From an article I originally read in the PG, but can’t find it on their site anymore:
LATROBE, Pa. — Police are searching for a 16-year-old boy who escaped from Adelphoi House, a juvenile detention center in Westmoreland County.
Police say the teenager was last seen in the area of Main Street in Latrobe. They say he is a 6-foot-2-inch black male with a muscular frame and weighs about 220 pounds. Police say he was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt, black jeans and a white baseball-style cap.
His name has not been released because he is a minor.
Okay, so a 6’2″ 220-pound teenager escaped from detention and because he’s at least 366 days removed from his 18th birthday, they will not tell us his name or show us his picture.
Can I ask? Don’t you think that once you put a minor in the juvy system and then that minor, a huge, hulking, likely angry and possibly dangerous teenager escapes, shouldn’t all bets about privacy be off?
Shouldn’t they show me his picture so that just in case I answer the door and there stands this kid saying, “Ma’am? My car broke down a ways down the street. Can I borrow your phone to call my mom for help?” I’ll know whether to say, “Sure, kiddo. Have a seat and I’ll get you the phone. Ignore the evil terriers growling at you. They eat their own poop,” or to say, “AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!”
Just a thought I had.