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Families line up for Masonic child ID program
May 24, 2009
Judging by the line today outside the old stone Masonic Lodge in Park Ridge, one might think something very valuable was being given away.
And it was: Dozens of families lined up along Kinderkamack Avenue to take advantage of the Fulton-Friendship Lodge’s Child Identification Program which, through collecting data about youngsters in case they go missing, helps parents retain some precious things they already have.
“Basically, what we do is take a child and get their fingerprints, picture, a video and a dental imprint in case of a [kidnapping],” said Raul Ramos, a program representative from the New Jersey Grand Lodge Committee. “Then the parents take this home and have all of the information so if, God forbid, something happens, they can take that to the police to help find the child.”
Originally posted by calmbutwary
Right. All that info would do would be to help identify the body. Not very comforting. None of that would PREVENT your child from being abducted.
Originally posted by emsed1
To be honest it gets a little annoying as a parent and as a mason to continually have to correct the disinformation on this forum about the child ID program.
Originally posted by depth om
How does this help kids?
So someone has their genetic info..
how does this help the child who is in the hands of an abductor?
I know how it can be used to identify remains or material in the abductors car/clothes/house, but does it really help all that much?
And the guy who said he wanted to implant his kid? Let me tell you I would not want to be that kid.
Originally posted by suzque66
My mom was quite the escape artist when I took care of her with Alzeimers and and I still wouldn't consider getting her chipped.
When does doing these things show up as good news in the press?