|Robert Goodwin, Sr. and Cleveland Shooter - As seen with Facebook Live|
Below are examples of the types of situations that have been happening.
There is the question whether these videos would make a difference. The killers seem intent on carrying out their acts, and in some cases they seemed unstable - possibly legally mentally unstable.
Facebook under pressure after man livestreams killing of his daughter - the Guardian - Tuesday 25 April 2017 11.38 EDT
Facebook is coming under fresh pressure over its Facebook Live service after a Thai man broadcast a video of himself killing his 11-month-old daughter.
Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, filmed the murder of his daughter on the rooftop of a deserted hotel in two video clips streamed on Facebook, before committing suicide, police in the Thai town of Phuket said on Tuesday. Relatives reportedly saw the distressing footage on Monday evening and alerted the police, who arrived too late to save either Wuttisan or his daughter.
The two harrowing clips were then accessible to users on his Facebook page for approximately 24 hours before being taken down at 5pm local time (10am GMT) on Tuesday. The first video had been viewed 112,000 times by mid-afternoon on Tuesday, while the second video had 258,000 views. The videos were also uploaded by other people to Google’s YouTube. YouTube said the videos were taken down within 15 minutes of it being notified.
Cleveland police search for man in Facebook Live fatal shooting - ABC30 - Sunday, April 16, 2017
Cleveland police were searching Sunday for a man who broadcast the fatal shooting of a 74-year-old man on Facebook Live.
The suspect, identified as Steve Stephens, also boasted in the video about killing multiple people, but police said Sunday evening that there is only one victim.
The elderly man who was shot in the video was apparently a random victim, police said. The victim was identified as Robert Goodwin, Sr.
Police: At least 40 people watched teen's sexual assault on Facebook Live - CNN - 2017/03/21
Chicago Police are searching for as many as six people involved in the sexual assault of a teenage girl that was broadcast on Facebook Live, a police spokesman said.Chicago torture: Facebook Live video leads to 4 arrests - CNN - 2017/01/04
The video shows at least five to six males -- some possibly juveniles -- sexually assaulting the 15-year-old, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
At least 40 people were watching the live stream at one point and no one called police, Guglielmi said.
A young woman who broadcast the beating and racial taunting of a man on Facebook Live has been arrested with three others in connection with the gruesome attack, Chicago police said Wednesday.