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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Missing Non-White Woman

(from Richard Cranium on dKos)

Latoyia Figueroa is still missing after 8 days. And as tragic as the Natalee Holloway case might be, Natalee doesn't have a seven year old child wondering where she is, nor was Natalee (to the best of our knowledge) 5 months pregnant.

Here's an overview of the important details in this "missing woman" case:

  1. Latoyia (we should only use her first name) is not white.
  2. She does not have blonde hair.
  3. She was not scheduled to get married last weekend.
  4. She's from West Philadelphia.
  5. There may actually be a lead or two in her case.
  6. HER UNBORN BABY, HER UNBORN BABY, HER UNBORN BABY.
  7. To the best of our knowledge, no one from Texas has yet offered to bring in cadaver dogs to search for Latoyia, nor have forensic dive teams volunteered to scour the Schuylkill or Delaware rivers.
  8. Also to the best of our knowledge, the FBI hasn't been requested to participate in the investigation (even though Philly actually is in the US of A), nor have any DNA samples been rushed to Washington, DC.
  9. HER UNBORN BABY, HER UNBORN BABY, HER UNBORN BABY.
Oh, and did I mention that Black folks are still being butchered by the bushel in Darfur?

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Posted by Anonymous stand strong @ Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:27:00 PM #
 

CNN front pages Latoyia Figueroa!
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/7/27/133642/801
by diana04

This just appeared on CNN.com top stories:

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/07/27/Philadelphia.missing/index.html

After reading Richard Cranium's powerful diary last night, I shot off an email to CNN's News Tips division. I suspect many other Kossacks sent them feedback also. Well, looks like we've finally gotten through!

I simply sent CNN a single sentence about an important story they should cover, and the link to the Daily Kos diary.

I added a PS that said: "Are any journalists in your newsroom getting queasy at the fact that hours, weeks, and months are devoted to a handful of pretty, white, upper-middle class girls who go missing?"

Posted by Blogger Renee in Ohio @ Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:38:00 AM #
 

If Laci was relevant-so is Latoyia. Shame on the media for not carrying the story until now and still treating it as an afterthought! I'm in PA about 2 hrs from philly and my local news did a 20 second blur then went right on to the Natalee Holloway story for atlease a minute and they seemed so torn up over it. Her case is sad and relevant as well but not more so and it shouldn't be treated as such.

Posted by Blogger Julia @ Friday, July 29, 2005 12:33:00 PM #
 
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