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10/20/05

Missing Children - More Smoke and Mirrors

You know, we search daily for new technologies and techniques to use in finding missing children. We work hard at finding REAL solutions. The we have other organizations that simply come up with stuff that is just PR and BS. I'm sorry, there is just no other way to put it. It is very frustrating.

We have proven that having a search team that goes out to help find missing children works. That actually being there to help is what works. We have found enough missing and abducted children to prove it. We have proven that coordinating volunteers from the community works. We have proven that businesses will provide resources like helicopters and communications to help us find missing children.

With Child ID Kits, we have studied what happens when a child is first reported missing or abducted and have met with detectives to come up with a list of types of information they need right away to help them search for and find a LIVE child. We offer that kit free of charge on our website. Click here to get one.

Actually BEING THERE when a child is missing and having information that will help find the child safe and sound is the key to finding missing children. That simple. There is no substitute to actually being there to help. You can't find missing children while sitting in your office or living room. You can't do it with fancy gadgets and clever marketing schemes.

Fingerprints: No child we know of has EVER been found or even positively identified by the child's fingerprints. Think about it logically. You show up to help me find my missing child. I say, "It's ok, here is their fingerprints, go find them." Where do you start? So those little id cards with a fingerprint on the back and a tiny photo on the front are totally worthless in the search for a missing child. You cannot even blow up the little photo into a flyer size picture. If I have 100 volunteers waiting to search for your child, what are they going to do? Take turns holding the ID Card?

DNA: See the above paragraph. Unless you are a Witch or a Warlock or a Psychic, you can't find someone's missing child with a lock of their hair. DNA is for identifying DEAD CHILDREN. Enough said.

And now, the latest revolutionary method of finding missing and abducted children has arrived! See part of news story below;

Iris detection approved to locate missing children: The Children's Identification and Location Database (CHILD) Project is a secure nationwide network and registry using iris recognition biometric technology, the quickest and most accurate identification technology available. "This is the 21st century version of fingerprinting," Bellotti said. "Having a system like this at our disposal will allow us to quickly and positively identify missing children."

OH! Problem solved! I can go find a new job now. All the detective has to do if your child is missing is walk around with EYEPRINTS and they can find your missing or abducted child! What a concept!

Again, let me repeat. This type of technology, iris recognition, fingerprints, dna, is for identifying the remains of dead children. The only other possible use is if they are fairly certain they have already found the missing child thats been missing a long time, certain enough to get a court order. Then they can take that child's fingerprints, dna, or retina scan and match it to the one of the missing child. That is of course dependant on the missing child's parent have that data to go on. DNA can be obtained from the mother of the missing child and will be an exact match to the child's DNA. A retina scan cannot, therefore even in the remotest instance that ANY of this is useful, it's DNA.

But these organizations make deals with the companies that promote these products and in return for recognition and financial support put out false information to the public they know doesn't understand the problem anyway. They know the project won't actaully help solve the problem, but they get to give the impression they are finding missing children when they have never physically been on a search for a missing child. Their systems haven't been the deciding factor in a missing child's recovery either. "Anytime they are remotely involved, like putting the child's picture on a website, They claim they helped recover the missing child."

What have we learned?

YOU CANNOT FIND MISSING AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN FROM A DISTANCE!

FINGERPRINTS, DNA, RETINA IMPRESSIONS OR IRIS SCANS, ARE ALL FOR IDENTIFYING DEAD CHILDREN. ONLY DNA IS EVEN REMOTELY USEFUL IN IDENTIFYING A LIVE CHILD AND THEY CAN GET THAT FROM THE MOTHER AT THE TIME THE CHILD TURNS UP MISSING!

ONLY ACTUAL INVOLVEMENT, BEING THERE, AND THE PARENTS HAVING PERTINENT INFORMATION AND PHOTOS OF THE CHILD READY FOR THE POLICE AND OTHER SEARCHERS, WORKS TO FIND MISSING AND ABDUCTED CHILDREN ALIVE.

As for me, I guess I'll just have to keep finding them one at a time until someone realizes these points and puts up the funding to really find missing and abducted children without all the hype.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Mojotek said...

Great points. Its actually kind of sick that organizations and companies probably profit because they give parents the impression that their 'technologies' will help find their child alive if they are abducted.

10:07 AM  

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