Minnesota Launches First Office for Missing and Murdered Black Women

Should more states do the same?

  • 96.4k
    LeslieG
    Voted Yes
    06/01/2023

    Need to expand the mission to include other underserved minorities (Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Trans, etc).

     https://namus.nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh336/files/media/document/namus-stats-overall-april-2022.pdf

  • 2,947
    Arlys
    06/02/2023

    Skin color, ethnic background, or religious preferences should not affect the dutoies of law enforcement and not allowed.  Anyone working in law enforcement or even the judicial departments should be thoroughly screened before hiring or being allowed to "run" for a position. Those individuals showing signs of prejudice should never be hired for any position in law enforcement or the judicial branch.  Human trafficing of any type should be prevented at all costs, as should rape and murder.  God only knows what happens to these people.  They have families and people who care about them just as everyone of us do and closure is of vital importance to all.  How would you feel if it was someone you cared about that went missing?  It can happen to the best of us.

  • 3,094
    SneakyPete
    Voted No
    09/12/2023

         Why not for all women, regardless of race or color including Hispanics, Latino, Native Americans, whites, or minorities of all races or nationalities?    SP

  • 3,039
    Dorothy
    Voted Yes
    06/02/2023

    Hard to believe this is even questioned. Sad starement on this 'god fearing' country

  • 441
    Custom900
    Voted No
    06/02/2023

    All missing person cases should be treated the same. 

  • 608
    Arnold
    06/03/2023

    Real black women or black dudes pretending to be black women?

  • 3,724
    Kevin
    Voted Yes
    06/04/2023

    good idea

  • 1,020
    JoeandPeggy
    Voted Yes
    06/04/2023

    Montana needs the same thing for Native American women!  We do not put the importance of missing Natie Americans nearly as much as white women!!!!!

  • 3,405
    Adel
    Voted Yes
    06/04/2023

    Minnesota needs to add American Indian women to their list.  Generally their bodies are found in shallow graves near any towns that are installing oil pipelines.

  • 67
    Stefan
    Voted No
    06/04/2023

    Racist to the core, focusing on certain people only because of gender and race.

  • 52
    William
    Voted Yes
    06/04/2023

    The stats I have seen on missing African American is disproportionate to White American females. Stealing females with dark skin seems to be an acceptable norm to several White Americans, and it has been this way as long as I can remember and I am 58 years old. Since African Americans are now legal citizens protected by the U.S. Constitution I feel that State and Federal agencies need a government office to find out how to thwart such evil to our Black American Females. My prayer is that the same legislation will be made in all states and be also made for Indigenous American females.

  • 1,582
    Steve
    Voted Yes
    06/03/2023

    I am glad that Minnesota has put more resources in locating women of color that have gone missing! 
    I hope we can educate all women to recognize and be able to get help when they need it! 

  • 2,222
    wpeckham
    Voted Yes
    06/03/2023

    While we are at it, what about a similar commission to deal with kidnapped, missing, or murdered native american women? 

  • 498
    Jeffery
    Voted Yes
    06/03/2023

    I live in New Mexico.  The same here with disappearances of Native American and Hispanic females.  In the land of the free the majority of the population which is female has had a very tough road.  Exploited, used and abused and for the most part of our history had been relegated to second class citizens. 


    Politicians talk about school shootings but how many talk about sexual assaults and harassments in schools or in society and even in the military.

    I have two daughters that have been sexually assaulted while in school and I have made reports to the school and police which fell on deaf ears.  My daughters made reports to officials while in school and were ignored.  The culture is broken and the laws are weak. 

    Women go missing and barely a peep is heard.  The fact that women are abused in this society and aren't protected with failure from the court systems and the police but where is the reform?

    Amber alerts are for children up to the age of 17, silver alerts for the elderly of 50 years or older with deminished mental faculties but nothing for women between the age of 18 to 50. 

    More needs to be done to protect women of all color and those that would harm or exploit them need to be held accountable to the highest order. 

  • 1,184
    sepena
    Voted Yes
    06/03/2023

    it's a shame cops don't just do their jobs and investigate missing and murdered women of color like they do others.

  • 8,104
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    06/02/2023

    It's not just black but all women and nationalities!

  • 536
    KeepingEngaged
    Voted Yes
    06/03/2023

    Since it's come up a few times, an impetus for this:

    "Taking inspiration from offices and task forces that focus on finding and getting justice for Indigenous women and girls."

    In Minnesota, the MMIW was implemented as MMIR:

    https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/Pages/missing-murdered-indigenous-relatives-office.aspx

  • 1,128
    Lois
    Voted Yes
    06/02/2023

    Women are still treated like second class citizens at best in the USA.  We need to pass the Equal Right Amendment, and we need more female lawmakers in Congress.

  • 6,725
    Bruce
    Voted Yes
    06/02/2023

    This is among the things our governments should already be doing.  We spend far too much of waste and fraud especially in the Military Industrial Complex.  We need to claw-back the $2-3 Trillion given-away to the wealthiest people in the USA by Trump tax cuts.  We need to completely change our justice and penal systems.  Prison should be a rare occurrence.  The punishment should "Fit the Crime".  But instead, our prison system is the largest in the world!  More than countries with more than 1 Billion in population--India and China!  

    WHAT A FUCKING WASTE!

  • 2,755
    George
    Voted Yes
    06/02/2023

    Indigenous and black women underserved... 

  • 333
    Rebecca
    Voted Yes
    06/02/2023

    Seems that Minn is the most caring state in the Union as not only this but many other compassionate bills are passing -- because the Democrats have plurality in the legislature and executive branches.