Posting a video to track down attackers—good idea or no?
December 4, 2010 1:22 PM Subscribe
Question about posting a video of an attack on a bus driver in the hope that viewers might be able to identify the attackers.
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (4 answers total)
A couple of months ago, the driver of a bus I was on was attacked by two men. The attackers yelled and insulted the driver, before trying to drag him out of the bus while hitting him and ripping his shirt. In addition, the two attackers were threatening to a female passenger who was just trying to exit the bus.
The attackers ran off before the police arrived.
The video I captured on a phone was provided to the police, but the attackers were never found.
I am wondering the legality of posting this video online, after somehow blurring out the image of the innocent driver and passenger. (I don't yet know how to apply a blur to just a specific moving part of the video, but reason it must be do-able with some Mac app).
My question is, assuming I can blur out the driver and passenger, should I do this?
Would posting this video along with some "Help capture these attackers" post on Reddit open me up to any legal issues?