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Amber Alert
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Smitty    Posted 08-03-2002 at 22:38:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The Amber Alert system to notify the News and other agencies as well as Flashing signs on the freeway about kidnapings has worked 2 times this week in Ca. where I live.
I urge everyone to contact there state officials and get this for their state if it is not available there yet.
This is one way we can deter the senseless kidnapping of children.
Thank You

Smitty    Posted 08-04-2002 at 09:48:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I also live in a rural area 35 people in my town and 100 miles from a freeway so I don't see the flashing signs either. The fact that Amber Alert notifies all news agencies as well as law enforcemnet agencies is a good thing. All news staions featured these kidnappings including CNN and MSNBC. That is how I found out.

Momma Jan    Posted 08-04-2002 at 06:30:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not only do they use signs. I noticed they also came over the police/forestry scanner which I thought was really neat and in this small town alot of people have their scanners on all the time because of the threat of forest fires. So I thought this was pretty cool since this is where I first heard about it

Hogman    Posted 08-04-2002 at 18:50:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Makes more sense'n road signs where there ain't no electric for miles around. At least for us as lives in Gods country namely tha backwoods.

DeadCarp    Posted 08-04-2002 at 06:05:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good idea for cities but that stuff wouldn't do any good out here. I haven't seen a freeway yet this year. Most of us don't leave town for a month at a time - but we read the local paper every week and watch the news. Better yet, how about an email kidnapping report you can request.... :)

jamo    Posted 08-04-2002 at 06:10:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Maybe they could flas some sort of warning on the screen like they do for weather alerts.

Mike    Posted 08-04-2002 at 06:03:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
How is this going to help in small communities,
you can't have signs everywhere.Anything will
work one time or another.Most are long gone
before anyone notices,and it took 5 hours
before the amber alert was activated.

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