Hmm?

    Can you say "Idiots!"

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    Chris, 13 Feb 2007 @ 4:29pm

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight........ let me post a video of myself curb-stomping some rival to YouTube! now everyone know that i'm such a bad-ass... Take me away coppers! as post #2 states -- IDIOTS!!!

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    KelpBoots, 13 Feb 2007 @ 4:49pm

    Aha!

    I always figured LonelyGirl15 was part of some lowlife crew.... its always the way... the underworld using seemingly innocent la chicas to lure some unsuspecting mark into a position of compromise... I wonder where she hides her gang tats....?

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    ScytheNoire, 15 Feb 2007 @ 2:29am

    Good thing Mexico has a corrupt legal system so these gangs can continue to get away with it.

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