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The ECHO: Day 2 (Pg 15)



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Image 1 - Caption: Dean Fitz. Son, whereabouts unknown.

A man in a t-shirt, hoodie and beanie cap speaks to the journalist:

"It's not like when we were kids. Before resettlement, before the camps...People didn't just disappear! Now people disappear all the time. Guys get taken in for a traffic violation and no one ever sees them again. it's just not right.

They've got that military parole now. Makes me wonder how many of these people are arrested just so they have enough soldiers for the front lines."


Image 2 - Caption: Remy Latimer. Daughter in custody.

A man in a button down shirt with a close-cropped crew cut tells his story:

"My daughter called me at work and told me the hallways were full of smoke. I didn't understand. I told her to get out of the building.

She said 'Daddy, we're on lockdown. Someone is shooting.'

My whole world stopped. I thought I'd never see her again. She made it out ok - but now they've taken her, and for what? "


Image 3 - Caption: NAHS Graduate. Brother missing.

A long haired young woman in overalls and a t-shirt points to her cell phone as she speaks to the journalist:

"My brother posted this pic at 2:07. You can see a girl's body on the floor. There's blood all over. He said DSF did this...

Nobody has seen or heard from him since. Bad things happen in juvie to kids who rat out cops. Especially poor kids like us."

Image 4 - Caption: Mary + Esther Gordon. Son, whereabouts unknown.

Two middle-aged women with wavy hair stand together holding photos of children. Mary, on the left, speaks first:

"What they're doing is criminal! We're talking about kids! You can't just throw them all in jail!! We thought, at the very least, they should e forced to look at the faces of their victims - So we brought the biggest photo of our boy we could find. We stopped and picked up photos of our neighbors' kis. They were both arrested."

Esther continues:

"We're up to over 150 now. People just keep bringing them. Some people can't stay. They have work or other kids at home. We tell them to leave their pictures with us. We'll make sure their kids are seen. We're all in this together.


ARTICLE: 460,000 KIDS GO MISSING IN THE US EVERY YEAR

according to the latest data put out by Human Rights Watch. At the time of publication, here are an estimated 1500 children who have disappeared from border migrant camps. Due to new privacy laws put in place in the name of reform, it is impossible to know how many children have been lost in our juvenile justice system.


More info at: https://globalmissingkids.org


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