Social Media Shaming Is the New Scarlet Letter

Officials’ decision to release the photos has been met with both positive and negative comments, but local authorities previously told PEOPLE that they “feel fully justified and vindicated in what we did.” 
However, Pasek’s sister condemned the decision, telling NBC News that the city “humiliated my family and humiliated that little boy.” 
“They could have blurred his face and they didn’t. And now they’re taking him away from my sister. I’m not condoning what Rhonda did, but what they did to her and what they’re doing to her grandson is too much.”