>> And do nothing because we get worried about somebody trying to take us.>> A community in Washington, DC on edge, as over a dozen black and Latino teenagers, many of them girls, have gone missing in the past few weeks. Now many residents are calling on lawmakers and the media to help find them.
>> Any child gone missing It should be known that there's a possibility that this child could be hurt.>> The acting chief of police telling media that there hasn't been a statistical spike in missing persons cases, but trying to reassure families the department is taking the matter seriously.
Much of the outrage swelling online, with many suggesting missing teens from more affluent backgrounds would become a national emergency, not just a local concern. Leaders in the Congressional Black Caucus are calling on the Justice Department to assist in investigating these cases, according to media reports.