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Ontario woman launches petition targeting 911 Amber Alert complainers

Last Updated Jul 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm EST

Amber Alert message on a smart phone. (FILE/CITYNEWS)

Late-night Amber Alerts have prompted a number of people to call 911 to complain.

Police and government officials are not happy about it, but one Toronto woman has launched an online campaign to convince the government to impose fines on people who tie-up the 911 system to complain about the alerts.

Dalia Monacelli started a petition on Change.org last week and so far it’s gathered about 55,000 online signatures.

“I’m going to take matters in my own hands or at least try to, and try to change something,” she said.

She’s had some negative feedback, but it’s been generally positive so far.

“I’ve had two or three…haters, but people seem to think like me.”

People who have signed the petition say it’s about ensuring children are found safe.

“If it was your child you would want the world to stop,” said Stephanie Reid. “I cannot believe people are so self-involved.”

 

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