Hailey’s Law provision passes the House!

Time for a Senate run!  Rep. Burlison’s Hailey’s Law provision has passed the Missouri House by voice vote UNCHALLENGED.  That’s ZERO no votes!

It now goes before a Senate committee and Rep Burlison must read it before the Senate.  It should pass the Senate as it is a very clean bill.  Then it’s on the the Governor.

Ladies and gentlemen, remember that it took a stone being thrown in a pond to cause the ripples that got the attention of lawmakers.  YOU helped bring this to life!  If we get enough lead on when it might get signed, we’ll post it.  It would be awesome to see the Governor sign it in front of Jeff and Stacey.

Initial Missouri House approval!

This morning we received word that the Missouri House of Representatives has given initial approval.

A big thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get action taken up to this point.  It took several legislators listening, public safety offices listening and voicing their problems, and most importantly, YOU the citizen to get things going.  Senator Dixon, it’s your turn next, so make us all proud!

http://www.kspr.com/news/local/amber-alert-changes-endorsed-by-missouri-house/21051620_31868666

NO Amber Alert in the Branson case!

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know what it is going to take for our law enforcement and legislators to finally “get it”, but this madness of acceptable losses due to how a procedure is written must stop.

A 6

-year old’s life is always in danger when separated from his or her parents and the parents do not know the location of their child.   I

 am deeply concerned that

concerned about why she didn’t meet the criteria.  chances are they could not demonstrate “immediate threat or danger” to this little girl.  Frankly, I’m sickened by that one piece of criteria and our law enforcement should be as well.

Stay glued to that story, there could be some really big information or evidence come out of this one.  Example: if she didn’t scream when lured in with candy, that could indicate she had seen or met him before and felt comfortable with his presence.  It could also mean she hadn’t been taught stranger-danger.

1-Year Vigil Rescheduled!

Hamlin Memprial Baptist Church – 7 p.m.

829 West Atlantic

https://www.facebook.com/events/1605297896369199/https://www.facebook.com/events/1605297896369199/I apologize for the late notice.  Site admin didn’t find out until this afternoon that it was rescheduled for today.

 

 

6-year old in Branson!

A 6-year old girl was murdered on Saturday in Branson, Mo.  She was found in a hotel room after police responded to a report of a “lost child”.

There are a lot of assumptions that can be made by that phrasing, so do not read it as though there was the right information for an Amber Alert.  We currently do not have that information or if Branson utilized their local burst for this.  There may not have been a “missing child” reported.  More details are coming.

 

UPDATE! Media isn’t reporting all of what is needed.  There apparently was an alert sent out, we will confirm which one and why.

http://www.bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_47f5bee2-ba35-11e4-b9bc-535ba9eccdd7.html

House Bill 635 Introduced – Burlison!

Representative Eric Burlison introduced House Bill 635.  it is essentially the same bill he tried for last session, but this time it’s early.  Call your legislators and let’s get moving on 635!

635 is important as it nails down some vital funding and makes a change that is necessary to expedite the paperwork side of the house.  There’s roughly 30 minutes that can e cut out of the process, but it’s only on the administrative side, not the operator (field officer) side.  It’s one piece of the puzzle folks, so stay tuned!

Sign The Petiton!

The Barfield family, Hailey’s parents, have posted a petition on change,org to start a new push for changes to the Amber Alert system.  We are still seeing an average timeframe of 2 hours to issue and the MSHP is issuing alerts that violate the parental custody deny criteria.  We are all glad to see the MSHP put the safety of the child over that denial criteria!

Sign The Petition!

https://www.change.org/p/bob-stephens-pass-hailey-s-law-local-and-state-level?recruiter=29848156&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_facebook_responsive&utm_term=des-lg-action_alert-custom_msg

 

Candlelight Vigil 2/18

On February 18th, 2015 we cross the 1-year anniversary of Hailey’s abduction and the extinguishing of her light  Please join the Barfield family in a candlelight vigil in remembrance of this loss that brought so many together from so many places, both near and far.  We would like to encourage you to wear Hailey footprint t-shirts as well as pink and purple.

If you are unable to make it, you are welcome to post a photo of your own candlelight or porchlight that night to the Facebook page about the vigil.

When: 2/18/15

Time: 8:30 p.m. (2030 hours)

Where:  Hailey’s Playground beside Wesport Elementary

Feel free to drop in on the Facebook page and share this event!