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Logan Laurice Browning  Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none. Actress. Seeker of love, enlightenment, and equality ๐Ÿ–ค

Fact recap regarding the #findourgirls hashtag: This year in DC, 501 new missing juvenile cases were reported. As of March 24th, 22 have not been found. These missing persons are predominantly black & latin. 13 are considered "critically missing" , meaning that even if they are runaways (which according to the police all 501 missing juveniles this year have been) they are considered to be most definitely in harms way.
In a new effort to bring these young people home, the Police Department has engaged in posting the missing persons to Twitter. The intent is similar to an Amber Alert without the criterion required to release one (runaways don't benefit from this alert for example). This coupled with an important article about the 75,000 black girls/women missing in America by Shaun King for the New York Daily News sourced names & photos of some of the black girls who have recently gone missing or have been over time. A person on social media took a group of photos and put them together with the false title "14 missing black girls in DC in 24 hrs" . This post included a photo of a girl who deserves more media attention for her case, but is actually a missing person from 3 years ago (#RelishaRudd ). Whether missing for hours, days, months, or years, this social media moment has focused mass attention on missing black and/or poor youth who don't garner the same attention as non-ethnic or upper/middle class white youth.
The cause for alarm with the D.C. Missing persons cases is that a group of young black women have gone missing around the same time and are on the police department's "critically missing" list and more attention is being requested from federal departments to aid the DCPD with their cases. Make sure you share the right information by fact checking names and photos with the information on the D.C. Police Department website.
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Do you know what a #RilyaAlert is?
Do you know who #RilyaWilson is?
Rilya Wilson was missing from Florida's foster care system for 8 months when she was 4 years old before anyone even noticed. The media didn't cover this, so Rilya Alert was created in her honor in 2007.
Rilya Alerts are an extension of the Amber Alert system intended to bring more attention to children of color who don't meet Amber Alert criterion.
News media is quicker to cover the murders and abductions of affluent or middle-class non-ethnic girls far more than those of boys, poor kids and kids of color, especially African-Americans. 42% of missing children are black.
Rilya Alerts are necessary because not every kid who needs one gets an Amber Alert--especially 'at risk' runaways, which Rilya covers.
Here are the criterion for a Rilya Alert:
* The abduction is of a child age 17 years or younger
* The parent must have contacted law enforcement to report child missing.
* A RILYA Alert may also be issued if the child is classified as a runaway by the police after just one hour. At times when not all information is readily available (ie. license plate numbers, name of abductor, or witness to abduction) the available information will be reviewed and verified prior to RILYA Alert.
* The law-enforcement agency believes the child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.
* All children of color meeting the criteria for the Amber Alert will also receive the RILYA Alert If these criteria are met, alert information is assembled for public distribution. This information may include descriptions and pictures of the missing child, the suspected abductor, and a suspected vehicle along with any other information available and valuable to identifying the child and suspect.
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She has been missing for THREE YEARS. You posted her photo with the hashtag #FindOurGirls . Do you know her name?
You recognize her as the "poster child" for a movement to pressure law enforcement to investigate and for mass media to cover the disproportionate number of young missing black girls in DC.
#RelishaRudd was 8 when she lived in a homeless shelter at the old D. C. General hospital with her mother. She was seen on camera with a janitor from the shelter walking down the halls of a Holiday Inn Express on February 26, 2014. She was last seen March 1st of that year according to police.
D.C. was ablaze with the news of this missing girl, but it never broke national headlines. We can remember what our headlines were saturated with around April 2016 when Relisha had been missing from our nation's capital for TWO YEARS--THE ELECTION. At that time D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier launched another full scale search.
We weren't saying Relisha Rudd's name for the past THREE YEARS because we were distracted by the puppet show.
Shaun King wrote a piece for New York Daily on the fact that there are 75,000 missing black girls/women in America and that many of us don't know a single name. He examines why they don't garner the same attention as girls like Elizabeth Smart (google his name and the subject for the article).
Fact Check. Stay Sharp. Say her name. #RelishaRudd

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