Celebrities often seem to get behind people they perceive as being wrongfully imprisoned. Take, for example, the West Memphis Three. They were accused in 1993 of murder and have been in prison since then — their case is now being re-opened due to new DNA evidence but for years, celebrities such as Eddie Vedder and Johnny Depp have stood behind them and proclaimed their innocence.
We live in an increasingly Panopticonic world and the number of eyes watching us just grows by the day. However, when the eyes are turned the other way around the handcuffs come out and arrests start getting made.