Saturday, March 10, 2012

I wish S. Epatha Merkerson much success with her program on TVONE. (click title to entry - thank you)

The reality of so many missing is something no one really thinks about often.  I hope the show is a great success and through people reunited with their familes perhaps we can come to understand this strange phenomena within our country. 

2,300 a Day (click here)

Reports of missing persons have increased sixfold in the past 25 years, from roughly 150,000 in 1980 to about 900,000 this year. The increase was driven in part by the country's growing population. But the numbers also indicate that law enforcement treats the cases more seriously now, including those of marginalized citizens.
An astounding 2,300 Americans are reported missing every day, including both adults and children.
But only a tiny fraction of those are stereotypical abductions or kidnappings by a stranger.
For example, the federal government counted 840,279 missing persons cases in 2001. All but about 50,000 were juveniles, classified as anyone younger than 18....