[AMBER Alert : President George W. Bush signs the AMBER Alert into law]

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Photograph of President George W. Bush signing into law the AMBER Alert package, which would create a system to help find kidnapped children and impose tougher penalties on child abusers, kidnappers and pornographers. In January 1996, Amber Haggerman was abducted and killed in Arlington, Texas. Amber's mother, Donna Whitson, with her hand on Amber's brother, Ricky, observe the signing. This photo was taken at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. Also in the photo is Elizabeth Smart standing behind Amber's brother, Ricky, with her parents. Fourteen year old Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake ...

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1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 10 in.

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Creator: Unknown. April 30, 2003.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Arlington Police Department Collection and was provided by Arlington Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 909 times , with 12 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Arlington Public Library

The photo collections of the Arlington Public Library document the development of Arlington, Texas as well as the history of the Arlington Police Department. The collections also include a selection of World War II era photographs and documents.

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Photograph of President George W. Bush signing into law the AMBER Alert package, which would create a system to help find kidnapped children and impose tougher penalties on child abusers, kidnappers and pornographers. In January 1996, Amber Haggerman was abducted and killed in Arlington, Texas. Amber's mother, Donna Whitson, with her hand on Amber's brother, Ricky, observe the signing. This photo was taken at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C. Also in the photo is Elizabeth Smart standing behind Amber's brother, Ricky, with her parents. Fourteen year old Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City, Utah, bedroom June 5, 2002. Smart was found alive nine months later in Sandy, Utah, about 18 miles from her home. The AMBER Plan is known as America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response.

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1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 10 in.

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Arlington Police Department Collection

Legal documents, clippings, and photographs of the Arlington Police Department from the early 1900's to present day, depicting various people, places, and activities concerning the department.

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  • April 30, 2003

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  • April 5, 2012, 9:38 p.m.

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[AMBER Alert : President George W. Bush signs the AMBER Alert into law], photograph, April 30, 2003; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176327/: accessed January 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Arlington Public Library.