After the Game 7 riots in Vancouver, police made one thing clear: By any means necessary, they were going to indentify those who took part in the riot.
That meant a massive social media effort in which people crowd-sourced the identities of alleged looters and arsonists; it also meant the Vancouver police scouring hours of footage themselves to find the perps.
As we near the 1-month anniversary of the June 15 riots (how will you celebrate?), it seems more than a few people who took part in them have owned up to their roles. From the Vancouver Sun:
A total of 34 rioters have come forward, but none has been charged. Nearly 50 investigators and civilian experts — up from 43 last week — are looking at about 600 gigabytes of data; they want email submissions to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
That presumably includes photos from Facebook sites like this one, which has been publishing photographs with visible faces and continuing the debates about how and why these riots happened.