Hold Milwaukee Police accountable for sex trafficking ring

Hold Milwaukee Police accountable for sex trafficking ring

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Layla T started this petition to Milwaukee Police Department

http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/syndicated/unheard-black-voices-milwaukees-sex-trafficking-problem-is-another-area-of-police-neglect/

Late June 2020, 2 Black girls, ages 13 and 15 went missing. The police didn’t issue and Amber Alert because it “had not been considered critical missing and did not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert.” The mother of one of the girls tracked her daughters phone to one of the house. She shared it with authorities but they did nothing.

Residents took matters into their own hands in efforts to find the girls themselves. The only coverage from the news displayed the police as victims of violence from civil unrest. However, local residents and activists on Facebook say otherwise with videos and live-streams. In reality, residents did the cops’ job for them while the police sat around and harassed them. They did find the girls fortunately however, they should’ve taken more action towards finding the girls rather than harassing the people doing their job for them. 

Although the girls were found, this petition was made to acknowledge the police could’ve done better and did the bare minimum in finding these girls.

These girls aren’t the only ones who went missing and no action was taken.

“The first write up about the story to appear online came from the local ABC station. That article was only 18 sentences long and repeated nearly verbatim what the police had said.

For the 20 or more Black children, they got less than a sentence each for their stories. Their names and families will be plastered all over local news forever, and yet not a single breath was given to the people behind the trafficking operation. Out of respect for the little Black girls whose lives will be forever changed by this ordeal in numerous ways, I refuse to print their names to make them part of the spectacle.“ (From the link at the top) 

The fact that this happened in the first place is disgusting and the lack of action and compassion shown from Milwaukee Police only shows that we need to defund the police and legitimately train them better. The Milwaukee Police Department’s  motto is “Be a Force” but the only force they’ve shown is against the people they’ve sworn to protect. 

These are children. Sign this petition because any of these kids could’ve been your child. Could’ve been your baby sister, brother, cousin, etc. Or to my Gen Z people reading, this could’ve been you. No justice no peace. Thank you.

 

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