Thanks to the Internet's collective outrage, the bill was stricken and Texas legislators were shamed into oblivion. (Well, not really. The whole thing was passed less than a month later.)
An Unknown Subway Mugger Is Identified by an Anonymous Commenter, People Start Spamming His Facebook
Back in April, Gawker posted a story of a man violently mugging an old lady, which you can see on video here if you enjoy human misery. The culprit got away with it, since the security camera failed to take an image of his face or anything recognizable, other than the fact that he was a semi-fat, semi-white guy in New York, which narrowed it down to about 70 percent of New York's population. Also, his big sweatshirt with fraternity lettering on it, which narrowed it down to 50 percent of the population.
However, in that same Gawker article, they received this comment in the comments section:
After rifling through the man's pictures -- all of which were global, which should be indication enough to change your fucking Facebook privacy settings -- in the same way he rifled through an old woman's purse, the Internet assured itself that the Facebook profile belonged to the mugger. Why? Because of the sweatshirt. The idiot was found wearing the same sweatshirt -- with the letters for Alpha Phi Delta and the word "Stugotz" at the back, which is Italian slang for "balls" -- at the club.
You'd think he would have used his stolen money to buy a new shirt.