If you Google Mitrice Richardson, you’ll find headlines such as: Mitrice Richardson Just another missing black woman. Ouch, not a headline you want to read. I know that caught my attention, and I am a bit bothered by the story.
So here’s the story that has everyone talking about today:
Mitrice Richardson a young 24 year old California girl that went missing after being released from jail last Friday.
“Richardson was taken by deputies to the Malibu/Lost Hills station and booked on suspicion of not paying for the meal and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore told the Los Angeles Times.” (Malibu Times) She was later released at around 1:25am by herself with no form of transportation.
I am bothered by this because supposedly the cops knew that she didn’t have any money and was under the influence of something, why let her go at 1:25am. Also, why didn’t the cops allow her to call home so they can come pick her up after she was released.
On her Myspace page you can see she hasn’t logged on since September 16, 2009, and also has comments of friends and family hoping for her safe return.
Anyways, the reason for this post is in hopes to help this family find their missing daughter, I know many people go missing day after day and as much as I would want to blog about every single missing person, it is at times very hard, to say the least. This story touched me in two ways:
- Mitrice Richardson could’ve been me, you, your sister, your friend, anyone of us. If this were to happen to me, I would hope that if the media isn’t talking about it, BLOGGERS, and other social media people would help with the search.
- and the fact that she has my last name. She could be a long lost cousin or something. :-)
Anyways, please help this family find their missing daughter. I am sure she’s fine, and she’ll find her way home. Everyone is praying and God is definitively listening.
Police urge anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at 213.485.5381, or 877.LAPD.24.7 after business hours or on weekends (Malibu Times)