Nathan Kotylak, a 17 year old water polo star, was caught in a photo attempting to set a police car on fire. The facebook group Vancouver Riot Pics: Post Your Photos has been posting Nathan's identity for several days. He was forced to make a public apology which required him to take the unusual step of having to get a court order to do so (the Canadian Young Offenders Act normally protects his identity from media). The family now reports having to flee the city fearing violence because their names, home address, and phone number are posted online.
Connor Mcilvenna was discovered by the Facebook group to have made 'pro-riot' status comments. While not illegal, it motivated at least 100 people to send emails to Connor's employer, resulting in his immediate dismissal.
The efforts have resulted in many being turned in or turning themselves in, but will the online riot spill over into real acts of violence or revenge?