Amber Alerts - Please Read!

Posted by: Piano World

Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/07/04 09:06 AM

Please note the new Amber Alert[/b]
scrolling at the bottom of the page in the forums.

It will automatically update if there is an alert.
Please glance at the Amber Alerts at least once a day.[/b]

Did you know you can sign up for Amber Alerts via Email and/or wireless devices that receive text alerts?
SIGN UP TODAY!
http://www.codeamber.org/email_alerts.html


You just may save a life![/b]

Thank You.
Posted by: Axtremus

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/07/04 09:19 AM

Noticed it during the long week-end.
Web site with a public service conscience.
Great idea.
Posted by: Bernard

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/07/04 01:59 PM

I noticed it last night and though I had a virus!
Thanks, Frank.
Posted by: Tom--K

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/07/04 02:02 PM

Frank made a great site even better. As a father of two kids, it's amazing to me how difficult it is to keep both my kids wary and watchful.
As parents we should train our kids, but as a nation we should all watch out for each other's well being. Kids first.

Thanks Frank.
Posted by: Ðanor

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/07/04 02:14 PM

what is "amber"? i haven't heard that word before. I don't know it's meaning in english.

So what's this thing about?
Posted by: bcarey

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/07/04 02:33 PM

Danor,

Amber alerts are alerts put up immediately on road signs whenever someone has been abducted or kidnapped. They ususally include information like car model, license numbers or anything available that would help motorists recognize a particular vehicle. If someone sees the vehicle in question, they can immediately notify police and they can quickly apprehend them.

It is called an Amber alert because of a case of an abduction of a child named "Amber" who if memory serves me wasn't one of the lucky ones.

It is a very good idea and it definitely has saved lives!
Posted by: BeeLady

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/07/04 02:41 PM

Great idea, Frank. Thanks.

So far here in Massachusetts, the Amber alert has been used three times, all three successfully!
Posted by: apple*

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/08/04 10:43 AM

Amber was from the Kansas City area.. while playing on the street, she was grabbed by a thug, taken to an isolated area by the river, brutally raped and then killed. She was 11.

I believe her mother, with donations she received set up the amber alert here, so motorists could spy the license tag. she worked in conjunction with funds from the parents of Polly Klaas.

This happened shortly after a Jake was dragged and killed by a guy who stole his mother's car. The public was ready for action.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/09/04 09:13 AM

If you have a web site and would like to add the
Amber Alert ticker (or you know of a site that might)...

Get the code here:[/b]
http://codeamber.org/ticker_code.html

For those who may not be familiar with the
Amber Alert:

The Origin of the Amber Plan[/b]
The AMBER Plan was created in 1996 as a powerful legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, a bright little girl who was kidnapped and brutally murdered while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas. The tragedy shocked and outraged the entire community. Residents contacted radio stations in the Dallas area and suggested they broadcast special “alerts” over the airwaves so that they could help prevent such incidents in the future.

In response to the community’s concern for the safety of local children, the Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Radio Managers teamed up with local law-enforcement agencies in northern Texas and developed this innovative early warning system to help find abducted children. Statistics show that, when abducted, a child’s greatest enemy is time.

In April, 2003, President Bush signed the Amber Alert legislation making it a national program. A full year has passed since the Amber Alert law was enacted. While the Amber Alert system is now mandated across the country, some states are still trying to implement the procedures necessary in bringing the alerts to the public. Hampered by outdated Emergency Broadcast guidelines and different activation criteria in each state, the system needs a fair amount of fine-tuning to be optimally effective. Code Amber is on the cutting edge with the technology helping to make that a reality.

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We now have the Amber Alerts running at the bottom of the Forums pages. It automatically updates itself if their is a new alert.

Please check it at least once a day.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/09/04 02:08 PM

boy - I was a font of disinformation ..sorry
Posted by: RKVS1

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/10/04 12:19 AM

Just a bit more information for Danor, about the word "amber".

As well as being used for a person's name, "amber" is used to describe a yellow/orange color that is used in traffic lights ... green (Go), red (Stop), and amber (Caution). Amber is the name used for the translucent yellow/orange rock produced as tree sap petrifies. (This mineral amber played an important role in the Spielberg movie "Jurrasic Park" ... won't go into more detail here. )

So the phrase "Amber Alert" has a double meaning, which makes it stick out in peoples' minds.

Bob
Posted by: TomtheTuner

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/10/04 05:57 PM

Danor,

Las alarmas del ámbar son las alarmas ponen inmediatamente en señales de carretera siempre que alguien ha sido secuestrado o ha sido raptado. Ellos ususally incluye información como el modelo de coche, como los números de la licencia o como algo disponible que ayudaría a automovilistas reconocen un vehículo particular. Si alguien ve el vehículo en cuestión, ellos pueden notificar inmediatamente a policía y ellos rápidamente los pueden prender.

Se llama una alarma del Ambar a causa de un caso de un secuestro de un niño denominó el "Ambar" que si la memoria sirve mí no era uno de los afortunados.

¡Es una idea muy buena y ha salvado definitivamente vive!

El ámbar era del área del Ciudad de Kansas.. al jugar en la calle, ella fue asida por un maleante, tomado a un área aislada por el río, brutalmente violado y entonces matado. Ella era 11.

Creo a su madre, con los donativos ella recibió el conjunto arriba la alarma del ámbar aquí, así que automovilistas podrían espiar la etiqueta de la licencia. ella trabajó en conjunción con fondos de los padres de Klaas Asta.

Esto sucedió a poco de que un Jake se arrastró y fue matado por un tipo que robó su coche de madre. El público estaba listo para la acción.

Posted by: Dwain Lee

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/10/04 06:00 PM

You're right, Bob, that color on traffic signals probably is more accurately considered "amber," although we simple folk have always just called it "yellow." ;\)
Posted by: RKVS1

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/10/04 08:21 PM

I usually call it the "yellow" light too, Dwain, i.e. nobody riding in my car ever hears an adrenalinized voice screaming "Hang on, folks, we're running the amber![/b]".

I just didn't want to go into too much more detail for fear of getting the monthly "Firm grasp of the obvious" award.

Bob
Posted by: Dwain Lee

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/11/04 05:15 AM

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Posted by: Blondie

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/13/04 05:11 PM

I'm new here today (but have lurked for awhile). This amber alert system is useful (Wish it were international). And I see this Texas alert is now cancelled. Perhaps someone can address this: When an alert is cancelled is there ever a explanation given for its cancellation, e.g. "This girl is now home with her parents?" I'm curious.
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/14/04 07:14 AM

Blondie,

If you click the cancelled alert, you will
sometimes see details posted as to why.

Note:
There is a new Amber Alert right now (09/14), for
Southern California.
Posted by: RKVS1

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/17/04 05:56 AM

The amber alert for the 5 year old Topeka girl kidnapped by her father Wednesday ended less than half a day after it was issued when the car was spotted by a trucker in SE Wyoming and the girl was safely recovered.

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That was the good news. The sad news was that both her parents are now dead, the mother killed by the father and the father suiciding later. What powerful scars this will leave on her.

Bob
Posted by: RealPlayer

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 09/19/04 07:54 PM

These Amber Alert postings are a great idea. Thanks, Frank. The recent New York story, in the other thread, has been on the local news.

Although some of these child kidnappings are vengeful strikes by one partner against another, I just cannot get my brain around the wackos who use children for their sexual gratification and then, sometimes, kill them. I have not even the BEGINNING of a way to understand this, not to say that it's understandable.

Maybe I should google that question to find out how psychiatrists explain that behavior.
Posted by: DW_mod

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 10/16/04 08:25 AM

Quoted:...Although some of these child kidnappings are vengeful strikes by one partner against another, I just cannot get my brain around the wackos who use children for their sexual gratification and then, sometimes, kill them. I have not even the BEGINNING of a way to understand this, not to say that it's understandable....

Oh My! Very dreadful indeed! Evil!
Posted by: mikhailoh

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 02/13/05 06:08 AM

We have the Amber alert system.. it was flashing on our freeway traffic control system boards yesterday afternoon, but the 511 number and the 530 am station they referred to were both out of service!

It turns out we were a block away when this 5 year old boy was thrown into the trunk of a car and taken.. felt sad that we could not help.
Posted by: Teng, M

Re: Amber Alerts - Please Read! - 04/04/05 08:39 AM

Oh dear... I hope that boy is gonna be alright and nobody gets hurt in such an unpleasant situation.
I can't even imagine how it feels like to lose your precious child... I don't even want to think about it.
This Amber Alert thing is really a great idea, and is a good example of how modern technology should be put to beneficial use.
Though the origin of the Amber Alert is really saddening. Poor girl, poor parents. \:\(