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Why We Need to Do More Than Bring Back the Chibok Girls

Eva Smets | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Eva Smets

April 14 marked the second anniversary of the abduction of 276 female students by Boko Haram in Nigeria. While the #BringBackOurGirls campaign mobilized support for the girls globally, not all abduction cases have received the same attention as this particular tragedy.

Saving Kidnapped Children From A Failed System

Stephan Said | Posted 03.29.2016 | Crime
Stephan Said

My daughter Noluenn was abducted to France by her mother in August 2013. Then 8 years old, Noluenn was born and raised in the U.S.A, and grew up in Ne...

Kidnapper Beat, Raped Woman For 5 Weeks In Remote Cabin: Cops

Associated Press | Hilary Hanson | Posted 11.13.2015 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman told police an abductor raped her up to six times a day while she was held captive over a five-week period in rural...

Amber Alert Cancelled For Teen Taken At Gunpoint During Robbery

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.22.2015 | Crime

Update: 12:02 p.m. -- Harlea Hunter Webster was found safe Thursday morning. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has cancelled the Amber Alert. The ...

Cody Jackson Accused Of Holding Girl Captive While Under Police Supervision

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.15.2015 | Crime

Newly released federal court documents detail a disturbing case against an alleged sexual predator, who is accused of abducting, raping and impregnati...

Camera Captures Teen's Jump From Alleged Abductor's Car

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 10.08.2015 | Crime

A 17-year-old girl narrowly escaped abduction by jumping from a moving car, according to police in Connecticut. Authorities said the victim, a Bridgep...

Follies of Denial: Women and the Islamic State

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Women are the most vulnerable targets of the Islamic State (IS), which has enslaved and brutalized women who don't meet their jihadi standards, and even introduced female police squads to monitor and persecute their own sex.

Why You Don't Need To Freak Out About That Kidnapping Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents

A video about kidnapping from YouTube prankster Joey Saladino aka JoeySalads has been making the Internet rounds and leaving a wave of terrified paren...

The Most Dramatic Crimes Solved Thanks To Surveillance Cameras

Posted 02.25.2015 | Crime

They’re everywhere, and they’re watching you. They’re surveillance cameras, and following 9/11 they seemingly sprouted on every building, parkin...

My Daughter Was Abducted in Syria, and My Hopes Are Evaporating

Munira al-Hamwi | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Munira al-Hamwi

Days and months have passed while I waited in vain. Every night I go to sleep hoping to wake up to some good news, but so far to no avail.

Inside Michelle Knight's Private Struggle Two Years After Escaping Ariel Castro's House Of Horrors

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

It's been almost two years since Michelle Knight was rescued from Ariel Castro's Cleveland home, where she was a prisoner for over a decade. In the vi...

Abducted Woman's Fight Helped Save Life

Associated Press | NATALIE POMPILIO | Posted 11.06.2014 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An abducted woman's fighting spirit likely helped keep her alive until law enforcement agents rescued her and arrested her alleg...

New Surveilance Video May Hold Answers In Philadelphia Woman's Abduction

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.05.2014 | Crime

Pennsylvania police have released new surveillance video of a man they believe may have abducted a Philadelphia nursing assistant on Sunday. The vi...

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Chilling Video Of Philadelphia Woman's Abduction

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Pennsylvania have released chilling video of a Philadelphia woman's abduction. The dramatic video, which was captured by surveillanc...

Amber Alert: 6-Week-Old Baby Kidnapped At Gunpoint

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

The mother of Delano Wilson, a 6-week-old baby boy who was kidnapped at gunpoint in Indianapolis Wednesday, has made an impassioned plea for his safe ...

COPS: Father Of Abducted Child Is 'Homicidal'

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime

An Amber Alert has been issued in Virginia for 3-year-old Tommy Lee Able Engle. Authorities say the boy was abducted by his father, who's described as...

What to Do in the Face of Evil and the Abduction of Three Israeli Boys

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, confirmed yesterday that three Israeli boys were abducted on Thursday night last week by a terrorist organization, and that "we [the Israeli government and the IDF] are in the midst of a widespread operation to locate and bring back the three young yeshiva students safely."

A Mother's Hope Never Dies

Jon Leiberman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime
Jon Leiberman

Colleen Nick has every reason to be cynical, sad and overcome with grief. But instead she is hopeful. She is hopeful that her daughter will one day come walking through her front door after all of these years.

Who Are the Boko Haram, and Why Is Nigeria So Slow to Act?

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Andrew Lam

At the time of this writing, 276 of the girls that were kidnapped three weeks ago remain in captivity while 53 have escaped. On Tuesday, Nigerian officials reported that the group had struck again, abducting 11 more schoolgirls in the country's northeast region.

How to keep your Kids safe Online

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Every parent should know all the ways they can keep their kids safe in the online world. In McAfee’s 2013 study, Digital Deception: Exploring the On...

Kidnapping's 3 Stages: Lure, Induction, Captivity

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

As a security and safety expert, I often lecture about all the facets of a kidnapping. There are three basic stages or phases of the kidnapping experi...

Finding an Abducted Girl in South Sudan

Sasha Chanoff | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Sasha Chanoff

Mangok recently departed for South Sudan knowing that he may be risking his life, which has narrowed to this search. "The burden of freedom," Mangok said, "is that you can't endure someone else not having it."

School Employee Charged With Murder In Kidnapping Of 10-Year-Old Girl

David Lohr | Posted 02.19.2014 | Crime

A Missouri public school employee is accused of abducting and slaying a 10-year-old girl who was reported missing Tuesday. A Greene County warrant ...

Amber Alert GPS: Say Hello to Smart Affordable Child Locators

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The AmberAlert GPS, is "The Intelligent Way to Keep Families Connected and Safe", today unveiled an infographic that explains how Smart Locators mak...

Find missing kids with SafetyLink

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Find your lost car keys, smartphone and abducted child. Yes, you read that correctly: There’s now a device that can locate your missing child (or wa...