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    late for school. Amber jumps out of bed and slams her toe on the corner of her bedside table. Her face turns bright red with anger and frustration. Amber just woke up and is already having a terrible day. Amber walks downstairs to see her mother standing there with Sammy, her dog, on a leash waiting for a walk. She tries to tell her mom how late she is, but to no avail. They bicker back and forth for a while until Amber storms out of the house with Sammy. Amber is boiling mad. From the moment she woke up, Amber has been having a terrible day. Amber starts her usual walk around the block. Suddenly the man her mother has always told her not to talk to because he looks dangerous comes walking around the corner. He's an oddly tall man with a long scruffy beard and dirty clothes. He carries a…

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    Amber Alert Analysis

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    Amanda Gifford Critique Two: An empirical examination of AMBER Alert ‘successes’ Professor Levy June 9th, 2015 Amanda Gifford 6/9/15 Critique: An empirical examination of AMBER Alert ‘successes’ MAIN POINT The author is trying to accomplish to how successful the AMBER alert system is in contributing to the swift recovery of abducted children. The author discusses obstacles to the AMBER alert effectiveness such as the need for a quick response time and the need to make sure the police…

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    not the case; however, it should never be ruled out. Instead, Commander Dickson of the D.C. Metropolitan Police department claimed that the majority of missing children of color are typically runaways, which many people claim is the reason why these cases of missing children lack the sufficient effort and attention they deserve. Unfortunately, runaway children are regarded as less critical than those who are kidnapped. This offers a reason as to why they are usually not publically broadcasted…

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    In an Oklahoma City suburban area, police arrested a man in an 18 year old child abduction. On 1997, Kristen Hatfield, 8 years old at that time were abducted from her home. Her window was cracked open and her underwear were found in the backyard from then on they did not find Kristen. Last June, the case were revisited and the new investigator found out that some of the evidences were not tested and those evidences led to Kristen’s former neighbor, 56-year-old Anthony Joseph Palma. The…

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    A. Attention getter: Amber Hagerman’s Story B. Relevance: You know how occasionally we all receive these loud alerts on our phones that say AMBER Alert along with other information that well it’s because of Amber. AMBER has a double meaning is still an acronym. (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) C. Credibility statement: We all got the messages before multiple times, recently I just got one. I play a memorizing game, so whenever I get an AMBER Alert I memorize the plate numbers…

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    candidates. One of the most obvious cases of this in recent years came in 2007 when the popular YouTube channel BarelyPolitical debuted their Obama Girl character. The channel’s first viral hit, an original music video called “I Got a Crush on Obama,” comedically told the story of a woman who was attracted to the then presidential candidate not only because she found him to be good looking, but also because she agreed with his politics. Lyrics such as “You’re into border security/let’s break…

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    that they are relatable in the modern world. They use myth in order to add a layer of meaning and to provide insight into characters and even foreshadow certain events. It is clear that all of these authors were influenced by ancient sources, whether it is because they took Classics at University like Rowling, or they just had a flash of inspiration like Collins. The first chapter of this book will discuss the broader myths that influenced these authors. Collins was directly influenced by the…

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