Police Actually Realizing That YouTube And Facebook Are Useful Tools To Catch Criminals
from the about-time dept
Luckily, not all police officers think this way. Mark writes in to tell us of a case where police not only used both Facebook and YouTube to track down people setting fires in celebration following the Superbowl, but that the department looks upon those tools as being a useful way to catch criminals:
"We are using this (Facebook) as a crime-fighting tool. It's becoming pretty common."Sure, this seems like perfectly normal common sense -- but given how we've seen some others react to crimes displayed online in this manner, it's nice to be reminded that some people really do have common sense (though, that clearly does not include the criminals posting such incriminating evidence).