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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby newarenanow on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:30 am

columbia wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:possibility for vigilantism? most of the people on there are arm chair quarterbacks and if they find someone 'guilty' it could have a pretty negative impact on someone's life due to the reach of reddit and 4chan


One could argue that circling them on photos as a "person of interest" and plastering them on the Internet is itself a negative impact.


Yeah, if that happened to me, I'd be pretty upset.

I wouldn't mind if they circled me and sent it to the authorities in private if I looked suspicious, but to have it all over the internet, it could be harmful. Some other nutjob might see me, think I did it, and shoot me.

On the other hand, if one of those people did it, and I was in the picture next to him/her and saw it, I'd be freaked out. Could you imagine that.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:48 am

i was thinking too imagine if you were the guy on the roof. just someone who worked or lived in the building and snuck up the maintenance ladder to the roof to watch the marathon. id want to come forward so they could clear the "guy on the roof" as a potential suspect and use resources elsewhere, but then id probably be waterboarded.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby canaan on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:48 am

considering what Tom Brokaw et al did to Richard Jewell (among others) over the years, the talking heads have no room to talk about vigilantism.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby DelPen on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:51 am

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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby count2infinity on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:53 am

glad more people are reporting that they have no freaking clue what's going on...
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby Gaucho on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:53 am

What if they're not?
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby Rylan on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:54 am

Gaucho wrote:What if they're not?


The NY Post becomes poorer.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby DelPen on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:56 am

Gaucho wrote:What if they're not?


they join the list of everyone else's picture put up on the news because they had a backpack.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby viva la ben on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:01 am

Clearly something has to be done about backpacks
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby Gaucho on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:03 am

DelPen wrote:
Gaucho wrote:What if they're not?


they join the list of everyone else's picture put up on the news because they had a backpack.


You wouldn't mind having your face all over every conceivable media?
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby DelPen on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:05 am

Gaucho wrote:
DelPen wrote:
Gaucho wrote:What if they're not?


they join the list of everyone else's picture put up on the news because they had a backpack.


You wouldn't mind having your face all over every conceivable media?


Oh, I'd be upset.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby newarenanow on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:06 am

Gaucho wrote:What if they're not?


The Post is not saying they are the bombers, just that they are persons of interest.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby Gaucho on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:08 am

newarenanow wrote:
Gaucho wrote:What if they're not?


The Post is not saying they are the bombers, just that they are persons of interest.


That would be enough for some people to want to lynch them. Just saying.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby count2infinity on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:08 am

As a logical thinker, if it was me in those photos that the NY post is claiming to be the bombers, and I wasn't the one that did the bombers, I would first go to the police and allow them to fully investigate me and then sue the crap out of the NY post.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:09 am

Gaucho wrote:
DelPen wrote:
Gaucho wrote:What if they're not?


they join the list of everyone else's picture put up on the news because they had a backpack.


You wouldn't mind having your face all over every conceivable media?


Its the new paradigm. I wouldn't be happy either, but privacy is dead. Imagine what the elderly couple thought when Spike Lee sent a mob to their house after he told his twitter fans that Trayvon Martin's killer was hiding in their home.

You just have to hope it doesn't happen to you. You walk past hundreds of cameras every day on your way in to work. Most are connected to the internet including the ones in your living room. There is a GPS chip in your pocket and in your car. I can easily find out if you're up on your taxes and what political party you are registered to.

The craziest part is people are willfully giving this info away and not even realizing it.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby pittsoccer33 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:10 am

count2infinity wrote:As a logical thinker, if it was me in those photos that the NY post is claiming to be the bombers, and I wasn't the one that did the bombers, I would first go to the police and allow them to fully investigate me and then sue the crap out of the NY post.


you'd think so until they start an enhanced interrogation.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby newarenanow on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:10 am

Gaucho wrote:
newarenanow wrote:
Gaucho wrote:What if they're not?


The Post is not saying they are the bombers, just that they are persons of interest.


That would be enough for some people to want to lynch them. Just saying.


I'm not arguing with that. I'm just saying that they are not calling them the bombers.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby count2infinity on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:11 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:
count2infinity wrote:As a logical thinker, if it was me in those photos that the NY post is claiming to be the bombers, and I wasn't the one that did the bombers, I would first go to the police and allow them to fully investigate me and then sue the crap out of the NY post.


you'd think so until they start an enhanced interrogation.


enhance away. go to my home, search it. there's nothing there. if that was my face plastered somewhere you'd be damn sure i'm doing everything in my power to clear my name.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby Gaucho on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:12 am

pittsoccer33 wrote: I wouldn't be happy either, but privacy is dead.


That's probably true., more or less. I'm still trying to get used to it.

Then again, I happily and voluntarily give Amazon and others all the info they could possibly want, so ...
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:13 am

count2infinity wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:
count2infinity wrote:As a logical thinker, if it was me in those photos that the NY post is claiming to be the bombers, and I wasn't the one that did the bombers, I would first go to the police and allow them to fully investigate me and then sue the crap out of the NY post.


you'd think so until they start an enhanced interrogation.


enhance away. go to my home, search it. there's nothing there. if that was my face plastered somewhere you'd be damn sure i'm doing everything in my power to clear my name.

It's not as simple as someone walking in your front door and looking around.
Your life gets turned upside down and becomes forever changed.
Just ask Richard Jewell. (except he died six years ago)
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:20 am

JS© wrote:
She'sTheFastest wrote:
Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:
Ossa wrote:
Spoiler:
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Spoiler:
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Um, is that Mr. Larsen from Happy Gilmore?


Showed somebody at work this and they though "it's that guy from Nirvana. Not Kurt, and not Dave Grohl. The other one."

Yeah, maybe....if this was 1993.

This is what Crist Novaselic looks like today.
Spoiler:
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:23 am

mac5155 wrote:Do law enforcement officials feel threatened by the likes of reddit and 4chan? Every talking head says what they are doing is wrong. What's wrong with looking at a picture and forming an opinion?

It's incredibly reckless - for the reasons columbia, NAN and canaan have articulated, but mainly because no one on reddit and 4chan has access to any piece of physical evidence. They're just wildly speculating, trying to play cop. Might as well be throwing darts at pictures for all the good it does.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby ExPatriatePen on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:26 am

Reckless/irresponsible behavior on the Internet? Noooooooo. I'm shocked and appalled.
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Re: Boston Marathon Bombings

Postby Gaucho on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:31 am

Quick, pull the plug.
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