Skip to comments.Facebook users publicly shame alleged rioters (Vancouver riots)
Posted on 06/18/2011 11:04:24 PM PDT by danielmryan
Theres been no shortage of witnesses willing to point out rioters responsible for the post-Stanley Cup mayhem in Vancouver on Wednesday night. According to the Vancouver Police Department, the sheer volume of evidentiary photo submissions from the public temporarily overwhelmed its website yesterday.
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There are two ways of interpreting this phenomenon: a taste for the virtual lynch mob, or taking justice to the virtual streets. One thing can be said definitively: Canadians are not taking the riot lying down. Something for the earlier keyboard commandos to mull over.
My only qualm is that an innocent person might be misidentified as a perpetrator. Other than that, I have no problems with it.
I’m hoping they snag those guys who were trashing the girls’ car as the girls tried to fight them off. That was horrible and I’m so grateful that the mob didn’t turn on the girls.
Link to blog set up to “out” the rioters.
Well worth the click IMO
That blog is fantastic.
Seriously, I hope the guy in the sunglasses is ok. I'd have a few beers with him.
Innocent people don't go to riots.
Don't be silly. The context provides all the "identification" necessary.
A video is unequivocal. There is no rational excuse for throwing things through store window, climbing on (and damaging) cars and joining an out of control mob.
I love the idea of citizens taking back their right to punish criminals. The police is pretty much useless, under their "politically correct" orders of enforcement.
Can we just dream and expect welfare and ALL other sort of aid to be witheld from criminals, once they are identified?
all kinds of innocent people were in the area that night. It started out as a Stanley Cup watching party.
Suppose you were there but left when the riot started. Unless your features are incredibly unique, there are probably a few people in any large crowd who look a little bit like you, Suppose one of these lookalikes has his picture taken torching a police car.
The photo ends up on Facebook and somebody tags it with your name. The cops show up and ask if you were downtown that night. It may not be enough to convict you, but it would sure cause you a lot of difficulty until you got everything sorted out. And there’s an off chance you could even wind up in prison over it.
It could happen. That’s the kind of scenario I was talking about.