According to Aussie reports, cops in New South Wales are asking the public to submit photos or videos of crimes captured on cameraphones to the police to help them with their investigations. Users will then be able to upload the footage to the police over the internet.
Apparently, the move was inspired by the London bombings as well as riots in Sydney. According to ABC, the state’s police minister has warned would-be crime fighters to put their safety above gathering evidence.
With cameraphones’ resolution now around 5 megapixels or higher on most new models, it can’t be long til this type of footage will start appearing in court as exhibit A.