Comments:Amber alert issued for missing Utah girl
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Since when does Wikinews community care about Amber Alerts? Anyone say Missing White Woman Syndrome? I don't mean to bash the noble efforts of which ever user brought this to the community's attention, but seriously, this Amber Alert isn't going to help anyone. Maybe we should just keep a running link to the center for missing children instead.
- Not quite Missing White Woman Syndrome, because, in this case, the woman is asian, not white. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:36, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
- Children go missing all the time, but only the cute ones get Amber Alerts, the whole system is a slap in the face to minorities and the ugly. Don't get me wrong, I'm not here to say that we shouldn't help this little girl get rescued, I am saying that amber alerts are a tool used to say, "Hey, watch out for your children! Your neighbors want to steal them!" If this community was concerned about assisting children in distress (not just this single girl from Utah), then we should have a link to the center for missing and exploited children in addition to this article about a single missing girl from Utah. Since we are NOT going to make a permanent link to the center for missing children, why even post this article if not to help her and all children? I do agree with you Crasheddata, that missing children are news worthy, but the system in place is a terrible system, and needs to be revisited before use it or promote it anymore. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:22, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
- I have seen children that are not cute have Amber alerts. As well, does any other news agency have a permalink to them? With Wikinews it is pretty much up to the users to post new articles. So, I am pretty sure, that no matter what the child looks like, if it is an abducted child, then it should be in the news. I think every Amber Alert put out should appear on Wikinews, not just this one. This is just the first one I have done.Crasheddata - (talk) 21:00, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Transferred from User Talk page but as they are a response to the comments here I decided to add it.
|The point of Amber Alearts is to get the word out to as many people as possible, to find the child as quickly as possible. The longer a child is missing, the more likely they are dead. Just because you don't like it does not mean it is not news worthy. Crasheddata - (talk) 17:36, 1 April 2008 (UTC)|