It all started with some tweets.
In late 2016, Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police began using Twitter to inform the public of missing persons. An Instagram post compiled some of the tweets and told the world that in a 24-hour span, 14 Black girls went missing in the District. The public outrage was instantaneous and unforgiving. The hashtag #missingdcgirls began trending. School walkouts and candlelight vigils began happening.
But according to MPDC, this information isn’t correct.