Black Lawmakers Pressure FBI, DOJ To Help Find Missing D.C. Girls
Huffington Post - 11 months
Black legislators are urging the Department of Justice to help police find the children who have gone missing in Washington, D.C.
Of this year’s 501 cases of missing juveniles, many of them black or Hispanic girls, 22 cases were unsolved as of Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.
On Tuesday, Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton of the District of Columbia sent a letter, obtained by the AP, calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to “devote the resources necessary to determine whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.”
In the letter, Richmond also criticized the lack of attention the cases received.
“Ten children of color went missing in our nation’s capital in a period of two weeks and at first garnered very little media attention. That’s deeply disturbing,” he said.
Nearly 40 percent of children ...
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