Crime and YouTube: Canadian police use YouTube

December 21, 2006

News: Hamilton police in Canada posted on YouTube security footage taken at a bar where a murder occurred, in order to have a suspect identified. The clip received tens of thousands of views. Eventually a guy turned himself in. (more from the Chronicle Herald)

Analysis: Pretty incredible — YouTube is now a law enforcement tool Will YouTube need to add a category for videos of “suspected criminals” to its menu of choices? I’m very intrigued about this use of YouTube and will be asking some of my criminal law colleagues what they think.