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(NBC 10 Boston)   If you tried to lure some kids into your windowless white van this weekend, Hanson Police would like you to have a seat over there so they can Mmm Bopp you   (nbcboston.com) divider line
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2022-05-16 8:20:05 AM  
Windowless white van?
How about a widowless white man?
Neither of which arw pictured, or part of the story.
 
2022-05-16 8:23:12 AM  
Someone has to post the Family guy scene with Quagmire finding out that the Hanson's were boys.
 
2022-05-16 8:25:52 AM  
Always a van. I remember as a kid in the early 80s parents saying don't get into vehicles with strangers. Pretty sure that was a thing told to kids back as long as the auto has been around. Hell there's even a free candy van meme. Has any kid willingly gotten into a busted ass van and why do people keep trying?

/Totally could have kidnapped my child self with a Ferrari 308.
 
2022-05-16 8:26:26 AM  
 
2022-05-16 8:28:01 AM  
The children said the van was rusty and had writing on the back, but they did not remember what it said...

I think we Farkers all know.
 
2022-05-16 8:28:42 AM  
My van isn't windowless!
 
2022-05-16 8:28:45 AM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: Always a van. I remember as a kid in the early 80s parents saying don't get into vehicles with strangers. Pretty sure that was a thing told to kids back as long as the auto has been around. Hell there's even a free candy van meme. Has any kid willingly gotten into a busted ass van and why do people keep trying?

/Totally could have kidnapped my child self with a Ferrari 308.


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Totally could have kidnapped my child self with a Ferrari 308

Time machines work too.

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2022-05-16 8:30:08 AM  

aagrajag: justanotherfarkinfarker: Always a van. I remember as a kid in the early 80s parents saying don't get into vehicles with strangers. Pretty sure that was a thing told to kids back as long as the auto has been around. Hell there's even a free candy van meme. Has any kid willingly gotten into a busted ass van and why do people keep trying?

/Totally could have kidnapped my child self with a Ferrari 308.

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Totally could have kidnapped my child self with a Ferrari 308

Time machines work too.

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Ohhhh that's dark
 
2022-05-16 8:30:19 AM  

aagrajag: justanotherfarkinfarker: Always a van. I remember as a kid in the early 80s parents saying don't get into vehicles with strangers. Pretty sure that was a thing told to kids back as long as the auto has been around. Hell there's even a free candy van meme. Has any kid willingly gotten into a busted ass van and why do people keep trying?

/Totally could have kidnapped my child self with a Ferrari 308.

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Totally could have kidnapped my child self with a Ferrari 308

Time machines work too.

[Fark user image 425x259]


...  ouch.

Self fullfilling indeed.
 
2022-05-16 8:32:03 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: The children said the van was rusty and had writing on the back, but they did not remember what it said...

I think we Farkers all know.


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2022-05-16 8:34:02 AM  
Yo, can anyone spare a G?
Hence the preview button. Apparently I am intrinsically opposed to filtering my thoughts and posts.
(psst! Lemme tell you a secret.... I won't preview this one either)
 
2022-05-16 8:34:51 AM  
When I was a kid a guy pulled up when I was walking down the street and told me if I got into his van I could have free candy and play with his puppies.
I quickly discovered it was a lie. The candy, he said, was "so cheap it was practically free" and there was only one puppy.
 
2022-05-16 8:39:09 AM  
Just came in to say brilliant headline subby.
 
2022-05-16 9:00:39 AM  
How can you drive if it is windowless?  How would you even see out?
 
2022-05-16 9:29:05 AM  

johndalek: How can you drive if it is windowless?  How would you even see out?


The Hunt for Red October: Give me a Stopwatch and a Map and I'll fly ... in a plane with no windows
Youtube N56A8-AwxwQ
 
2022-05-16 9:33:14 AM  
Pfew.
I did that *last* weekend...

//narrator: He didn't, and that joke was just wrong....
 
2022-05-16 9:34:15 AM  
The suspect is described as having a short buzzcut and glasses and is believed to be between 35-40 years of age.

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2022-05-16 9:45:42 AM  
So did he have any toys?
 
2022-05-16 10:04:23 AM  

bdub77: Madman drummers bummers: The children said the van was rusty and had writing on the back, but they did not remember what it said...

I think we Farkers all know.

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How long has Candy been under conservatorship?
 
2022-05-16 10:11:28 AM  
When I was 14 I was walking with a friend and a guy pulled up in a windowless van and asked us if we were looking for any "green bud"? As it turned out, we did want some green bud and we got high as hell!
 
2022-05-16 10:19:57 AM  
I'm wondering...

Okay. Obviously, many of us here remember the ol' "Stranger Danger" days in the 1980s. When hysterical Helen Lovejoy parents warned us of the windowless vans of random pedos who would kidnap us.

As we grew older, we found that this was an utter sack of road apples. We saw found that this scenario rarely, if ever, happened (citation needed).

Yet, in this day, scary instances of abduction do seem to be happening.

This guy in TFA is described to be 35-40 years old. He grew up in the 1980s. He knows the mythology.

Thus, my hypothesis is that he thinks, "What a great idea! I could totally do that!"
 
2022-05-16 10:21:22 AM  

Crazy Talk Al: I'm wondering...

Okay. Obviously, many of us here remember the ol' "Stranger Danger" days in the 1980s. When hysterical Helen Lovejoy parents warned us of the windowless vans of random pedos who would kidnap us.

As we grew older, we found that this was an utter sack of road apples. We saw found that this scenario rarely, if ever, happened (citation needed).

Yet, in this day, scary instances of abduction do seem to be happening.

This guy in TFA is described to be 35-40 years old. He grew up in the 1980s. He knows the mythology.

Thus, my hypothesis is that he thinks, "What a great idea! I could totally do that!"


Since I was never kidnapped, it's how I knew I was ugly.
 
2022-05-16 10:42:12 AM  

Crazy Talk Al: I'm wondering...

Okay. Obviously, many of us here remember the ol' "Stranger Danger" days in the 1980s. When hysterical Helen Lovejoy parents warned us of the windowless vans of random pedos who would kidnap us.

As we grew older, we found that this was an utter sack of road apples. We saw found that this scenario rarely, if ever, happened (citation needed).

Yet, in this day, scary instances of abduction do seem to be happening.

This guy in TFA is described to be 35-40 years old. He grew up in the 1980s. He knows the mythology.

Thus, my hypothesis is that he thinks, "What a great idea! I could totally do that!"


Not so CSB. When I was in Grade 1 and walking to my school (yes I am that old) a man tried to entice me into his car while I WAS DIRECTLY across the street from my primary school on the grounds that "You look cold, let me drive you to school.". Luckily I was a plucky type and said "No thanks, my school is right there!" And immediately went in through the front doors, ie. the adult entrance. Told someone reasonably quickly. Cops came and I was interviewed. Don't know what happened after that.
End of not so CSB..
 
2022-05-16 10:51:36 AM  
This one's for the ladies
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2022-05-16 11:56:47 AM  
monkeyboycjc:
Not so CSB. When I was in Grade 1 and walking to my school (yes I am that old) a man tried to entice me into his car while I WAS DIRECTLY across the street from my primary school on the grounds that "You look cold, let me drive you to school.". Luckily I was a plucky type and said "No thanks, my school is right there!" And immediately went in through the front doors, ie. the adult entrance. Told someone reasonably quickly. Cops came and I was interviewed. Don't know what happened after that.
End of not so CSB.


Dude, that IS a CSB. You were/are a damn smart kid. And you are alive. In the big picture, you gave the Spectre of Death both middle fingers. I am seriously proud of you.
 
2022-05-16 11:59:12 AM  
ar393:
Since I was never kidnapped, it's how I knew I was ugly.

My parents had me wear these to stave off any kidnappings.

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2022-05-16 12:29:52 PM  
Check the Republican voter registration rolls.  These pervos are always in there.
 
2022-05-16 12:40:19 PM  

Crazy Talk Al: monkeyboycjc:
Not so CSB. When I was in Grade 1 and walking to my school (yes I am that old) a man tried to entice me into his car while I WAS DIRECTLY across the street from my primary school on the grounds that "You look cold, let me drive you to school.". Luckily I was a plucky type and said "No thanks, my school is right there!" And immediately went in through the front doors, ie. the adult entrance. Told someone reasonably quickly. Cops came and I was interviewed. Don't know what happened after that.
End of not so CSB.

Dude, that IS a CSB. You were/are a damn smart kid. And you are alive. In the big picture, you gave the Spectre of Death both middle fingers. I am seriously proud of you.


Thanks.
 
2022-05-16 1:30:50 PM  

monkeyboycjc: Someone has to post the Family guy scene with Quagmire finding out that the Hanson's were boys.


"Oh, no! It's Taylor Hanson all over again!"
 
2022-05-16 3:08:46 PM  
Police in Hanson, Massachusetts are investigating a report of a suspicious man

What was he suspicious of?
 
2022-05-16 10:07:40 PM  
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2022-05-17 1:59:22 AM  

Crazy Talk Al: I'm wondering...

Okay. Obviously, many of us here remember the ol' "Stranger Danger" days in the 1980s. When hysterical Helen Lovejoy parents warned us of the windowless vans of random pedos who would kidnap us.


As we grew older, we found that this was an utter sack of road apples. We saw found that this scenario rarely, if ever, happened (citation needed).

Yet, in this day, scary instances of abduction do seem to be happening.

This guy in TFA is described to be 35-40 years old. He grew up in the 1980s. He knows the mythology.

Thus, my hypothesis is that he thinks, "What a great idea! I could totally do that!"



It happened to Jacob Wetterling.

But incidents are so rare that he had a better chance of being hit by lightning.

Of course, it wouldn't have happened to him at all had the police been even remotely competent.
 
2022-05-17 7:47:40 AM  
OptimusPrime920:
It happened to Jacob Wetterling.

But incidents are so rare that he had a better chance of being hit by lightning.

Of course, it wouldn't have happened to him at all had the police been even remotely competent.


I did not know about Jacob Wetterling. I just took a moment to learn a little about what happened, and I'm rage-crying. You aren't kidding; the police did nothing but shrug, collect a paycheck, and go home to their comfy little white picket fence homes.

Heinrich is a POS who need to DIAF slowly and painfully. He knew what he did. He showed zero remorse. He wasn't even convicted of murder, even after admitting to the crime.

No, correcting this injustice will not bring Jacob back. I know that.

But the ones who live, like Jared Scheierl, will re-live the torture every single day of his life.

Speaking from personal experience: No one will listen and believe when children speak. If we listen to them, then we must take responsibility for failing to protect and failing to stand up for that child.

Goodness, no big grown-up wants to fail! It's easier to believe that the kids must be at fault. Problem solved. Let's go wash hands of the whole thing and have a nice shot of Vat 69 to celebrate.

But...I'm not bitter.

(Thank you, OptimusPrime920--very informative stuff)
 
2022-05-17 8:21:08 AM  

OptimusPrime920: Of course, it wouldn't have happened to him at all had the police been even remotely competent.


I was 13 when this hit the news in Belgium. You might accuse me of selectively quoting these passages to spark outrage. Read the whole article and you'll see that it's failures all the way down.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Dutroux

Dutroux was convicted in 1989 for the abduction and rape of five young girls, with his then-wife Michelle Martin and other accomplices. He was released on parole after three years in prison.[2]

In 1996, Dutroux was arrested on suspicion of having kidnapped, tortured and sexually abused six girls aged between 8 and 19, four of whom died.

[...]

Failure to rescue Lejeune and Russo

After Lejeune and Russo were kidnapped in June 1995, it took police 14 months to arrest Dutroux, although he had been a prime suspect from the start, having committed similar crimes before.[3] During the search for Lejeune and Russo, police visited Dutroux's house, where Lejeune and Russo were held, twice, on 13 and 19 December 1995. However, no attempts were made to free them, even though the locksmith who accompanied police officer René Michaux[3] said that he had heard the screams of children coming from inside the house. The locksmith reportedly said, "I'm not leaving before we turn the place upside down. The screams are clearly coming from inside the house," to which Michaux replied, "Who is the police officer here? You or me?"[citation needed]
 
2022-05-17 8:22:42 AM  

Crazy Talk Al: and I'm rage-crying


I hadn't seen your post yet when I posted. Might be best if you don't read it. :(
 
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