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2012-04-16 12:57:57 PM  
Just send the mother and kids back to Mexico and then send the dad when he's caught.


AMBER ALERT!!!

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2012-04-16 12:58:48 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Ftfa AMBER Alert; well over half of them have been issued for non-white children. It's probably closer to 60%

So its racist that amber alerts aren't issued at a lower rate for non-whites, yet when that's shown to be factually inaccurate, its racist because it suggests minorities lose their kids at a higher rate than whites.

It's almost like some people just want to believe that the US is racist, regardless of the facts. Hmm...

This Amber Alert discussion aside, are you trying to argue that the U.S. does not have large areas where racism is a serious issue?

Legitimate racism? Meaning demonstrable acts of discrimination aimed at disenfranchising certain groups based on arbitrary physical traits? Yes, that's not an issue in large areas of the US.


Next question. Was the holocaust a lie?
 
2012-04-16 12:59:14 PM  

FLMountainMan: GAT_00: Texas? Yeah, I'm sure there's no bias, not at ALL. Texans are never racist, especially not basically the entire state government.

Racism is almost as stupid as ascribing a racist ideology to people based solely on where they live.

Almost.


Yeah, Saying everyone in state X are racist is just like racism, it's ascribing an all-encompassing (negative) attribute to a group of people for an entirely superficial reason, whether it's skin color or two letters on a driver's license makes no difference. So statism is just the same as racism.

/Does that make GAT_00 a statist derpbag?
//Yes, this whole post was just so I could say statist derpbag
//statist derpbag
 
2012-04-16 01:00:13 PM  

Silly Jesus: I thought that Hispanics were White. So the real outrage should be that white kids went missing and we didn't sound the alarm.


Some of us Latinos are biracial and some of us are triracial.

/biracial
 
2012-04-16 01:00:48 PM  

umad: Dinobot: The hispanic dude does kind of have a point if a caucasian girl would have meant that the amber alert would go out without a delay.

No he doesn't. He was complaining that the policy is racist, not sexist. Hispanics are considered white now. That means they get all of the drawbacks that entails, including the fact that it is impossible to be racist against them.


And he wasn't REALLY complaining. He was doing that thing where he asks a question? And he's not saying, but he's just wondering? Could it be racism?

And Dinobot: You've got nothing to prove that if it were a white girl, the amber alert would go out without delay. Not one single shred of evidence. You can't just say shiat and expect it to be believed. Citation needed like a mofo.
 
2012-04-16 01:02:48 PM  

Dinobot: umad: Dinobot: The hispanic dude does kind of have a point if a caucasian girl would have meant that the amber alert would go out without a delay.

No he doesn't. He was complaining that the policy is racist, not sexist. Hispanics are considered white now. That means they get all of the drawbacks that entails, including the fact that it is impossible to be racist against them.

I said -if-

The Amber alert was delayed by two days, it's right there in the article.


And it said they were hispanic/white right there in the article. Ergo, not racism.
 
2012-04-16 01:04:03 PM  

Di Atribe: umad: Dinobot: The hispanic dude does kind of have a point if a caucasian girl would have meant that the amber alert would go out without a delay.

No he doesn't. He was complaining that the policy is racist, not sexist. Hispanics are considered white now. That means they get all of the drawbacks that entails, including the fact that it is impossible to be racist against them.

And he wasn't REALLY complaining. He was doing that thing where he asks a question? And he's not saying, but he's just wondering? Could it be racism?

And Dinobot: You've got nothing to prove that if it were a white girl, the amber alert would go out without delay. Not one single shred of evidence. You can't just say shiat and expect it to be believed. Citation needed like a mofo.


I did admit it was a big -if-
 
2012-04-16 01:04:39 PM  

coco ebert: I thought most of Texas was already trying to get Hispanic people to disappear.


Um, most of us are hispanic, to one degree or another.

Honestly, even if the amber alert system is being run by some old racist white dude from a 1960s movie about southern Louisiana, it's hard to really give a fark since the Amber alert system is pretty much entirely useless.

There have been about 500 recoveries in the last 10 years. The Verizon wireless alert distributor alone issues 250 alerts per year. So even if they were the only issuer of alerts (extremely generous, since there are loads of local alert distributors) that's a recovery rate of at best one in five.

By contrast, the majority of abductions are family abductions, and the recovery rate on those is 94% (Link). So while I'm not sure what the recovery rate for child abduction in general is, I'm suspecting something higher than one in five. What I'm saying here is that the cops aren't really significantly any more likely to find a missing kid with an alert out than they are through normal police work. All the system does is burn some money and make people feel like something is being done, it's dollars for media appeasement essentially.
 
2012-04-16 01:06:08 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Ftfa AMBER Alert; well over half of them have been issued for non-white children. It's probably closer to 60%

So its racist that amber alerts aren't issued at a lower rate for non-whites, yet when that's shown to be factually inaccurate, its racist because it suggests minorities lose their kids at a higher rate than whites.

It's almost like some people just want to believe that the US is racist, regardless of the facts. Hmm...

This Amber Alert discussion aside, are you trying to argue that the U.S. does not have large areas where racism is a serious issue?

Legitimate racism? Meaning demonstrable acts of discrimination aimed at disenfranchising certain groups based on arbitrary physical traits? Yes, that's not an issue in large areas of the US.

Next question. Was the holocaust a lie?


Ha! No... No it wasn't.
 
2012-04-16 01:07:02 PM  
Ok, I screwed up

Here is my mea culpa

Happy now?

/still, regardless of sex and gender, a two day delay of an amber alert is too much.
 
2012-04-16 01:07:05 PM  
It seems like the delay was because there wasn't any custody order in place specifying who was to have the kids and when. Without that the father legally has the same rights to the kids as the mother. So I am assuming that they put out the Amber alert on the kids when they were able to legally put in a missing persons report on the father.

But what gets me about this is that the father threw the mother out of the car and then led the cops on a high speed chase before disappearing with the kids. You would think that him taking the kids with that much violence surrounding the situation would warrant an Amber Alert because a normal reasoning person might think that because of the violence he exhibited in the taking of the kids, he may be a danger to them.
 
2012-04-16 01:07:14 PM  
If the parents in this case were married, or even if they were not but did not have a legal custody agreement in place prohibiting the father from having the children at that time, then this was not an abduction situation. He had just as much right to have physical custody of the children as she did.

THAT is why there was no alert. There was no abduction.
 
2012-04-16 01:09:50 PM  
Anyone have a link that WebSense won't think is me going to a porn site?
 
2012-04-16 01:11:09 PM  
Don't worry they still have plenty.
 
2012-04-16 01:14:18 PM  

namegoeshere: If the parents in this case were married, or even if they were not but did not have a legal custody agreement in place prohibiting the father from having the children at that time, then this was not an abduction situation. He had just as much right to have physical custody of the children as she did.

THAT is why there was no alert. There was no abduction.


Exactly. It would be the same as issuing amber alerts for every child who has a parent on the run from the law. He had rights to the children and I think it takes 24 hours after a person goes missing before a missing person's report can be filed. That's why there wasn't an Amber Alert for some time. They weren't missing and couldn't be declared missing for some time.

All this article did was show LULAC's ignorance of how Amber Alert work.
 
2012-04-16 01:16:08 PM  

Shakespeare's Monkey: /Clicky Pops


Oh, How I miss that guy!

/Funny, caus' it's true?
 
2012-04-16 01:18:25 PM  

Dinobot: They did issue the warning, but after a two days delay.


Well sure, you have to allow for the mañana factor 'cause it's a Hispanic.
 
2012-04-16 01:18:37 PM  

MadMattressMack: namegoeshere: If the parents in this case were married, or even if they were not but did not have a legal custody agreement in place prohibiting the father from having the children at that time, then this was not an abduction situation. He had just as much right to have physical custody of the children as she did.

THAT is why there was no alert. There was no abduction.

Exactly. It would be the same as issuing amber alerts for every child who has a parent on the run from the law. He had rights to the children and I think it takes 24 hours after a person goes missing before a missing person's report can be filed. That's why there wasn't an Amber Alert for some time. They weren't missing and couldn't be declared missing for some time.

All this article did was show LULAC's ignorance of how Amber Alert work.


If all he did was just to walk away with the kids one day I would agree. But he didn't do that, he violently took the children away from the mother and then lead the police on a high speed chase. The Amber Alert should have been issued because after he escalated to that level of violence he could have been deemed a danger to the children.
 
2012-04-16 01:24:03 PM  
Meh. I'm bored.
 
2012-04-16 01:24:15 PM  

ongbok: If all he did was just to walk away with the kids one day I would agree. But he didn't do that, he violently took the children away from the mother and then lead the police on a high speed chase. The Amber Alert should have been issued because after he escalated to that level of violence he could have been deemed a danger to the children.


This. I'd have guessed a hi speed chase which endangered the lives of all the kids in the car superseded all that.
 
2012-04-16 01:27:34 PM  
This would not be a problem if there were a Juanita Alert system in Texas.
 
2012-04-16 01:28:48 PM  
Fact: White kids are worth more

check any black market prices and see for yourself
 
2012-04-16 01:29:32 PM  
I knew dads had been under siege for a while now, but has it gotten to the point where an Amber Alert needs to be announced when the kids are alone with one of us?

/stop with the race bullsh*t, too
//stop now
 
2012-04-16 01:36:50 PM  

ongbok: MadMattressMack: namegoeshere: If the parents in this case were married, or even if they were not but did not have a legal custody agreement in place prohibiting the father from having the children at that time, then this was not an abduction situation. He had just as much right to have physical custody of the children as she did.

THAT is why there was no alert. There was no abduction.

Exactly. It would be the same as issuing amber alerts for every child who has a parent on the run from the law. He had rights to the children and I think it takes 24 hours after a person goes missing before a missing person's report can be filed. That's why there wasn't an Amber Alert for some time. They weren't missing and couldn't be declared missing for some time.

All this article did was show LULAC's ignorance of how Amber Alert work.

If all he did was just to walk away with the kids one day I would agree. But he didn't do that, he violently took the children away from the mother and then lead the police on a high speed chase. The Amber Alert should have been issued because after he escalated to that level of violence he could have been deemed a danger to the children.


I am not an expert on amber alerts, but I believe there are strict guidelines as to who qualifies for an amber alert, and this did not meet them. IIRC the child needs to both have been abducted, and be in danger of harm. Even if he was a total bastard and a danger to them, because he did not abduct them they don't qualify. So yes, bad, bad Daddy. The police should have been looking for him very hard. But this was not an Amber alert situation, because it didn't meet the guidelines for such.
 
2012-04-16 01:40:46 PM  
Oh, no you don't Hispanics! You can't sweep this guy under the rug just yet...

www.thedailybeast.com
 
2012-04-16 01:47:20 PM  
They're like Doritos. Take all you want. They'll make more.
 
2012-04-16 01:47:37 PM  

Stile4aly: UMBERTO ALERT!


top-people.starmedia.com

Found him!
 
2012-04-16 01:55:09 PM  

ongbok: MadMattressMack: namegoeshere:

If all he did was just to walk away with the kids one day I would agree. But he didn't do that, he violently took the children away from the mother and then lead the police on a high speed chase. The Amber Alert should have been issued because after he escalated to that level of violence he could have been deemed a danger to the children.


But that's specifically not what the Amber Alerts are for. You can put out alerts for him, but they won't be Amber Alerts. It would be the same as putting out a Silver Alert on him. It doesn't fit what's happening.

Amber Alerts are specifically for missing and abducted children. These children by definition had not been abducted. This guy is a whole heap of shiat and will go away for a long time if he doesn't get to Mexico first, but not one of those charges will be for abduction.
 
2012-04-16 02:03:27 PM  
coco ebert SmartestFunniest 2012-04-16 10:59:09 AM

I thought most of Texas was already trying to get Hispanic people to disappear.


Most Texans are Hispanic, so...a paradox
 
2012-04-16 02:04:01 PM  
Check the parking lot of Home Depot. They're probably just trying to get some work.
 
2012-04-16 02:10:20 PM  

imprimere: Oh, no you don't Hispanics! You can't sweep this guy under the rug just yet...

[www.thedailybeast.com image 250x167]


He's white, not hispanic, remember.

Just like this is the picture of a 17 year old boy at age 17:

www.thegrio.com

Please keep your media narratives in order.

/remember thinking at first "Jesus, did that kid have a hormonal disease?"
 
2012-04-16 02:10:41 PM  
Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Amber Alerts usually reserved for when the police don't know who has them?

If they know the father has kidnapped them, wouldn't they instead put out an APB on the father?
 
2012-04-16 02:15:47 PM  
But are they white Hispanic like Zimmerman? That could make all the difference.
 
2012-04-16 02:19:51 PM  
don't worry, we'll make more.
 
2012-04-16 02:21:09 PM  

MadMattressMack: ongbok: MadMattressMack: namegoeshere:

If all he did was just to walk away with the kids one day I would agree. But he didn't do that, he violently took the children away from the mother and then lead the police on a high speed chase. The Amber Alert should have been issued because after he escalated to that level of violence he could have been deemed a danger to the children.

But that's specifically not what the Amber Alerts are for. You can put out alerts for him, but they won't be Amber Alerts. It would be the same as putting out a Silver Alert on him. It doesn't fit what's happening.

Amber Alerts are specifically for missing and abducted children. These children by definition had not been abducted. This guy is a whole heap of shiat and will go away for a long time if he doesn't get to Mexico first, but not one of those charges will be for abduction.


This is why Amber Alerts are not usually issued when children are abducted by a non-custodial parent, because they are not considered to be at risk for bodily harm. However, if there is evidence that the parent may be a danger to the children, an Amber Alert can be issued. (new window)

I think that violently taking the kids away from the mother and leading the police on a high speed chase may lead one to assume that the father was a danger to the kids.
 
2012-04-16 02:21:32 PM  
It makes sense from a financial perspective. Since white people make more money, they pay more taxes. You going to spend resources looking for someone who's going to be a drain on the system, or are you going to spend them looking for someone who adds back in?

Common sense, people.
 
2012-04-16 02:25:47 PM  
I think the more pertinent question is: Are the kids/parents illegals?

And if so then no, they shouldn't have an Amber Alert. Not yours.
 
2012-04-16 02:29:37 PM  

Loreweaver: Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Amber Alerts usually reserved for when the police don't know who has them?

If they know the father has kidnapped them, wouldn't they instead put out an APB on the father?


The father didn't even kidnap them. Is there something out there that says the mother had custody? From what I could tell, the mother and father were not even serarated.
 
2012-04-16 02:35:07 PM  

ongbok: MadMattressMack: ongbok: MadMattressMack: namegoeshere:

If all he did was just to walk away with the kids one day I would agree. But he didn't do that, he violently took the children away from the mother and then lead the police on a high speed chase. The Amber Alert should have been issued because after he escalated to that level of violence he could have been deemed a danger to the children.

But that's specifically not what the Amber Alerts are for. You can put out alerts for him, but they won't be Amber Alerts. It would be the same as putting out a Silver Alert on him. It doesn't fit what's happening.

Amber Alerts are specifically for missing and abducted children. These children by definition had not been abducted. This guy is a whole heap of shiat and will go away for a long time if he doesn't get to Mexico first, but not one of those charges will be for abduction.

This is why Amber Alerts are not usually issued when children are abducted by a non-custodial parent, because they are not considered to be at risk for bodily harm. However, if there is evidence that the parent may be a danger to the children, an Amber Alert can be issued. (new window)

I think that violently taking the kids away from the mother and leading the police on a high speed chase may lead one to assume that the father was a danger to the kids.


This is the whole sky is falling mentality America is becoming well known for. It said he threw the mother out of the car (who even knows what that means - people get thrown out of bars with no physical contact at all) and then fled police. A speeding father is not a good reason for an Amber Alert. They had no reason to believe that the man, who seemingly had legal custody of the children was going to hurt them once he had evaded police.
 
2012-04-16 02:39:02 PM  
Amber alert is not for use for dysfunctional families unless there's an extreme reason the kids are in danger.
 
2012-04-16 02:45:57 PM  
Amber Alerts can also cover parental fark-ups. Case in point--last Xmas Eve on the outskirts of my "gentrifying" neighborhood one junkie killed two others in a known crackhouse. A brand new SUV was conveniently running at the curb across the street, and the shooter jumped in and took off. However, in the back seat was contained one (1) toddler. Not only one (1) toddler, but a Nancy Grace Special--a Pretty White ToddlerTM. Bam--the Amber Alert was issued, making a crappy but not unusual RVA situation into a CNN Headline Event. There was much media and online handwringing and PRAYERS FOR KAIDEN and crap like that. The SUV with the kid was found a couple of hours later in an apartment complex parking lot about a mile from the crackhouse. While it was going on, the first question I had was why the hell any kid would be left in a running brand new SUV in an area well-known for crack and hookers and crime? And how did the cops get the shooter's name so fast? Police reported that the kid's mother was "cooperating" and had apparently been at the crackhouse "dropping off Xmas presents." Translation--she was either dealing or buying, excellent chance she knew the shooter, either forgot the kid was in the car (if she was buying this is a distinct possibility) or was told that the shooter would only go so far so he could get a ride out of there, cops told her they could bust her for dealing/buying and child neglect or she could give them the shooter's name and they would make it like an abduction and let her go since double murder > drugs and dumb child handling. Gee, wonder what my choice would be? Either way, once the kid was found that was the last that was heard about the abduction--the mom didn't go on TV praising the cops or the people looking as is the norm in AA cases where the kid is found.
 
2012-04-16 02:50:29 PM  
Amber alerts are a joke. No one pays them any real attention. AT&T was sending me Amber alerts as text messages to my cell phone for a couple of months a few years back. I guess they were testing the waters to see how this would work. But customers were pissed, so it stopped. I didn't need to know that some girl went missing from Hoboken, was last seen when her dad picked her up from school, and was believed to be with her dad in either Nashville, Charlotte, Birmingham, Atlanta or Tampa.
 
2012-04-16 02:53:01 PM  
AMBER ALERT!

www.silverrushstyle.com
 
2012-04-16 02:53:30 PM  
Where is this "hispanics are now whites" meme coming from? I've been away from Fark for a few days and must have missed it.

/just curious
//did laugh when the guys graffiti'd "kill whitey" in response
 
2012-04-16 02:54:15 PM  

JackieRabbit: Amber alerts are a joke. No one pays them any real attention. AT&T was sending me Amber alerts as text messages to my cell phone for a couple of months a few years back. I guess they were testing the waters to see how this would work. But customers were pissed, so it stopped. I didn't need to know that some girl went missing from Hoboken, was last seen when her dad picked her up from school, and was believed to be with her dad in either Nashville, Charlotte, Birmingham, Atlanta or Tampa.


I bet AT&T charged you for the text if you were over your plan volume, and if they didn't, they wanted to.
 
2012-04-16 02:57:25 PM  

Treygreen13: Where is this "hispanics are now whites" meme coming from? I've been away from Fark for a few days and must have missed it.

/just curious
//did laugh when the guys graffiti'd "kill whitey" in response


From the Martin-Zimmerman case. The "bad" guy, Zimmerman has a white father and a Hispanic mother. Since he does not "appear" white, the press describes him as a "white Hispanic" because a white guy killing a black guy is news and a Hispanic guy killing a black guy is Saturday in Florida. Plus, it's difficult to get all outraged at a Hispanic guy.
 
2012-04-16 02:59:51 PM  

Treygreen13: Where is this "hispanics are now whites" meme coming from? I've been away from Fark for a few days and must have missed it.

/just curious
//did laugh when the guys graffiti'd "kill whitey" in response


you must've been gone for a few more than a few days. What happened? You kill a black kid in your gated community under very dubious circumstances and go into hiding waiting to see if the authorities would press charges on your white ass?
 
2012-04-16 03:00:41 PM  

wambu: Treygreen13: Where is this "hispanics are now whites" meme coming from? I've been away from Fark for a few days and must have missed it.

/just curious
//did laugh when the guys graffiti'd "kill whitey" in response

From the Martin-Zimmerman case. The "bad" guy, Zimmerman has a white father and a Hispanic mother. Since he does not "appear" white, the press describes him as a "white Hispanic" because a white guy killing a black guy is news and a Hispanic guy killing a black guy is Saturday in Florida. Plus, it's difficult to get all outraged at a Hispanic guy.


I'm familiar with the Zimmerman case. I thought maybe somebody had specifically said he was "white" and not "hispanic". Or something. Makes sense, though. It's much easier to sell black/white violence outrage than hispanic/black outrage.

Did anyone tell Al Sharpton that Zimmerman is hispanic?
 
2012-04-16 03:02:19 PM  

skullkrusher: Treygreen13: Where is this "hispanics are now whites" meme coming from? I've been away from Fark for a few days and must have missed it.

/just curious
//did laugh when the guys graffiti'd "kill whitey" in response

you must've been gone for a few more than a few days. What happened? You kill a black kid in your gated community under very dubious circumstances and go into hiding waiting to see if the authorities would press charges on your white ass?


Ha, no. I just thought it might be attributed to a singular quote. Like somebody coming out and saying that since Hispanics make up enough of the population they count as whites, or something.

I was just looking for a certain quote. I'd also accept an image macro or knowyourmeme link.
 
2012-04-16 03:04:45 PM  

MadMattressMack: On the radio here in Houston after the chase happened they quoted the Amber Alert officials as saying they could not issue the alert. Legally, the father had the rights to the children so there was nothing they could do. Amber Alerts are only for missing children. Everyone knew where they were. They were legally with their father as he hadn't lost rights to them yet. You can't just issue Amber Alerts for the hell of it and race had nothing to do it.


You must be one of those uppity blacks with all your book learning and insight to the specific case and what not...You get out of this thread so we can get some good race bating going on in here!

Git on now, git!
 
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