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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Criteria for Amber Alerts

Jahmeshia Conner case: Nancy Grace asks why no Amber Alert

Jahmeshia Conner case: Nancy Grace asks Why no Amber Alert? Jahmeshia Conner Family Photo Jahmeshia Conner disappeared on November 15, 2009 while on her way home from her Aunt’s house. Nancy Grace asks why no Amber Alert was issued for the missing child when police were notified about her disappearance. Two weeks later, Jahmeshia’ body was found in a cold, alley, approximately one block from her home. She had been strangled to death. Did Chicago police drop the ball by not issuing an Amber Alert for Jahmeshia Conner? On November 15, 2009, Jahmeshia had spent the day at church...

Criteria for Amber Alerts

An Amber Alert was issued for Somer Thompson her body was later found in a Georgia landfill Though Amber Alert plans are determined by each state, the United States Department of Justice sets guidelines for issuing criteria. There is also a National AMBER Alert coordinator that oversees strategies designed to ensure that the Amber Alert system remains strong on a nationwide scale. The coordinator will review state Amber Alert plans and review criteria used in each state, and bridge partnerships on the federal, state, and local level. The Department of Justice guidelines for determining...

Amber Alerts and the Emergency Alert System

Amber Alerts and the Emergency Alert SystemAmber Hagerman: Family PhotoAmber Alerts are an emergency broadcast system used to alert citizens that a child is missing and in danger. Named after Amber Hagerman, all states utilize some form of the Amber Alert system. There is no national organization that determines one unified alert system, each state sets their own plan. There are several methods used for broadcasting Amber Alerts. These include FM and AM radio, satellite radio, network and cable television, satellite television, and through the Internet. Emails and now mobile technology is...

Amber Alerts: The meaning behind the name

Amber HagermanPhoto credit: Family PhotoAn Amber Alert is an emergency response bulletin used when a child is believed to be abducted and in danger. The word ‘Amber’ has two meanings. The first meaning is in reference to Amber Hagerman. Amber was only nine years old when she was abducted while riding her bicycle near her grandparents’ home in Arlington, Texas. Amber Hagerman was abducted on January 13, 1996. On January 17, 2009 her body was found deceased. Though her murder remains unsolved, there is a suspect in the case, Terapon Adhahn. Adhan is a convicted sex offender...

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