Law Enforcement Must Find A Way To Work With Communities

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It is a little after 4 AM, and a child is missing somewhere in my part of the city. The police department cannot give out any information on the child. They cannot tell race, sex, age, or anything. I haven’t heard an Amber Alert go off, so how do they find this child? The mother in me can’t help but feel a little freaked out.

What if this was my child? Having the police check local areas is helpful, but why not use the Amber Alert system? The Amber Alert system is a child abduction emergency alert system that goes into effect when children are taken. I do not understand why the police cannot tell if the child is a boy, girl, white, black, 2, or 17. This limits the amount of help that a community is able to offer.

Right now, it’s still dark, and who knows how long this child has been missing. I do not understand why we haven’t heard an Amber Alert go off. Anyway, I feel like we need to do something to make sure we are able to get the max level of help when it comes to missing children. Know the sites that specialize in missing kids like https://www.missingkids.org/HOME and their Facebook information https://www.facebook.com/missingkids/ helps!

Police departments should also use their social media contacts to put alerts on Nextdoor. Nextdoor is very popular and it is used in about 33% of households in the US. This app could very well help to alert neighbors about missing children. Perhaps, the app could send an alert to security devices that trigger notifications if the children are in the area.

This should be an easy fix because we came up with coupon apps, dating apps, and health apps. Anyone, just a gripe!

ThanksGiving Challenge

This Thanksgiving a lot of people will be spending it alone thanks to the current COVID crisis. Due to the isolation and economic situation that many of us face, I want to issue a challenge to those of us who might be able to make a difference.

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While some kitchens might be closed off to the needy this holiday, there are other ways of making sure needy people get help. Sign up for your neighborhood’s Nextdoor feed and monitor the threads for people who are looking for help. We have started putting in extra time for our side cash job so we can start a little fund for those who might be looking for help.

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Remember you do not have to set loads of cash to the side to help someone. In most cases, as little as 20 bucks will help a family of two celebrate Thanksgiving. Food has this uncanny way of making people feel better, so I challenge you to make a difference in your community.

I would also like to give a shot out to Walmart for looking out for the people in their communities. https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/walmart-free-thanksgiving-dinner