Social shaming

Talk about swift justice. Manchester police have not only already gotten convictions of people arrested in this week’s riots in the UK, they’re also using Twitter to publicly shame them.

Check out the punishments being handed out. Four months for stealing a violin. Four months for swearing…


The constabulary is also using Flickr to try to identify people who may have also been involved in the rioting. They plan to use facial recognition software in the effort.

And the police organization’s Facebook page is being used for people to provide tips about the rioters.

So far, it’s going over big with the masses…


Would this idea work here?