YouTube Seek Man’s Killers: Rio Ferdinand Heartfelt Appeal

Video site YouTube is growing in popularity and since its arrival in 2005, it now sees millions of viewers every day. The site offers the facility to share, upload and view content and as well as companies using YouTube to promote their brands, many individuals have taken to the site to show off their hidden talents which in turn have made them an overnight success.

Today, but we have to point out not in the happiest of times, footballer Rio Ferdinand has turned to the site with a heartfelt plea to find the person(s) that were responsible in the killing of his friend Rio McFarlane who at the time would have been 18-years old. What makes this case stand out from possibly others, is that McFarlane may have been shot by mistake, and this Wednesday yet another victim, that of a 34-year old, was seriously injured after a machine-gun attack in Peckham, South London, they may have been the intended target.

McFarlane’s murder took place September 2010, and in a bid to find out any further information to bring those responsible to justice, Ferdinand has made a viral video saying, “People need to be brave and tell police who murdered him. Following on from this as the reported, the Manchester Utd/ex England captain said, “It’s not grassing someone up, it’s giving a family justice.”

What are your thoughts on YouTube’s impact in relation to fighting crime?