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Experts Warn Online Vigilantes Not To Share Photos Of People Accused Of Crimes

A few months ago in Australia, the country was rocked by three shocking crimes in one week, and the public wanted justice.

Naturally, the modern version of the gossip coffee klatch sprang to life on social media. Instead of just talking about the crimes, everyone wanted a piece of these criminals and proceeded to post anything and everything about them.

Example Name & Shame Post

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Posting in this way satisfies an inner urge for vengeance, not justice. Justice is a slow precise process of determining guilt. Vigilantes want revenge, not justice. Remember the part about innocent until proven guilty?

But Social Media Posts Like These Do The Exact Opposite. And This Becomes A Lesson For Us That Fight Scammers As Well!

AUSTRALIANS were furious. As a country, they were reeling from three horrific crimes occurring within days of each other — crimes which have left two young women dead and a young child’s life altered forever.

A 22-year-old budding comedian Eurydice Dixon’s promising life was cut short when she was stalked, raped and murdered as she walked home from a gig in M