9/15/05 Media Challenge
Google news search results for Taylor: http://news.google.com/news?q=Taylor%20Behl%20&hl=en&lr=&sa=N&tab=wn
While we may not be able to have much effect on what the national media does, perhaps we can challenge our local media to be responsible and help families right there in their own communities. Some of these missing persons have never had one single story in a newspaper or on TV to help create awareness for them and hopefully bring them home. Is it fair to only show one missing person over and over again when there are thousands upon thousands, most of those cases unknown to the typical citizen?
Please do not misunderstand my intentions. I am not saying that this young woman should not get media attention. I sincerely hope that she is found safe and sound soon, so that the nightmare for her family can end.
I am saying that it is not right that only one is featured.
All of those local media outlets can surely cut 15 seconds from that story to show one or more persons missing in their own area. They could also display their name, photo, and police contact information in the corner of the screen while the regular story is shown. "Also Missing" could be shown above their name. What a difference it could make for the other families if they could get this assistance!
I am asking for your help in our Media Challenge. The link at the end of this post will provide you with detailed instructions on how to help us help the forgotten missing.
These children are missing from the same area as Taylor, but I cannot find any news stories about their disappearances.
Update: Ingrid is the only one of the 3 below who is still missing. Sadly, Taylor was found deceased.
INGRID LOPEZ, Missing: Mar 25, 2005 Age Now: 16
HILDA PAZ, Missing: May 19, 2005 Age Now: 18 Missing From: MANASSAS,VA
LATASHA CARTER, Missing: Dec 2, 2004 Age Now: 17 Missing From: RICHMOND,VA
My guess is that you've never heard about any of these girls.
For more details and instructions on helping with the Media Challenge, please see http://www.truckingboards.com/trucking/upload/showthread.php?t=268
Let's do our part for all missing people.
I'll say goodnight to you and then a special prayer for all four young women.