There is an “amber alert” currently in effect in Georgia. A man is believed to have killed 4 people including his own infant daughter. He then is believed to have kidnapped three girls. Go to http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,107733,00.html
I think that a system to alert Hams to these alerts on a national biases is needed. Perhaps using APRS networks, Echolink and IRLP among others.