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On April 15, 2013 there was a tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. Almost instantly pictures and videos of "suspects" started to appear on the web. Was this a good thing? Do you have concerns?
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Seriously compromises right to a fair trial
Apr 30, 2013 Kevin C27
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In principle there wouldn't be anything wrong with this, except for a few basic principles that our society is based upon. Notwithstanding the fact that this type of surveillance turns everyone with a smartphone into an agent of the police, the bigger issue is that "suspects" can be accused, tried, and convicted in the court of public opinion before they ever see a judge.

As much as we may not like it, even those accused of the most heinous crimes still have a right to a fair trial, it is the basis of our society. The lives of many innocent people have been affected because an internet mob decided that they were guilty and then seeks to terrorize them. But on numerous occasions "the mob" has been wrong.

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