Eric Wright wears a placard with a picture of a missing autistic 14-year-old named Avonte Oquendo on October 21, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City. Hundreds of Police, volunteers, friends and family are searching for Avonte who walked out of the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, Queens on October 4, 2013 and has not been seen since. Family members say that the teen has a fondness for trains and have focused their search along rail yards and in subway stations. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Did New York City fail missing autistic teen?

OPINION - In these days of zero tolerance and the criminalization of schoolchildren, the police will quickly throw a child in jail over allegations of misbehavior in class. Yet, the police are nowhere to be found when a child is missing?...