There has been a large number of African American and Hispanic girls going missing in Washington D.C with more than 10 of those cases accruing in the past week alone. The mayor of D.C Muriel Bowser has stated that “there has not been a surge of missing children” however the police department has been using social media to spread the word and raise awareness. There has been a hashtag started (#MissingDCGirls) to help bring awareness to the ever growing situation, for some reason most African American and Hispanic girls that go missing are filed as runaways so their cases do not receive Amber Alerts or media coverage, D.C currently has 38 open missing children cases. There was a meeting held this past Wednesday at Excel Academy Public Charter School with people begging for answers, it is suspected that the missing cases may be linked to human trafficking or even organ harvesting, the Hip-Hop community spoke out using various memes and posts via social media.
We are all waiting and praying for a positive turn out if not some answers at the least, one thing is for sure something must be done.
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