Police Now Tweeting Name, Address and Birthday of British Looters

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The Greater Manchester Police is now tweeting names, birthdays and address of looters. While this information is public in England and it gets printed in papers, this is the first time Twitter is being used to broadcast this info.

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Perhaps the police is doing it to let people know they are doing something. Publicly humiliating these bloody bastards with Twitter is OK, I guess, but I would rather keep it quiet and smack them on the bracket with some bricks and baseball bats. [TNW]

DISCUSSION

Even minors? In the US that is illegal!

This sounds terrible,

"Ricky Gemmell (born 12/02/1993), of Buckley Road, Manchester, sentenced to four months in youth custody for ranting and swearing at police"