It's going to be a while before all the facts come out on how teenager Sammy Yatim ended up dead on a Toronto streetcar from a hail of police bullets.
That hasn't stopped journalists and social media from trying to fill in the blanks.
There's nothing new about people wanting to know more about the victim of a tragedy or a criminal suspect, but Canada.com trends editor Ishmael N. Daro's commentary Monday about Yatim's death points out a pitfall of the Internet Age.
Some on social media are using Facebook photos of Yatim and some of his buddies in tough-guy poses to paint a negative picture of the 18-year-old Syrian immigrant, shot down when he refused police orders to drop the knife he was holding.
The images were posted on Reddit, which also hosted a vigorous debate about Daro's column.
For Daro, though, it was clear that some in the judgemental coldness of cyberspace had already written off Yatim, implying he possiblyRead More »from How useful is social media in giving us a true picture of Sammy Yatim?