Of the 501 cases, many of which involved young black or Latino citizens, the Metropolitan Police Department said this week that 22 remained unsolved. The news isn't covering any of this as urgently as they should. #Missing Person pic.twitter.com/1Kr T8TPe Qi — DC Police Department (@DCPolice Dept) March 24, 2017Though a widely shared Instagram post claiming 14 young women had disappeared in the D. area over a 24-hour period was ultimately found to be inaccurate, the correct numbers are still alarming. Shaniah Boyd, 14, and Chareah Payne, 17, were also reported as missing this week.
The apparent lack of media coverage surrounding these missing person cases has inspired the growing hashtag #Missing DCGirls on Twitter, with activists and concerned citizens alike calling for publications to shine a light on young women such as 16-year-old Angel Burl: Missing Person: Anjel Burl, 16, last seen 3/22 in 200 block of 43rd Rd., NE. Payne was later found and reported as being in "good health." An update on Boyd, however, has not been provided.
They framed her as uncomfortable with her cultural identity, while confusing that identity by adorning her with symbols from a country unconnected to her heritage (for example, Chinese lanterns placed on her head, a dragon painted on her chest)."We've just been posting them on social media more often," department spokesperson Rachel Reid explained.Acting Chief Peter Newsham claimed to this week that missing person reports were down for 2017. Police Youth and Family Services Commander, explained to Where are the amber alerts for #Missing DCGirls?as including the cold and calculating “Dragon Lady” (traits assigned to ambivalent April) and the submissive “China Doll” (docile Gina). ” Sheena was recruited by a casting director who saw her working as a stuntwoman for the movie .When we were first introduced to cycle 11’s Sheena Sakai, a half-Japanese, half-Korean go-go dancer with a large rack and an even bigger swagger, she announced, “I’m gonna show you, America. But as is often the case on reality television, producers revealed only those details that reinforced the frame they’d chosen for her character—the clichéd “Vixen/Sex Nymph.” Her stunt work wasn’t discussed on the show or mentioned on her CW bio.