Twitter Helping Police Solve Philadelphia Hate Crime

Last Thursday night, Sept. 11, Philadelphia Police say as many as 12 people came across a gay couple in the Center City neighborhood, made disparaging remarks and started attacking them.

Both men had to go to the hospital. Police turned to social media for help identifying suspects. The surveillance video was tweeted — and retweeted — thanks to the help of popular sports blogger and other people on social media.

As of this writing, police haven’t made any arrests, but one officer tweeted “I will take a couple thousand Twitter detectives over any one real detective any day.” ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us from New York to discuss.

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