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Subj: Re: Mitrice Richardson
Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 at 12:06:09 pm EST (Viewed 522 times)
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Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 at 08:08:54 am EST (Viewed 890 times)

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Perhaps you've heard of her, perhaps not, who is she? She is a twenty four year old female who has been missing now for some months. She was arrested back in September I believe for not paying an 89.00 resturant bill, she was clearly suffering from mental illness as she had proclaimed herself to be from "mars" here to avenge the death of Michael Jackson. She was released in the middle of the night with no i.d or anything else and has not been seen since. Now if this storyhas recieved any national coverage I have not seen it, I know Greta Van Sustern who covers alot of missing women cases has not that I have seen reported on it and if so it definitely has not seen the nightly coverage that alot of her missing women cases recieve.

The FBI has declined to get involved saying they dont have jurisdiction, the FBI doesnt have jurisdiction and they are a FEDERAL agency??????Correct me if im wrong but didnt the FBI send investigators to Aruba to look for Natilie Holloway? OK all of this is fine and good, if the media doesnt feel that her disappearance is worthy of coverage thats fine. But remember this, I found out about this case by reading a black newspaper, so the next time should anyone feel the need to ask the question "Why do you all need black newspapers, are BET, or Ebony Magazine", or "why do you always talk about racial stuff" you'll have your answer, peace.

The FBI only has jurisdiction in missing children cases. Unless there is evidence of a federal crime being committed in connection with a missing adult, the FBI has no jurisdiction. Local law enforcement can ask for help of course. For example in the Holloway case, the FBI was involved only becase Aruba asked for their help.

I'm sure the case you mentioned received local coverage but no national coverage.

The sad facts are 800,000 kids get reported missing each year. Add in to that the number of adults. So almost all of those will not make the national news. Only the cases they think will get ratings make the news. Not saying it's right, but that's the reality in my view.


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