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    Posted: Mar 24 2017 at 2:33pm
Where are they? Outrage over perceived increase in missing black, Latina girls in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Black lawmakers are calling on the FBI to investigate whether there is an increase in cases of missing black children and teens in the nation's capital.

In a letter obtained by the Associated Press, Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to “devote the resources necessary to determine whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.”

On social media, people are using the hashtag #MissingDcGirls to voice frustration over lack of media coverage in what many believe is an uptick in cases of missing black and Latina girls.

"There are so many girls missing , help find them instead of focusing on some football jersey," @Twerkballerina tweeted.





there are so many girls missing , help find them instead of focusing on some football jersey. #missingdcgirls
— isha♡ (@twerkballerina) March 24, 2017




I guess the media has its hands to busy disrespecting Trump to cover this nightmare. Please help find these girls🙏#missingdcgirlspic.twitter.com/SZqx2gf3WE
— Char Bramble (@charlenebramble) March 24, 2017
But is there really an increase in missing person cases in the Washington, D.C.-area? The short answer is no, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The police department has simply been using Twitter more often to publicize missing person reports, Acting Police Chief Peter Newsham said to clear up the public concern over the youth cases.

Sharing them more on social media is giving the impression the number of cases has increased, he said, when they haven’t. He said missing person reports are down so far in 2017.

According to the head of Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth and Family Services, over the past five years 200 people have been reported missing each month.

So far in 2017, there have been 190 cases on average.

From 2012 to 2016, officials said 99 percent of all missing person cases have been closed. Out of those 19,000 cases, only 16 remain open.

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Acting Chief Newsham also confirmed they have found no connection to these cases and human trafficking, which is another theory that has been circulating online.

According to the Black and Missing foundation, an organization that brings awareness to missing children of color, 36.8 % of missing children nationwide are black.

“We also noticed that a lot of African American children that go missing are initially classified as runaways," Natalie Wilson, co-founder of the Black and Missing Foundation. "They do not get an Amber Alert or media coverage."

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Why does it matter whether there are more black kids missing in DC? There's an alarming rate of kids missing, so what do we do about it?!
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No amber alert? Wow
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I'm really worried about them. I hope this is not sex trafficking or something equally bad.
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Here’s What’s Actually Going On With The Missing Black Girls In DC

A viral Instagram post inaccurately claimed 14 girls went missing in DC in 24 hours — but the number of black people missing across the US is staggeringly disproportional.

posted on Mar. 24, 2017, at 7:22 p.m.
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In Washington, DC, and across social media, there’s been a massive public outcry in response to an apparent lack of attention to a large number of missing black girls.

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The growing chorus calling for action comes after DC police began a new practice of publicizing missing person fliers on Twitter in hopes they could be located faster.

Police have tweeted 20 missing person fliers since March 19 (10 of which are for minors), which have led many to believe the number of missing persons has dramatically increased — however, DC police told NBC Washington this is not true.

“We’ve just been posting them on social media more often,” Rachel Reid, a spokesperson for the DC Metro Police Department, said.

The number of missing person reports in DC has actually decreased in 2017 compared to recent years.

DC police told USA Today that an average of 200 total people have been reported missing each month for the past five years. This year, the average number of cases per month has been 190.

So far, there have been 501 missing children cases in 2017. All but 22 have been solved as of Friday, according to NBC Washington.

Officials said 99% of missing person cases from 2012 and 2016 have been closed, leaving just 16 of 19,000 total cases open.

The outcry came to a head Thursday when a viral Instagram post claimed, incorrectly, that “14 Girls Have Gone Missing in DC in the Last 24 Hours.”

Can someone explain to me how 14 black girls go missing in 24 hours in DC and it's not a goddamn news story?!?

Police told NBC Washington this report was not true, and that in recent weeks there has never been an instance of 14 girls going missing in DC in a single day.

Even so, the information spread like wildfire.

Even so, the information spread like wildfire.

New York Daily News writer Shaun King pointed out that some of the girls in the viral Instagram post have actually been missing for several years, and not all of them are from DC.

These photos were taken from a story I just wrote, which is fine, but many of these girls are not from DC, and have been missing for years. https://twitter.com/DeeTwoCents/status/845091026767368193 

Dear People Advocating for Missing Black Girls,

Please be sure you are spreading the truth and actual facts. It matters. It really matters

The photos were pulled from a story he wrote on Wednesday, titled “It’s no accident that we hear so little about missing black girls in this country.”

Despite a widespread belief that the missing persons were kidnapped, all of the teens reported missing in 2017 left voluntarily, Metro Police spokesperson Karimah Bilal told NBC Washington.

“Because of the number of releases, there have been concerns that young girls in the District of Columbia are victims of human trafficking or have been kidnapped,” she said.

Bilal also said there’s no evidence that the missing teens’ disappearances were related to human trafficking.

“We look at every case closely to make sure that doesn’t happen, but to my knowledge, that hasn’t been a factor in any of our missing person cases,” Bilal said.

Even so, the number of black people missing across the US is staggeringly disproportional — though that’s not a new phenomenon.

According to the Black And Missing Foundation, 36.7% of missing people under 17 are black.

Very few of these cases receive widespread media coverage — especially when compared to the “missing white woman syndrome” that often follows the disappearance of white women in the US.

And now, lawmakers are starting to take action.

And now, lawmakers are starting to take action.
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In a letter obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday, black Congress members called for the Justice Department to step up and help police investigate missing children cases in DC.

Penned by Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond and DC Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, the letter asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to “devote the resources necessary to determine whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.”

And on Friday, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced new initiatives to not only find missing children, but to prevent future cases by allocating more money to organizations that assist teens at risk of running away.

“Often times these girls are repeat runaways,” Kevin Harris, a spokesperson for the mayor, told the Washington Post. “So if we really want to help solve this problem and bring down the numbers we have to break the cycle of young people, especially young girls, who repeatedly run away from home.”



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I remember posting an article on here a couple of years ago about the thousands of black and brown women that has gone missing and some posters scoffed at the idea. How soon we forget.
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I was about to create a thread about it!

Yes, the article posted by derri is a load of bs straight from the DC police office because they do not give a damn about black girls.

LET'S EXAMINE :


- WHITE FEMALE, 16, DISAPPEARED IN TN. Elizabeth Thomas was kidnapped by her male teacher last week. Apparently she was "in love" with him and they ran away together.
there were amber alerts, she has been on the media, trending on facebook, and the police says she is in extreme danger - even though she wanted to be with him (her inbred mother groomed her and her siblings to "date" older men)

-THREE BLACK FEMALES DISAPPEARED IN THE PAST 10 DAYS IN DC AGED 10, 14 AND 17. The 10-year old was found a day later. The other two are still missing. Black community is worried and cops quickly say there has been no increase in missing black kids, it is just that "we are using social media" and since it spreads like wildfire, more people are hearing about those missing girls. Not only that, but cops also came up with this bs about how many of them are runaways.

There was no mention of the police actively searching for those missing girls.



eta: then a cop said on radio that kids should stay home to not be pimped.

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Radio host Joe Clair recently spoke with Chanel Dickerson, a leader of the D.C. Police Youth and Family Services Division, on the situation. During the morning show program, Clair asked the official for background information on why the number of missing children drastically increased in a short amount of time. Dickerson stated that most of these cases involve children who run away from home, but their reasoning for doing so is still unknown.

Dickerson was then asked what are a few precautionary solutions that could help keep a child from becoming a victim of human trafficking. “Stay home, it’s as simple as that,” Dickerson said. “If they stay home, it reduces the risk. I’m not saying that’s the fix-all but that’s where we have to start. We have to start small, this is a problem and it’ll take a community effort, but we have to start small.”

http://www.vibe.com/2017/03/d-c-police-official-says-teens-should-stay-home-to-not-become-a-victim-of-human-trafficking/

I wonder if he will tell spring breakers to stay home to avoid disappearing like Natalee Holloway.
Or to not "fall in love" with a teacher so they won't be gone like Elizabeth Thomas.


To the media and cops, if a white girl falls in love with a teacher is disturbing. A black girl who may be a runway should be brushed off as if she isn't running away from something or running to someone who might hurt her.


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WASHINGTON - FOX 5 was the first to report D.C. police were tweeting about an unusually high number of missing children. According to city officials, there is not an uptick in missing persons cases, but community members remain frustrated.

On Wednesday night, a town hall-style meeting was held at Excel Academy Public Charter School in Southeast D.C., which was hosted by Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White.

Hundreds of people packed the room for this meeting while there were many others who could not even get in the door. The heart of this forum – what is going on and what is being done to cut down on the number of missing children in the District.

With a lack of answers about why these kids are going missing –many of them teenage girls – is leading to fear on the streets. There is a real problem with runaways in the city, but as many point out, those girls are either running away from something or toward something.

“The difficult thing is some of these kids do go missing multiple times,” said Acting Police Chief Peter Newsham. “When they go missing, guess what? You have a child out there and there are people in our community that will prey on those children.”

Some community members lined up to speak to city officials. The meeting also became heated, with people shouting criticisms at the city leaders.

Back in February, FOX 5 first noticed an alarming amount of tweets detailing missing girl cases. In the past 24 hours, there were four new cases at one time.

The statistics do not show an spike in missing person cases among juveniles when compared to previous yearsSleepy, which is perhaps even more alarming. Here is the number of juveniles reported missing over the last five years, according to D.C. police’s website:

2017: 501 (as of March 22)
2016: 2,242
2015: 2,433
2014: 2,222
2013: 2,067
2012: 2,610

The reason we are noticing more about these missing person cases is due to efforts by a new Commander Chanel Dickerson. She decided to make sure every case gets the same attention and is posted on social media.

In fact, until a few weeks ago, D.C. police’s website only listed one missing person – the high-profile case of Relisha Rudd. Their website now been updated and there are at least 10 active missing cases involving girls 18 years old and under.

“One child missing is one too many,” said Derrica Wilson, president of the Black and Missing Foundation. “It is not so much about the numbers. It is about the ones that are missing, what we can do to get them safe.”

There is concern about the role social media plays, particularly when it comes to the threat of human trafficking.

“It is a blessing and it is a curse,” said Wilson. “We are utilizing this tool to get these faces out there to find the missing and they are using these tools to recruit.”

On Wednesday, a post on Instagram claiming to be from Chareah Payne, who is currently missing after she was last seen on Friday in Southwest D.C., said she was safe but ran away due to poor foster care conditions. Her whereabouts remain unknown.Cry

“Just because you see text from your loved one or you see a Facebook post from your loved one, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are okay,” Chief Newsham warned. “We got to keep looking for them until we get them back home.”

Mayor Muriel Bowser is promising more effort will be made to follow up once a child is found and reunited with their family.

“We are also figuring out how we can better support that family so that kids are in school, kids are in safe homes or we identify other solutions for that family,” said Bowser.

There was an outcry for additional mental health services for children at the meeting and some people were also irate over the fact that we see a lack of Amber Alerts for all these missing persons cases.

The police chief pointed out under federal guidelines, police need to have a reasonable belief that an abduction has occurred and that the child is imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death. Newsham said their hands are tied under the federal guidelines with a lot of cases, but he urged for people to contact lawmakers if they want to see a change with Amber Alerts.

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We are only 3 months in and there is already 501 people missing...but those idiots don't see anything abnormal about that? They actually said there is no increase in missing people when a quarter of the year has passed and about a quarter of the amount of missing people in 2016 has been missing already?


And then they say the kid has to be in inminent danger and if there is no proof that the kid may have been abducted they won't act on it. But I bet if Sue Ann or Little Billy disappears, there will be amber alerts and their names trending on facebook.
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missing girls in DC



another pic i saw of girls missing:

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We were speaking about this yesterday during Sabbath service. This makes my heart aches.

We as a people are becoming too desensitized to situations like this. And what's worse is that many are assuming that the majority of these young women are runaways...falling right into the false narratives given by our oppressors. Even if they were so called "runaways", they are still Censored underage and missing!!!!! 
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