I figured I'd give the update on our first Amber Alert
It was successful in the way that a man driving down the highway spotting the vehicle & an arrest was made. But unfortunately it was too late for the teen. I'll enclose a couple link if interested, one with details, one that discusses the kinks in the Alert.
But, what bothers me, is that I've not heard one bit about this girl other than of course on the news. On the radio they keep repeating the success of the alert. To me it's not a success when a young girl is dead. There should not have been a need for an alert, with neighbors sitting on their butts on the front porch across the street watching the show
I'm sure a couple of adults could dominate a situation with teens...or at least get the girl inside to safety. Grrrr. I certainly hope my neighbors wouldn't just watch if I was being severely beaten in the street. Maybe it was because it was a "bad" neighborhood, or because she was a "troubled teen" as one article stated.
Sorry for the ranting, We just don't get a lot of this around here...and people apathy towards it is mindblowing.