Hand Us Your Evidence on a Silver Platter
Posted by Pamela S. on Thursday, July 26th, 2012
When are some people going to learn? If you are going to commit a crime, don’t download it onto YouTube or other sites or brag about it on Facebook. Or better yet, keep the evidence coming! Police departments use the Internet too, dummies! Law enforcement loves it when you make their jobs easier, and so do we.
Some criminals are not that smart, or they just never grow up. We all want the world to see our accomplishments, but when what you do best can land you in jail, most people, including the criminal lawyer you are going to have to hire, would advise you to keep it to yourself.
What compels people to post their illegal activities online? There are those who believe that they can outsmart the police. Some people imagine that the World Wide Web is so large and anonymous that no one will ever find them. Then there are those sick, devious individuals who want to be infamous. Like the evil creature from Canada, I won’t even call him human, who killed a man in May of this year and posted the video of the murder online.
A man in British Columbia allegedly recorded himself riding his motorcycle at speeds of 186mph on the Trans-Canada Highway and posted the video on YouTube. The speed limit was 80 kph (50 mph). The video, titled “Victoria Highway Run 299km” was taken on April 6, 2012. It went viral, with over 1.1 million views. While the suspect didn’t identify himself in the video, Saanich, British Columbia police were able to make an identification with tips from the public.
Randy George Scott, 25, walked into a Kelowna, B.C. police station, on Wednesday, and turned himself in, after he found that there was a warrant for his arrest. He could face up to five years in jail. The video showed the speedometer on the motorcycle.
Here is another video posted on YouTube by an inane criminal. Houaka Yang allegedly stole a camera from an unlocked car parked outside the home of Wisconsin Republican state Senate candidate Bill Feehan and used it to make videos and post them online. Unfortunately, for him, he was stupid enough to hand us the evidence, and the police, his name. After he took this video, his female friend took control of the camera and shot footage of him. On the video, you can hear him say,“This is my house, yes, and a stolen camera that I stole,” he says. “But it’s OK, the cops won’t figure it out.”
Every private investigator has had a subject hand them some valuable information because they have posted it online. I have seen insurance claimants bragging about getting wasted and driving, or talking about their new job when they are supposed to be on disability.
The downside is that impressionable youths also look at these videos or postings and are influenced by people doing stupid and dangerous things. They aren’t looking forward to what happens outside of the camera’s range. That is when the cuffs go on, and one can only hope, the idiots are prosecuted and sent to jail. You may think that you can outrun, or out-drive the police at 186mph, but you are going to get caught.
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