In the US, posting images of people captured in public is extremely common and, to my knowledge, legal. By contrast, see this case in Ireland where its illegal.
One aspect I would check is the HOA rules. Perhaps there is some rule that prohibits this.
Also, since this is presumably your neighbors, their parents may fight back against you to defend their little brat angle. I'd recommend removing the images once you identify the suspects to minimize such problems.
That said, if you want to find out and stop this, posting the images online could be useful. In addition to the community website, consider Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to get it out there. The police are having success with such approach.
Please seek legal advise for your particular state/city/jurisdiction. The responses here, with all due respect, are opnions and not to be taken as legal advice.
It would seem to me that posting pictures of "minors" (teenagers runs the gamit from 13 y/o to 19 y/o) for "supposed" violations would get you into a world of legal hurt in most places in North America and Europe.
I would think the safe/easy option would be to get the police involved...
They should be notified anyway about what's happening and may even know the kids.
If they don't I would ask them if they would post something (you can give them permission for the location). Thay way they are doing it and not you and it would be especially good if it was on their letterhead and had their contact # not yours.
Btw, there seems to be some cases, or at least anecdotes, where taking pictures were part of a large harassment issue, i.e., the photographer was stalking a minor, following them, taking many pictures, etc. This is understandably a legal issue, though in Keith's case, you'd have to be an irate parent to think this is applicable there.
IPVMU Certified | 05/21/14 03:16pm
First: Is the video surveillance so clear it leaves no doubt the age of the offenders are minors? The video quality issue cuts both ways here...
Second: News affiliates apparently see no foul in publishing mugshots of minors. Take your pick of multiple stories or video clips like this one:
Many jurisdictions make a distinction between photos taken by 'corporations' versus individuals, artists and the media. Artists get 'freedom of expression' protection. The media gets 'freedom of the press' protection. And Individuals taking photos is so widespread that there is no way to control it. There are no constitutional protection for people who take photos for 'public safety', so watch out. Depending on jusrisdiction, Corporations that publish the photos might be sued for defamation, privacy violations, publicity violations.