bunnyalert wrote:Specifically, the AMBER Alert system is NOT to be activated for children who have simply gone missing. Abductions only.
"If there's no description of a suspect and/or abduction vehicle, do not activate the AMBER Alert system!" - BMorg and Pershing County Sheriff's Department should have this tattooed on their foreheads.
There is no exception for when a child is away from home, and no exception for Burning Man, and no exception for what you personally think is the right thing to do.
As a parent who has taken a child to the burn 4 years in a row (starting at age 4) I have to agree with bunnyalert on this. From wikipedia
, an AMBER alert is used for abductions only. The BORG, and/or the BLM should have solely activated the lost child protocol's. Yes, the result is nearly if not exactly the same, but it does not desensitize the people to the proper use of an AMBER alert.
Onzilla, I agree with you in that they should have allowed you to fly immediately once they had searched your plane. In fact, I do think that they should allow out-going vehicular traffic to depart the gates, only after they have thoroughly searched the vehicle, and only if each departing person can provide photo ID. Theoretically, the gates could be shut down for days looking for a needle in the haystack that can be BRC.
And yes, Onzilla, I do remember Ruby Ridge (and Waco for that matter) In fact, read an interview with Randy's daughter recently. Threeper here, if you understand that meaning, but I digress.....
I think this missing/lost child was more of a willful act on her part, and I also agree with the comment I read about throwing her ass out of BRC once she was found for her willful attempt to evade parent(s) etc and sadly, they would have had to go with her. She sounds like a spoiled little brat to me
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