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+ - Police consider Youtube effective against crime

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Khalid
Khalid writes: "The Canadian Press is reporting that after a 72-second surveillance tape was posted on Youtube, a suspect in a stabbing murder case has surrendered.

Consequently, police in Hamilton, Ontario say they now consider YouTube to be an effective crime-fighting tool.

From the article:
Police say the clip didn't lead to any witnesses coming forward, but the extra attention paid to the case because of the use of YouTube likely encouraged the suspect to turn himself in.
Hamilton police believe it's the first time law enforcement has used YouTube as a direct investigative tool.
Staff Sgt. Jorge Lasso, who made the decision to post the clip online, says the video had registered some 34,000 hits as of Thursday.
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