Captain Jim Chu of the Vancouver Police Department(VPD) called a press conference today to claim success with a new tool designed to capture post-Stanley Cup hockey rioters who damaged businesses and other property. Police posted phony pages on social network sites urging rioters to post pictures of themselves and their friends causing mayhem. Naturally, criminals aren’t always the sharpest of folks, and the nearly 400 photos freely posted by rioters has helped to slap handcuffs on many rioters. Many are facing very serious charges and some serious jail or prison time.
Leave it up to bad folks to riot, then to want to brag about their crimes so they can get caught and serve time. Real smart.