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Monday, October 26, 2009

New York Times - When No One's Looking

From the New York Times: As an increasing number of runaway children are trying to survive on the streets, a group of teenagers in Medford, Ore., use a number of legal and illegal strategies to get by.

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"The runaways spend much of their time avoiding the authorities because they assume the officials are trying to send them home. But most often the police are not looking for them as missing-person cases at all, just responding to complaints about loitering or menacing. In fact, federal data indicate that usually no one is looking for the runaways, either because parents have not reported them missing or the police have mishandled the reports."

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