In a previous post, residents of MAYVILLE, Wis. expressed their displeasure with an early morning wake up call concerning a possible missing child. However, it hasn’t deterred Congress from trying to expand the use of these systems.
Ironically, while this technology has proven successful in locating missing children, Congress remains opposed to other technologies such as digital billboards.
This week, Congressman Ron Klein joined with Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) to introduce legislation to bring missing children home safely. The bill, the A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center Act, fills a critical void in time when authorities search for a missing child, senior citizen or adult with disabilities.
The legislation builds on the work of a South Florida non-profit, A Child Is Missing, which utilizes the latest technology to place thousands of immediate, emergency phone calls after a disappearance. By acting in the first critical minutes after a child is abducted, lost or runs away, this program has brought hundreds of children home safely.
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