We have all seen and been appalled by the recent events in the UK, specifically the mindless looting, vandalism and destruction of private property and businesses that have affected thousands.
In an attempt to bring those people involved in criminal activity to justice the metropolitan police are using social media to help in their investigations. London Disorder – Operation Withern, is a subset of the UK’s Metropolitan Police Flickr page.
The police are posting up photographs of suspects, such as those of alleged looters, etc. in the “Operation Withern” gallery.
The images in the UK Metropolitan Police Flickr Set, come from the extensive CCTV system in and around city centers.
During the fall Awoque will post more articles on ways communities, businesses and organizations are using Social Media. If you have any good examples you would like to share, we would love to hear from you.