Twitter as a tool against bicycle thefts

Stolen Bikes Boston is a city site that lets you upload details about your stolen bike - which will then be sent out to local bike shops, hospital and college police departments and "bike vigilantes" who subscribe to the associated Twitter feed.


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By definition, doesn't a vigilante break the law? Just seems like an interesting phrase to use; is the assumption that Bike Vigilantes will steal back stolen bikes?

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