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Old 07-06-2011, 04:46 PM
 
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Although I'm not sure I agree with the 1-hour time limit, I believe this situation with a mother not reporting a missing child for 31 days should be a felony and should never happen again. I believe this is a good place to begin.

What the petition says:

"This petition proposes to make it a felony, under the law, when in care of a parent, grandparent, relative, family friend, caregiver:

1. Failure to report a child's death within an one (1 ) hour time period.

2. Failure to report a child's disappearance within a specified amount of time 24 hours or less depending on the circumstances surrounding the disappearance."

Last edited by Green Irish Eyes; 07-08-2011 at 10:23 AM.. Reason: Links to petitions are NOT allowed
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Thank you for the link. I signed it, and posted it to my facebook page, with the request that others post the link to their own Facebook page. I also sent it out on Twitter.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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Excellent. Thank you.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Chambersburg PA
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Yeah, cos we need more empty legislation...the country isn't broke enough
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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I signed too and posted it to Facebook. Thanks
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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What makes me sad is that a law like this is so important. There are other kids that are "missing" that parents don't report gone.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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What makes me sad is that a law like this is so important. There are other kids that are "missing" that parents don't report gone.

My question is not intended to sound flip or sarcastic so please do not take it that way. I'm just curious.

If there are children missing that parents don't report as missing, how do we know they are missing?
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Its pretty sad that a law has to be created to force parents to report that their own child is dead or missing...HMM
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:40 AM
 
Location: FL
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I don't think they should stop with just that law. I don't think the accused should be able to make money pre-trial if they are a suspect in a high profile case like CA's. Let's face it, if CA goes to trial with a public defender and not lawyers paid for by news agencies the outcome would have been different.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:07 AM
 
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Originally Posted by C2ShiningC View Post
Although I'm not sure I agree with the 1-hour time limit, I believe this situation with a mother not reporting a missing child for 31 days should be a felony and should never happen again. I believe this is a good place to begin.

What the petition says:

"This petition proposes to make it a felony, under the law, when in care of a parent, grandparent, relative, family friend, caregiver:

1. Failure to report a child's death within an one (1 ) hour time period.

2. Failure to report a child's disappearance within a specified amount of time 24 hours or less depending on the circumstances surrounding the disappearance."
Edit, whoops, little early in the morning, need to wake up and read clearly before I type something out.

I would like to know what are the punishments for not reporting before I sign anything.

Last edited by Green Irish Eyes; 07-08-2011 at 10:24 AM.. Reason: Edited quoted text
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