In the past 5 years or so the RCMP have failed to act on the situation in British Columbia, Canada. Dozens of indigenous women and girls go missing on this highway 16 and it apparently goes unnoticed. Especially in the media some officials say (I'm guessing, good ole wiki sometimes doesn't offer as much info you need) that the media "assigns a lesser value to aboriginal women". Up until just recently some Human Rights workers did an investigation into some reports about rape and abuse against the indigenous women and girls of this region particularly in this general area, which spans from Prince Rupert to Prince George.
"Furthermore, despite the fact that these disappearances date back as far as 1969, it was not until 2005 that Project E-Pana was launched, investigating similarities between the cases. In addition, the individual case which has received the most media and police attention thus far is that of Nicole Hoar, a Caucasian woman who disappeared in 2002. Hers was the first of the Highway of Tears cases to be covered in the The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, and Edmonton Journal. Gladys Radek, a native activist and the aunt of victim Tamara Chipman, "believes that if it werenâEUTMt for Hoar, the police would have invested less effort in investigating cases, and the media would have done little, if anything, to inform the public about the tragedies along the road." (Wikipedia.com)
Two researchers respectively from both countries of North America conducted an investigation to document what happens in this area to indigenous/aboriginal women and girls. Their research claims that Mounties are raping, questionably restraining girls under 18 years, abusing women, and threatening to murder the women they assault and leave their corpses in the mountains.
"However, she told reporters that researchers found levels of fear among aboriginal women with negative stories about police "comparable to post-conflict situations, like post-war Iraq." (MSN.com)
Msn.com story on this matter.
The general thought of Highway of Tears on wiki.
Please take the time to read these articles and it is encouraged by me you conduct your own personal investigation if possible. This is really serious as this should not be happening, it is as I always thought. The police hardly give a shit about us.