Obama you’ve gone too far: Amber Alert system shut down
The Obama administration, whose officials have stated that they “don’t care how long the shutdown lasts” and are trying to make the American public feel the pain as much as possible, have just gone a step too far in my book.
It is one thing to make Americans feel the pain by closing parks and even private businesses operating just outside them –sticking it to people twice in many cases as the taxpayers have to pick up the tab for hundreds of police now patrolling sites that don’t usually have any security at all to make sure no citizen wanders onto a bit of federally-funded land –but it is quite another to extend and morph that pain into the pain that will be felt when children are murdered and raped because they’ve now shut down the Amber Alert system that kicks into action when a child is abducted. The Amber Alert system most recently led to the successful safe recovery of Hannah Andersen who was kidnapped by a family friend who had murdered her mother and little brother to delay reports of her abduction coming out. 75% of children who are abducted by strangers are killed within the first 3 hours of being taken and almost 90% within the the following three days and so getting an Amber Alert out to the public when a child is snatched is of critical importance to being able to recover the child before they are killed.
Yet the DOJ can’t pay the one guy needed. or have someone who is still being paid just put the details of the latest child snatched on the Federal Amber Alert website? Right it is closed. Give me a break. Playing politics with parks is one thing, playing politics with childrens’ lives is quite another.
Oh but Michelle Obama’s baby “Let’s Move” federal website to keep kids from getting fat is still up and running.