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?
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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