New Zealand police wanted people to be on the lookout for a juvenile suspected of burglary. But the law bans them from publishing photographs of underage criminals. Some officers thought the boy looked a bit like actor Robbie Coltrane, so they put his picture on a wanted poster with the warning "Robbie Coltrane is not the burglar, but imagine him aged 16 with lank, greasy hair and you have the picture."
Journalists and pundits who frantically doubled down on their initial bad takes deserve more criticism.
It’s an attempt to bypass Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections by insisting it’s not an arrest.
What is the correct reward for the person who creates something that millions of people want badly enough to pay for it?
Sex offender registries are cruel and unjust.