No Amber Alerts For You

When my sons were younger, we had rules for them.

1. Always tell us where you are going and with whom.

2. Tell us the names of your friends and a phone number to reach you in case we need you.

3. Follow your curfew. I.E.: Movie is out at 9:00 be in by 10:00.

4. Never allow strangers to offer to take you where you are going, nor bring you home.


5. Here is two dollars. Put it in your shoe for emergency calls. Never spend it for anything other than that. If you need to call home you will have money for the call.

6. We will show you respect and expect the same from you.

7. Very important: Always know we love you with all our hearts.

Hold to these rules and you and your child will be safe and you can sleep better knowing where they are. "It's 10:00 P.M. Do you know where your children are?"

By Gladys Hill

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By Shari (Guest Post)
March 19, 20050 found this helpful

Umm, some children's parent's hold to these rules plus some stricter ones, and still have their children get kidnapped. Think about poor little Jessica who was abducted from her own bed last month and is now known to have been murdered by a registered offender. Not to say that you shouldn't bother with these safety rules (everybody should) but even when you do everything you can to protect your children, the sickos still seem to find a way.


By the way, according to all statistics I've ever read on the matter, stranger abductions are the most rare - the most common are done by family members (usually during a custody battle).

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October 1, 20090 found this helpful

Yes, it is rare to have stranger abductions. My nieces were taken over 20 years ago, and we were extremely lucky to get the girls back in only 6 weeks, it is heart wrenching going through this, and that was not yet a custody battle...yet. He even had tried to kidnap the girls again 2 more times with using his own mother, and she would have helped him too, just by lying to his mother that he had cancer, which was also just a lie. Thank goodness, his brother let us know ahead of time! It was more of a using his children for revenge for my sister, rather than custody battle.


When an 11 year old girl was taken and murdered, the murderers' daughter was her best friend, and a neighbor.

Another missing baby around here, the mother was raped by a person she knew, and he didn't want to go to prison, so, he tied her alive, and dropped her into the lake, and the precious baby still has never been found, he said that he just left her in the woods by herself. Again, not a stranger that did this.

I really wish that we had the Amber Alert when my nieces were taken, and I'm very glad that we have it now.

Last week we got an Amber Alert, with two missing 4 year olds, and apparently they were taken by their mother, a non-custodial parent. The reason I checked this out, within an hour, they canceled the Amber Alert, and I just had the same Amber Alert again today, for the same children, and the mother, and the alert was again canceled about an hour later. Was it possibly a fluke the second time? I don't know what to make of this. I know it is best to be over cautious, but, this is a bit strange.

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