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Youtube and crime, this time the other perspective

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Using Youtube to rap and get messages out

So I know that I’ve written a few posts about people bragging on the internet about crimes they committed. I’ve often said how stupid it is because they always seem to get caught. I have now found something from the other side… how to avoid a crime by using youtube. According to an article I just read on Allgov.com, a man in London avoided a murder charge by creating a rap video on youtube. Although it is unclear if the man actually did commit the murder, it is clear that his rap song definitely helped.

His song allegedly had lyrics which intimidated the potential witnesses. It talked of snitching and how those who mentioned his name would end up dead. The song worked…the witnesses were too scared to come forward and the man was convicted of acting to pervert the course of justice. This basically means he did something to prevent his conviction but hey… he only got four years of it. So I guess if I’ve learned one thing is that youtube and the internet can be used in one of two ways. It can either get a conviction by misuse, or help a man to stay out of prison.

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