Here’s another great story about crime not paying…http://blog.makezine.com/2012/08/31/how-tracking-down-my-stolen-computer-triggered-a-drug-bust/
As the 2010 G8/G20 meetings wind down in Toronto, Canada this weekend, unfortunately it is not surprising that the opportunistic hooligans have once again come out of the woodwork in full force. Such militant “protesters” are not only to be expected at international meetings but they are becoming bolder in that they know with the ubiquitous cell phone cameras and video phones (not to mention the media cameras), they will most likely be identified and brought to justice.
Well, we here at ICACrime.com would like to give them just that – justice. Just like we, the law-abiding public, helped the Montreal police identify and capture the hockey hooligans, we will once again help law enforcement capture these thugs. Although many were sporting black bandana face coverings, most shed their attire after they committed crimes and tried to blend into the peaceful crowds.
No matter what your views are of the G8/G20 meetings and their effectiveness in achieving a better world for all, the leaders have a right to meet, just as the citizenry has a right to hold them responsible for their words and actions.
Almost all the protesters were peaceful with legitimate views to be heard, from groups such as Oxfam and World Vision to ordinary concerned citizens. It is our right in a democratic country to organize in peaceful protests. It is not our right to be violent, destroy public and private property, set ablaze police vehicles, and threaten others with bodily harm.
Sadly it took a video to offer enough proof to convict a coward, manipulative double murderer. What van der Sloot did by his actions over the past five years could not convict him but his actions caught on video will. It is hard to explain how 2 live bodies could enter a hotel room and only one live body could exit the room leaving a dead body behind other than MURDER.
The Montreal Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times so you would think we would know how it is to be a champion. Apparently there are those who don’t and this gives our city the reputation that after every playoff win, a riot will break out in Montreal. I am sick of this.
Right now the Canadiens are playing the Philadelphia Flyers and if we win the media will again report about the riots…but I want to put a stop to that. I would like all Montrealers who love our city to take a look at the criminals who the Montreal Police are looking for and if you recognize anyone, please notify the police. A hockey victory is no reason for lawlessness. Let’s make the vents of May 12, 2010 be the last time this happens. We cannot allow this thievery to occur. The only thievery that should occur is by Jaroslav Halak.
Montreal, Canada boasts having arguably (many say undisputedly) the best and most knowledgeable hockey fans in the world. They sure know how to celebrate, especially after their beloved Montreal Canadiens win a championship series. Wednesday, May 12 was no exception, when Les Habs (as they are lovingly referred to by their fans) laid waste to the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 5-2 in the decisive 7th game of the series.
Tens of thousands of jubilant fans poured onto the famed St. Catherine Street to celebrate and celebrate they did. In permissive Montreal, festivities are truly something to behold. The scene Wednesday night was pure reverie, with devoted fans chanting, dancing and taunting in name Penguins’ team captain Sidney Crosby. Unfortunately, as the night progressed, a handful or two of opportunistic hooligans decided they would riot, loot and cause mayhem, once again tarnishing the image of their beautiful city around the world as international media reported on the event.
Montreal has a history of hockey-related unrest. In 1993 after the Canadiens won the Stanley Cup nearly $2.5 million dollars in damages resulted from rioting. More recently, in 2008, St. Catherine Street was the scene of a playoff riot.
Montrealers are sick and tired of hooligans and thugs destroying their parties and their image. Enough is enough! Thankfully, technology is on the side of law-abiding citizens. We, the citizens, now have the power to help law enforcement catch criminals more so than any other period before. Montreal police arrested 41 people in last week’s riot but they need the public’s help to catch and bring to justice the rest of the hooligans. Anyone with photos or video of looters and hooligans are asked to submit them in confidence to Info-Crime at email@example.com. Also submit this evidence of criminal activity on ICACrime.com so that the public at large can help identify the criminals and then notify law enforcement.
Montrealers have two words for hockey hooligans: Game Over!
There is a famous scene in Spiderman
(he, just like we are at ICACrime, are both crime fighters) where after Spiderman lets an armed man escape with a bag full of cash from a wrestling promoter who had just ripped Spiderman off. The wrestling promoter tells Spiderman “You coulda taken that guy apart! Now he’s gonna get away with my money!” Where Spiderman replies “I missed the part where that’s my problem .” It of course becomes Spiderman’s problem when his Uncle is killed by that very same robber.
When we allow a crime to occur in society, however big or small, we end up paying for it one way or another. If we ignore a crime, the criminal(s) will not know what boundaries society has and will continue doing criminal activities until he is caught and reprimanded. In George L. Kelling’s book Fixing Broken Windows: Restoring Order and Reducing Crime in Our Communities
, if we do not fix the little problems now they will escalate into larger issues. The Broken Window theory makes two major claims: that further petty crime and low-level anti-social behavior will be deterred, and that major crime will, as a result, be prevented if we address the issues of all broken windows (crime) when it occurs.
Please take advantage with ICACrime and report your crimes here as well as with your local police. If we can stop the petty crime it won’t become a larger problem.
For many of us, we will never forget where we were the moment we were made aware of the horrendous Mumbai terror attacks that took place from November 26, 2008 until November 29, 2008, killing 17 people and wounding at least 308.
On May 2, 2010, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, who was captured on video surveillance in the Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminal railway station in Mumbai, India, was convicted of all the charges against him, which included murder, carrying explosives and waging war against India.
During the trial, the evidence against Kasab included footage from cameras in and around the train station, in addition to the testimony of eye witnesses.
The power of video surveillance in seeking and achieving justice is undeniable. With more and more ordinary citizens being able to purchase affordable video equipment, including smartphones with integrated video capabilities, law abiding citizens now have the power to expose those who wish to do us harm. Post your crime evidence here on ICACrime.com. We now have the power and means to seek justice. Let there be nowhere on Earth for criminals to hide!
Vengeance as described by the Medieval Italian poet Dante is “the love of justice perverted to revenge and spite.” ICACrime.com is not about retribution or revenge; it is about the unadulterated love of justice.
Last year my car was broken into. My beloved Charlotte was taken. My heart was broken. The thought of never hearing her voice again caused me great distress. After all, I paid good money for Charlotte, my bespoke GPS navigation system with features that would make you so envious.
My neighbor’s outdoor surveillance camera had captured the perpetrator. I quickly brought the video to my local police department, expecting to be reunited with Charlotte in no time at all. The officer asked me if I recognized the bandit, which I did not. He retorted: “so what do you want me to do?”
I do not blame the officer for not taking further action. After all, what did I want him to do? Take his time away from fighting the neighborhood gangs, solving the latest homicide and capturing the recently-escaped pedophile to find Charlotte? Reality sunk in. Not every crime makes it to the evening news or America’s Most Wanted. With limited resources there are priorities in crime fighting. Nevertheless, I still wanted justice – it’s human nature.
ICACrime.com now allows us to expose criminal activity, no matter how serious or benign, and together, we can help identify perpetrators. Think of ICACrime.com as a global neighbourhood watch program. With today’s technologies, there is no excuse for any criminal to go unnoticed or unidentified.
Whether you capture a crime on your smartphone, home surveillance system, audio or just have general info, go ahead and post it on ICACrime.com. Tell your friends about this site, tweet about it, link it. Do it for the love of justice.
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This is what you get when you mess with us.
-”Karma Police” by Radiohead
I believe we are generally good people. Although many would disagree with me, and I too would disagree on many occasions, there is good in all of us. I have seen a lot of bad things happen and always believed in karma but sometimes karma needs a little help that is why I created ICACRIME