No one wants to see a child go missing. I certainly don’t. And if one does, I would like to be able to help. And I can’t help if I don’t know about it.
The system of sending out alerts via cell phone is sure going to let a lot of people know, so they are a good thing, right?
NO! They are NOT a good thing. At least not the way things work at this time. I have put up with this annoyance for as long as I can.
Annoyance? Knowing about an Amber Alert, something that can save a child’s life is an… annoyance?
Yes, it is. At least when the alert is for a child that goes missing at a location 3 to 9 HOURS drive away from my location! If I got alerts more local, say even up to two hours drive away, and particularly within a hour’s drive, I would continue to receive them. Unfortunately, of the last FIFTEEN alerts, ALL have been a MINIMUM of three hours away from me. TWO were NINE hours away in a DIFFERENT STATE!
My patience has been exhausted. Amber Alerts are the modern day equivalent of car alarms. Great idea, but so abused they are just ignored.
Either quit the notifications or do a better job of localizing their broadcast.