Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mom of 2 slain children seeking changes in the law (Kansas City, Missouri)

Tina Porter wants an appeals procedure when Amber Alerts are denied, and better record keeping on orders of protection. Her "estranged" ex-husband, DAN PORTER, murdered their two children in 2004.,0,6402009.story

Mother of 2 slain children among those seeking changes to protect Missouri children
By Associated Press
2:12 PM CST, December 25, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County woman whose estranged husband killed their two children has proposed changes to Missouri laws and procedures.

Tina Porter is seeking an appeals procedure when requests for Amber Alerts are denied. She also wants more complete record-keeping on orders of protection in police databases.

Law enforcement officials and state lawmakers joined Porter as she spoke at a recent news conference.

Porter says the proposed changes could have prompted faster action when her 7-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter failed to return from a 2004 visit with their father, Dan Porter.

It was later determined that Dan Porter shot both children and buried them in shallow grave.

Tina Porter says there's a "very short window" of finding missing children alive.