Originally Posted by LOCOChief
Yes he was unknown to you, me and anyone that has ever logged in to CP. Furthermore he was an unkown to the main stream media even in light of his criminal history you descibed. He wasn't known until someone fabricated the story of a video inciting a riot.
The state DP's initial response was a total fabrication.
99.9% of all criminals are "unknown." There's a whole lot of people in jail and on probation right now--how many do you know by name?
The video did motivate protests across the Middle East that day.