Philadelphia Police Post Criminal Footage Online, Ask Twitter to Identify Suspects

The Philly Police have turned to social media and online video to fight crime with their new 'Video Villains' initiative.

Over the past year or so online video and social media have emerged as an effective new tool for fighting crime. That’s right– more and more victims are fighting crime YouTube style, posting surveillance cam footage of criminals in the act in hopes that the world wide web will help them hunt down the culprits and bring them to justice. Recently the YouTube crime fighting trend has caught on with law enforcement officials as well. The Philly Police have turned to social media and online video with their new ‘Video Villains’ initiative.

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