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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Should police have called an Amber Alert for this girl?

Case is from Texas, where an 11-year-old girl reportedly ran off to Mexico with her alleged "boyfriend," a 23-year-old guy who plays soccer with her dad. The state, however, refused to issue an Amber Alert because she didn't go unwillingly and wasn't with a stranger.

Authorities say they want to make sure cases comply with the Amber Alert guidelines so that it doesn't get overused and become ineffective.


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