On September 25, 2009 I posted a blog post about a young 25 year old girl from California, who was reported missing after being released from jail at 1:45am for not paying a tab at a restaurant. Ever since last September, the parents, sibling and friends of Mitrice Richardson have been searching for her endlessly, until this week…when authorities confirmed that the remains they found at Malibu Canyon could be Mitrice.
When I posted the story last year and read about it on news sites such as LA Times, CNN, etc… I was very disturbed by some of the comments people left in regard to the story. As human beings I think we have forgotten about being humane, it seems like nowadays, people say and do whatever they want and please and not care about it. I’ve read things like, not my problem, who cares, don’t blame the cops for her parent’s raising a child that steals… and many more ridiculous comments that make you wonder, wow are we really that selfish?! It is SAD!!! I’ve also notice that we (human beings) love to entertain crap, such as this JetBlue guy story, internet celeb overnight, and still going, but when it comes to searching for a missing child or helping in the search of a missing child, nobody cares…
Anyways, today, even after finding out that this poor girl was found dead, the story on LA Times was just RIDICULOUS! Highly disappointed in their “choice” of words, this paragraph in particular rubbed me the wrong way:
And at a time when law enforcement agencies and the media have been accused of devoting less attention to minorities who go missing than to pretty white women who disappear, Richardson — a black woman who was a strikingly attractive former beauty pageant contestant — got extraordinary attention, becoming a high-profile enough case to make the cover of People magazine last fall along with several other missing people. LA TIMES
Hmm… I don’t think that’s what she wanted!
I just think this story is sad! I am sorry the parents weren’t able to get to her sooner. I’m really curious to know how she died. All they said was that her remains were found in a Malibu Canyon ravine, did she fall? was she attacked?! So many questions, not enough answers…
I am outraged about this story and I do hope they find the people responsible for this girl’s disappearance and death. At this point it sounds like there’s much more to the story. I commend the family for suing the police department, this isn’t about money, and even if it is, they have a right to get money for all the pain and suffering.
It ain’t over til it’s over!
RIP Mitrice Richardson!