Soooooo, these people who have their pictures given to the press with the 'have you seen this person' headline...What are they guilty of ? We presume its shoplifting as these are clearly from store security cameras.
These folks are not arrested or convicted, but clearly are labled as criminals by virtue of the release of the phone and the request.
These are today's 'wanted posters' without the crime listed. The wording may prevent any claim of besmirchment, but it's clear someone considers these people criminals.
I wonder about the potential for abuse, or careless error in the quest to fill space on reality shows and blogs.