Muttergrumble, etc.

Yeah, so I was writing up the Runaway Of The Day and discovered that she is quite active on social media; her Facebook page, for example, says she was at a KFC in Niagara Falls (on the Canadian side) yesterday, and she was complaining about the wait there. So I called the NCMEC hotline to tell them this (they’re actually in my cell phone contacts), only to be told that the girl had been recovered ages ago.

Well, she’s still on their database, and I wasted some time writing up a casefile for a girl who’s not missing. At least I caught the error before POSTING said casefile.

And speaking of the NCMEC, what the heck’s up with Shimeaka Gibson? Her NCMEC poster mentions that she wears wigs but inexplicably fails to bring up the fact that she wears them because she’s completely bald, having lost her hair because of lupus. They don’t even have a “may be in need of medical attention” thing on her poster. I had to find out the baldness and lupus things from NamUs. But they’re awfully important details if you ask me. Baldness in a teenage girl is a major distinguishing characteristic, and lupus is a serious disease that can kill you.

Sigh.

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2 thoughts on “Muttergrumble, etc.

  1. terromangerro May 13, 2017 / 3:29 am

    I wonder how NCMEC is set up/staffed? Is it all volunteer, or all not volunteer, or a mix of both? It sounds like they don’t have enough personnel to keep up with the database as it relates to cases such as the one you mention here. I’d guess that if it’s a mainly volunteer organization, if they brought enough attention to their needs in places where they’re most likely to find interested parties (like here, Doe Network, etc), then they could find some volunteers to help keep the case files updated. Are you able to elaborate further on this?

    • Meaghan May 13, 2017 / 2:00 pm

      No, I believe its workers are all paid. It’s pretty well funded.

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