Dear California Department of Justice

Dear CDOJ,

I want to say that I really love your MP database. It was one of the earliest searchable state databases of missing persons, and it is still the largest and in my opinion, the best. It’s a model for other states to use.

However, recently you’ve had a tendency to post new cases with the photographs cropped in really close. Too close. The December 1, 2014 disappearance of David Alderete is a good example. You can’t even see his ears, never mind things like the shape of his face or what his hair looks like.

That’s really annoying. I wish you would stop doing this.

Keep up the good work, though.

Love,

The Charley Project.