Authorities used images from Facebook and chatter on Twitter as just two examples of ways to find out who some of those responsible for the crimes were.
While some civil liberties groups take issue with law enforcement monitoring such sites, it is safe to say many people would support such monitoring if it helps in solving cases and reducing the crime levels.
In another example, law enforcement members in Ontario, Canada recently used social media to warn drivers about the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and the dangers of drinking and driving.
According to a police spokesman, authorities promoted public safety through both targeted enforcement and live social media dialogues.


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