Late last night Ontario residents were notified by an alarming Amber Alert notification on their phones regarding a little girl who was supposed to be dropped off to her moms after a visit to her dads on her birthday but never returned on time. You can read more about it on Twitter.
The sound of these alerts is loud and jolting; it did make me jump. I hate amber alerts but not for the same reasons as seemingly a LOT of people in the province I call home.
Grown adults had the audacity to actually call the police and 9-1-1, wasting emergency services so that they could bitch about the amber alert waking them up from their precious beauty sleep. Wow. Just unbelievable; Can we say “privileged much”?
I was disgusted this morning to read about these complaints. The police actually had to address it, that’s how bad it was. If you were one of the lowlifes who complained, let me ask you this:
If it was YOUR child who went missing, wouldn’t you not care who you woke up for a chance you might find them and be able to see them again? I think not. I know I wouldn’t. Your precious 5 minutes lost was NOTHING compared to what the family of this little girl is going through. Think about it! Also, these amber alerts are sent out in the region and surrounding areas because it can take as little as 30 minutes for an assailant to travel and possibly disappear.
The amber alert worked. Police were able to capture the little girls father but it was too late. You lost FIVE MINUTES of sleep (or whatever) but these people, they lost their little girl. I honestly hope you all feel terrible about that but I know you probably don’t. Egotistical selfishness is at a disgusting high these days. Shame on you.
I hate these alerts not because they disturb me in any way. Sure, the loud sound made me jump like I said, but I hate them because a child is missing and any child missing is a scary thing.
I have three kids of my own and the thought of losing them is something I just can’t fathom but the reality is it can happen to anybody at any time. You don’t know for sure, nobody does.
These alerts are in place to save lives and serve justice.
Don’t want to be disturbed while you sleep? There’s a setting for that so no need to be so heartless. 💔
Our condolences to the family. 💔