UR Opinion

Amber Alert

Rob Couch

By Rob Couch

Dear Editor,

I know it important to send out an Amber alert if a child goes missing but I think that there should have been a little investigation towards if the child was actually abducted before a nationwide alert was send to every household, turning people's tvs on and volume up at that hour of the night. The Amber alert that I am referring to is the one issued on March 6 at around 10:00 pm that was cancelled an hour later. It turned out the child was never actually abducted or missing and that enraged people I've talked to even more than the fact that it woke most of them up. There are five stages that police should follow, initial, identification, disposition, report, and court.

Reader's comments »

By adding a comment on the site, you accept our terms and conditions