Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Teen Finds 5 Year Old Abducted Girl

These are the type of news stories I prefer to hear especially amidst the heightened emotions surrounding the not guilty verdict of the Trayvon Martin case. The media is flooded with images of people of color rioting and committing various crimes because of the verdict which further perpetuates the negative images of people of color.

Black people need to stop and think for a moment. There are some people in this country whose only knowledge of people of color comes from images portrayed in the media and entertainment. Brief hellos in the workplace are the only real interactions they have with people of different walks of life. It's human nature to fear what's different, and when these people see the rioting, looting, and senseless acts of violence on random people done by people of color, it all only solidifies the negative images that are already formed in their minds.

Hopefully, after reading this news story will shatter a few of the stereotypes and negative images of black people embedded in some people's minds.

[Manheim Township police said Thursday night that two teenage boys who were on bicycles and helping to look for the girl spotted a maroon or burgundy sedan on Betz Farm Drive around 6:50 p.m. The vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet, had round tail lights and was driven by a man of unknown race, aged 50 to 70, according to police.

The boys saw a young girl inside the vehicle who matched the description of Rojas, so they began following the car, authorities said. The vehicle stopped in the 1700 block of Betz Farm Drive and the girl got out. Police said the man drove off as search crews arrived in the area.

Lancaster Township fire Chief Ron Comfort said the girl was OK, but was "scared and looking for her mom." She was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Manheim Township police Lt. Robert Baldwin said Thursday night she had no obvious injuries.]source:

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