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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Police use YouTube to help nab murder suspect

CNET News.com: "A video posted on the ultra-popular Web site YouTube has helped Canadian police find a man they believe responsible for a murder.
Police in the southern Ontario, Canada city of Hamilton said on Thursday that they uploaded a one-minute, 12-second clip from a surveillance tape onto the video-sharing YouTube site.
The video, which showed suspects arriving at a local nightclub for a Sean Price hip-hop concert, garnered media attention and was viewed more than 30,000 times.
'This is the first time Hamilton police have utilized video Web posting in an investigation, and to the best of its knowledge, the first time that law enforcement has ever used it as a direct investigative tool,' Staff Sgt. Jorge Lasso told a news conference. "
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