By Yvette Tello
Every day there is a post about a child missing. We hear about the ones that are found. What about the disap- peared? There are nearly 40 children from San Antonio who are currently reported missing, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. A few weeks ago, there was a post about police being notified about attempted abduction that SAPD said was a false post. I have a friend who told me it almost happened to her daughter in that area. Someone commented to me that the city downplays this because it would hurt tour- ism and would cost the city a lot of money if we highlighted that this is a real problem here in San Antonio. Do you believe this is something that the media should be covering more than it is? Do you think this is being downplayed? Do you think this is just something that is being made a bigger deal than what it re- ally is? Let’s talk about it…

Sandra Luna Perez:
“ I believe the media needs to stay on top of all these missing children and parents need to be more aware of their surroundings. I’ve seen in department stores where parents are looking through a clothes rack and the kids are just roaming around do- ing whatever where other adults can come and just take them. It takes seconds to take a child and the outcome sometimes is devastating.”

Mary Svetlik Watkins:
“San Antonio and Denton County have some of the highest numbers of missing children and are hubs of hu- man trafficking because they are easy in and out areas.”

Mike Miller:
“Heck yeah, the media should be all over it. I said it before and I say it again. U.S. is the most trafficked in the world. I-35 as I understand is the corridor. Media is about the political parties not info. It’s called corruption. Its rampant in this country. Left and right. We the people are the only ones looking out for we the people.”

Rick Carter:
“This is a very serious prob- lem and there needs to be a plan of action protecting all children and especially teenage and young adult ladies. Watch out for people starting a conversation out of the blue, don’t accept things from people outside of stores, flyers and fentanyl on our car door handles and windshield flyers.. Prepare with sharp objects when you feel compromised… BE AWARE ! No headphones and distractions.. #StopHumanTrafficing”

Joann Carter:
“Parents have to live not knowing what happened to their children. There should be more coverage on things like this.”

“I’m sure most of these kids are runaways…”

Damon Alexander III:
“Its very uncomfortable living in such an evil world.”