Thursday, February 15, 2007

Surveillance clip on YouTube helps bring murdurer to justice.

Canadian authorities have been feverishly searching for a man believed to be responsible for murdering one person and seriously injuring another. Thanks to the popular video-sharing site, YouTube, their search may be over.

When perusing the video libraries of YouTube, there's a veritable cornucopia of potential things a user might come across. You can find music videos, short films, political commentaries, stunts gone awry... and that Renetto guy just falls into his own odd category.

Thanks to our neighbors to the north (the Canadians, for those of you who are directionally challenged) you can add police evidence to the list of YouTube offerings that one might encounter as well.

Authorities in Hamilton, Ontario uploaded a clip from a surveillance video onto YouTube, showing potential suspects arriving at a local nightclub to see hip-hop artist Sean Price, in the hopes that viewers might be able to aid in an ongoing murder investigation. The video has been viewed over 30,000 times.

A local Hamilton man, George Gallow, turned himself into police on Tuesday. The authorities credit the YouTube video as a major influence toward Gallow's decision to give himself up. read more

Sentry1st Surveillance

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