Why we don’t want to be fooled again: ‘Moms Demand Action’ says it’s all about transparency
The mothers of four who disappeared from their homes last week, and whose whereabouts have not been released, have been missing for nearly two months, and have been receiving death threats.
The moms’ families are now calling on the federal government to release their missing persons reports, a request the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said they will not make until all of the missing children are located.
The family also said that they have received no updates from law enforcement since the women disappeared.
“We have received a letter from the FBI saying that they are actively working to locate the missing individuals.
This is a sad state of affairs,” the family said in a statement posted on their website, Moms Demand Actions.
“If they can find their missing children, they should immediately be released.
But the FBI has failed to provide the families with any information, let alone any proof that the missing mothers have been located.”
The FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A spokesperson for the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NMUS), which tracks missing persons across the country, said in an email to Newsweek that the agency has been in contact with the families and that it has been “working closely with the local law enforcement agencies to locate missing persons.”
Moms demand action said in the statement that the family’s families have asked for the FBI to release the names of all missing women who have been reported missing in the U.S. since February and to also release the name of every missing person in New York State who has not yet been identified.
“The FBI should also provide a timeline of when the mothers and their children were last reported missing, so that the families can determine if their loved ones have been identified,” the group said.
“It is time for the government to start protecting our loved ones, and to do it in a way that is fair and just for all parties involved.”
Meds Demand Action’s statement comes just a day after the National Academy of Sciences issued a report on child sex trafficking and the lack of cooperation of law enforcement in the case.
The report found that child sex traffickers target women, young girls, and people of color because they are perceived as “easy targets.”
It also found that law enforcement officials did not follow protocols for investigating child sex crimes, and that many of those involved in child sex abuse were convicted and released.
Meds also urged the U