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Old 10-19-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Default Missing Glendale girl not getting national attention

Police eye new leads in missing Glendale girl - CBS 5 - KPHO

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Old 10-20-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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Any thoughts on the missing Jhessye Shockley ?


Police eye new leads in missing Glendale girl - CBS 5 - KPHO
Why isn't Nancy Grace or Jane V. Mitchell covering this story? They are all over the missing baby story near K.C.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,AZ
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Why isn't Nancy Grace or Jane V. Mitchell covering this story? They are all over the missing baby story near K.C.
I heard on the news last night that someone approached the Nancy Grace Show about this missing little girl.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Why isn't Nancy Grace or Jane V. Mitchell covering this story? They are all over the missing baby story near K.C.
Isn't it obvious?
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:58 PM
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Location: East Central Phoenix
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Default Missing Glendale girl not getting national attention

Grandmother of missing Glendale girl pleads for attention

The fact that a little girl is missing and hasn't been located is upsetting enough. Now, the grandmother is upset that this case hasn't received the national attention which other similar cases have gotten. She believes it is racially motivated.

I can certainly understand why the grandmother is upset, and I also have wondered why the child's disappearance hasn't been nationally televised. At the same time, I think it's jumping the gun to claim racism has anything to do with this.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:12 AM
 
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Unfortunately there are so many missing children, one hardly makes a dent. Plus, her parents past; conviction of child abuse and her father is a registered sex offender doesn't engender much sympathy. Yes, the child is innocent but this case reeks.
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: South Tempe, AZ
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I think cases like this happen everywhere, with children of all races. They don't make national news-- if they did, we'd hear about the other ones. Add that to the questions about the mother, (even though the police say she is not a suspect) and I don't think playing the race card makes sense here.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:55 AM
 
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The kid is so cute--hope they find her safe and sound.
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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Isn't it obvious?
I didn't want to play that card.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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The little girl is adorable and I wish with every fiber of my being that she will be found safe. Regarding the grandmother's plea -- it was on CNN's HLN network that I first heard about this, so it wasn't unreported nationally. HLN is, however, the main network that puts a spotlight on missing children and the main focus of its attention this month -- for better or worse -- is the Michael Jackson-related trial. If anything is responsible for this crime being given the short-shrift, that it is.

And myrevenge is correct. The news outlets have a formula for deciding which of these stories to give attention to. The fact that the child's father has a sex offender background is what is keeping this story out of the limelight much more than her race. The stations pursue stories that could conceivably have dramatic, hopefully happy, endings or ones that have unusual features. The child of a known sex offender going missing is not something that gives them the hook they want.

Off the top of my head, I can think of six stories Nancy Grace covered extensively this past year featuring African-Americans -- two young boys both unsolved, one college student eventually found dead, a young girl in Chicago found alive, a mother who drown two of her children, and another odd case of abuse where a mother was using her child to abet crimes. So in spite of the fact that people think NG is interested only in blonde coeds is, to my mind, wrong.

It's not any kind of prejudice against Arizona either. Jane Velez-Mitchell and/or Nancy Grace have covered the boy missing from a tent in an Arizona park, the toddler alleged to have been sold by his mother at an airport, a horrific child abuse murder in a Phoenix suburb, among others.

It's a blot on our society that there are so many of these tragedies.
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