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Amber Alert

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:05 pm
by kittykins
Did everyone get the Amber Alert? It's too bad it was such a sad outcome. Apparently people in Manitoba got it also although they weren't supposed to. I'm just curious how far it went.

I know a lot of people upset at the late hour, but it was pretty important. Mind you here I am at least a 2 day drive from T.O. I guess he could have come here, but it was unlikely. My fear is that if they continue to send Alerts to everyone, even those out of area, people are just going to start ignoring them. It should be in the area where the suspect is likely to be and geographically realistic, imho.

Some people feel it invades their privacy. It does, but probably a necessary thing to happen and it also works to let us know about emergencies. How do others feel about it?

One thing I can't understand is why it took police 5 hours to declare it an Amber Alert. Perhaps she could have been saved if the public had been helping so much earlier. Now the police are saying they are disappointed in people's response, but they did make some questionable decisions re. when they let the public know.

Re: Amber Alert

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:38 pm
by kittykins
There's apparently a test of the system coming up soon.