Latoyia Figueroa – Missing in Philly


I’ve been thinking about this young woman ever since I first saw a story about her here in the local paper. With all the mainstream medias attention on Natalee Holloway, I think that Latoyia’s family needs equal exposure.
Some info: Latoyia is 24 years old, 5’2″, 130 lbs, with a tattoo of the name “Angel” on her right wrist and another tattoo “IZHANAE” (Her Daughter’s name) on her left arm. She is 5 months pregnant. She was last seen on July 18th wearing a tan top and black pants in the area of S. 52nd st.

Do you know how many young woman go missing each year in the U.S.? Thousands. How many receive major/national news coverage? Just a few. How many “minority” women? Not many. I saw just one report on “FOX” news about Latoyia. Then it’s right back to Aruba looking for Natalee. BOTH of these young women need to be found. It kind of ticks me off that the MSM cares more about their ratings than actual people. Let’s face the fact here. Natalee is White, Latoyia is Black. And that my friend is why no coverage.

And that’s the real story.

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12 thoughts on “Latoyia Figueroa – Missing in Philly

  1. I have said the same thing. The news is not colorblind. Some of the difference may be generated by the family and how much pressure they exert on the police and the media but I personally see a difference in the amount of coverage affording in similar cases. F’rinstance, there were 5 white girls from Penncrest High School who were huffing a forein chemical substance while driving down Rt 1 in Glen Mills. They lost control of the car, crashed and they all died. We were told that they were all little angels and there was an attempt to hide autopsy results frm being presented on the news. Now, what if instead of 5 white girls from Penncrest, they were 5 black male students from Chester? What’s the first thing that would have run through your mind? “Oh, surely they were on coke.” It’s really not equitable but, like it or not, the news is a commodity that needs to be sold like any other.

  2. Thank you for commenting on this. Women are still not thought of as equals in this society. If they were, you’d see the same number of men being kidnapped. I was taken from outside of my parent’s home in Upper Darby when I was four and returned quicjkly, but women are being taken and raped and killed evey day. Almost 1/3 of all American women have been sexually assulted. If it was men, they’d have done something about it by now.

  3. Also, my husband is Colombian, which means our children will probably look hispanic. I wonde if something happens to one of them, with the news media, or anyone for that matter, take it seriously.

  4. Mike says:I read the many blogs posts in reply to mine, and regretably, I was not moved by them although I can tell they are heartfelt comments. Come on, folks, lets put aside the idealistic thoughts and focus on being credible here. Thus, in furtherance of my previous comments on this “story,” this case presents a miserable failure by left-wing, radical bloggers to bully a barely local news story onto the national news scene to make a point about race and media. As I’ve said repeatedly, this is not national news by any measure, and thankfully the national news broadcasts have dropped the story after just one or two days. This woman led a selfish, irresponsible, and dangerous life, just as her mother did, and she is now likely suffering for it in the same way. During the one or two days that this was on the news, the Natalee Holloway story did not receive quite as much attention as it usually had, but it is now back in the limelight once again because it is national news that people care about. No one cares about the LaToyia Figueroa case because it has nothing to do with the lives of 88 percent of the American public. Instead, the LaToyia Figueroa case is a clear and vivid reminder to the large majority of American families about how not to raise your children. LaToyia, who didn’t have even $35 between her and Baby Fatha No. 2 for the insurance co-pay for prenatal care, turned around and went out with Baby Fatha No. 2 and bought fried seafood platters. This, in spite of claims that she was “hard working.” This sort of behavior is more indicative of animals or savages than human beings. Let’s get our focus back people, and concentrate our efforts on Natalee and other deserving people and let God’s will take over the LaToyia case. The LaToyia case has been a huge embarassment to minorities and society as a whole–let’s drop it. It has reinforced every negative stereotype and now has nearly everyone saying: “Stereotypes are the rule–let’s not be confused by rare exceptions.”

  5. You’re absolutely right. It’s a good point. It’s true that minorities rarely get an Amber Alert, but there are some people, regardless of race, who have made thier own situation, or who don’t want to be found.

  6. Sometimes I kind of wished that they would just find that silly girl that was in Aruba all ready so that that major news outlets could go on to more important matters, i.e. Latoyia Figueroa (pregnant young mother). Thank God they have seen the light. Now her story is out, and more people are looking and praying for her. Even if they do find that slutty girl’s body (unlikely), who are they going to charge? The Dutch judge’s son? Sounds like an unfortunate case of white on white crime to me. Now we can all focus on more pertinent issues here in U.S.

  7. Finally, it’s over!!! Thank God. I told you people. This woman’s dangerous lifestyle finally catches up to her just as her mother’s did. If you people worked harder, she wouldn’t have ended up dead. Read all of my posts and learn from them. Also, the next time you USE a missing woman for one of your political causes, actually do something to help find her. You people, and your lack of REAL effort, have LaToyia’s blood on your hands. When you go through your day today, and every time you look into the sky for the rest of your life, think of me, think of LaToyia, and think about what little you really did to save her.

  8. Mike says:Finally, it’s over!!! Thank God. I told you people. This woman’s dangerous lifestyle finally catches up to her just as her mother’s did. If you people worked harder, she wouldn’t have ended up dead. Read all of my posts and learn from them. Also, the next time you USE a missing woman for one of your political causes, actually do something to help find her. You people, and your lack of REAL effort, have LaToyia’s blood on your hands. When you go through your day today, and every time you look into the sky for the rest of your life, think of me, think of LaToyia, and think about what little you really did to save her. Ricchard and the All-Spin Zone failed miserably, and it’s not going unnoticed.

  9. The outcome here was no big surprise as I’ve been saying all along. All of these people were trash. Baby Daddy No. 2 was a savage and LaToyia actually slept with this guy and made yet another illegitimate child, or at least tried, and then when they couldn’t even scrape together $35 for the prenatal insurance co-pay, this animal allegedly stole a car and then killed her. Darwinian Theory at it’s finest. Animals, pure animals. That’s why this didn’t deserve coverage–nobody cares about these evil people.Natalee, on the other hand, didn’t do anything wrong. She did exactly what most of you women have done at least 10 times in your lives–leave a club, bar, party etc. with a guy you only knew for a week or so. Most of you probably did it with a guy you met that very same night. Don’t deny it, I’ve been with plenty of women just like you who have left with me.Anyway, MOST IMPORTANTLY, did you see the comments by Richard Cranium at the All Spin Zone, saying that he is pleased that Bob Costas refused to report on Natalee. This guy has exposed himself to be just who I said he was all along–a guy who used a missing minority woman to try to make some statement about race and media. He obviously doesn’t give a damn about missing women. How do you feel about Richard the Idiot’s statement about Natalee? I am calling for everyone to Richard’s site at the All Spin Zone to see how this guy is a complete scumbag.RICHARD CRANIUM AND THE REWARD MONEY:Where is the reward money? It was suggested by someone that Cranium arrange for the reward money to be turned into a Scholarship Fund for LaToyia’s daughter. Cranium tried to get off that topic really quickly, and said “let’s just get through today” as if he had some personal stake in LaToyia’s death–what a joke. He’s avoiding the subject about the reward money and I want to know if he will return it to the donors and why he is avoiding turning it over to LaToyia’s daughter. The important question here is who has custody of these monies. I suggest they immediately be turned over to a reputable accounting firm for disbursement.Mike

  10. Fuck u Mike, u are so damn quick to judge , what in the hell does 35.00 dollars to do with this womans life and the tragic story behind her and her unborn child. U are so insensitive and A FUCKING ASS HOLE IF I MIGHT ADD, U know I normally wouldnt say anything like this but if the same thing happend to YOUR CHILD or YOUR SISTER and no one gave two FUCKS bout you or your family how would that make u feel????? people are so quick to open thier shit filled mouths without walking a half of mile inthe next persons shoes, I said it once and I'll say it again , FUCK U !!!!!!!

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