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Baby Jordanís chilling first night
Boston Herald ^ | October 16, 2006 | Laurel J. Sweet

Posted on 10/16/2006 12:34:10 PM PDT by MadIvan

For 14 hours, Mireya Jimenez listened to the squalling from the filthy back yard next door, her heart aching for what she thought was a frightened kitten.

Stricken to learn it was actually a newborn boy who’d miraculously survived an entire night in a garbage bag as temperatures hovered near 40 degrees, the trembling 53-year-old grandmother of 13 could only shake her head in disbelief.

“She’s very emotional,” said Mili Arias, Jimenez’ 14-year-old granddaughter. “She feels guilty.”

Boston police were anxious to speak to anyone who knew a woman near the end of her pregnancy - who now can’t account for her child - after yesterday morning’s appalling discovery in Roslindale of a discarded day-old white or Hispanic infant.

Authorities have named him Baby Jordan.

The naked nursling, who’d been covered with a powder-blue towel and stuffed in an open black trash bag, the placenta still attached, was found at 11:14 a.m. in brush behind 63 Bradeen St., a two-family house vacant since a fire there on Jan. 25.

“This is crazy,” said 15-year-old Janet Clark, who assumed cops were recovering a firearm. “It’s a sin to leave a baby out to freeze to death.”

The state Department of Social Services took emergency custody of Baby Jordan, who was in “very, very critical condition” in the pediatric intensive-care unit of Children’s Hospital, DSS spokeswoman Denise Monteiro said.

Detectives canvassed the Bradeen Street neighborhood and a Boston police German shepherd followed what appeared to be a promising trail from the bag to the nearby Florence Apartments. The trail went cold.

Jimenez said she first heard Baby Jordan’s cries at 9:30 Saturday night, but did not investigate until yesterday morning.

“She thought it was a cat. She loves animals,” Arias said, interpreting for her grandmother. “She wanted to find the cat so she could rescue it.”

Separated from the piercing mewling by a chain-link fence, Jimenez enlisted the help of her neighbor Graciela Avendano. Avendano called her 46-year-old son Edwin down from a ladder to investigate.

After seeing the moving trash bag, a worried Edwin Avendano called 911, then peeled back the plastic flaps and saw Baby Jordan.

“It was like, ‘Gasp! Gasp!’ It was crying,” neighbor Leidy Pena, 10, said, interpreting for a shaken Graciela Avendano. “She said it was cold and white, but she wanted to keep the baby.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: abandoned; abortion; baby; crime; cultureofdeath; infanticide
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Good God.

Regards, Ivan

1 posted on 10/16/2006 12:34:10 PM PDT by MadIvan
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To: Mrs Ivan; odds; DCPatriot; Deetes; Barset; fanfan; LadyofShalott; Tolik; mtngrl@vrwc; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 10/16/2006 12:35:06 PM PDT by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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Stuff like this really makes me feel like I'm gonna puke. We sure share this planet with some absolute sacks of soulless skin.
3 posted on 10/16/2006 12:37:10 PM PDT by Sax
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To: MadIvan

Thank you.

I thought that this was a dreadful event, and I only wish that I could have posted it myself.

However, it seems that my contributions are only welcome under certain limitations.


4 posted on 10/16/2006 12:37:37 PM PDT by Mrs Ivan (English, and damned proud of it.)
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To: MadIvan

Poor little fellow. What a terrible beginning. I hope he never finds out about this. May God bless him, protect him, and comfort him.


5 posted on 10/16/2006 12:38:29 PM PDT by Kay
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The baby's parents should be subjected to the same inhumane torture.

6 posted on 10/16/2006 12:40:50 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: MadIvan
Abortion for poor people.

Rich people get nice clinics (the cockroaches are just another aspect of the terrific service environment). Poor people just expose their unwanted children. Fair's fair, y'know, AND it saves us all money. That baby could have grown up to be a Dumbocrat or other life- and rights- despising criminal.

Okay, maybe I'm a little irritated here, and that always makes me just SEW judgmental! .....

7 posted on 10/16/2006 12:41:29 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (Now we are all Massoud)
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To: Mrs Ivan
it seems that my contributions are only welcome under certain limitations.

That doesn't sound right to me. Heck, they let me post stuff. LOL. Can't be too many restrictions. Did you try to post this article and not have it go through?

8 posted on 10/16/2006 12:42:13 PM PDT by Bahbah (Shalit, Goldwasser and Regev, we are praying for you)
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To: MadIvan

Well, thank God that Mrs. Jiminez was so worried about the crying she thought was a kitten that she continued to think about the crying and enlisted friends and neighbors to investigate until they found the baby and got him help. Baby Jordan has several guardian angels, and he's lucky to be alive.


9 posted on 10/16/2006 12:43:18 PM PDT by fortunecookie
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Praise to God that this infant survived the night. It chokes me up thinking about it. He will be in my prayers.


10 posted on 10/16/2006 12:44:59 PM PDT by FunkyZero
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To: MadIvan

Seems that a bit more concern for animals could have saved this human baby from 14 hours of misery, and quite likely brain damage and/or death after a short life spent shivering in the cold and then punctured with needles and hooked up to lots of tubes and wires.


11 posted on 10/16/2006 12:46:41 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: MadIvan

Mass is a Safe Haven state...the mother could have walked into ANY fire station, police station, or hospital and handed the baby over without any questions being asked. There is absolutely NO excuse for a child to be abandoned like this. If they find the mother, she needs to be charged with attempted murder. If the baby dies, execute her.


12 posted on 10/16/2006 12:47:28 PM PDT by Arthalion
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“It’s a sin to leave a baby out to freeze to death.”

A . . . GASP . . . "sin"??? This child needs to be put into PC re-education classes!

13 posted on 10/16/2006 12:47:56 PM PDT by madprof98
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This just breaks my heart. If you can't handle caring for a baby, then for God's sake, leave it on someone's doorstep, ring the bell and run. So sad.

:shaking head:
14 posted on 10/16/2006 12:49:18 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God." (Psalm 53:1))
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To: Bahbah

Maybe she's Mrs. Mad Ivan?


15 posted on 10/16/2006 12:51:03 PM PDT by OldFriend (ANNOY THE MEDIA ~ VOTE REPUBLICAN)
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To: Mrs Ivan; Bahbah

Perhaps they've finally instituted a long overdue measure preventing new registrants from starting threads. FR is constantly bombarded by idiotic thread-starting vanities posted by trolls who register over and over again under different names. I doubt it's anything personal. You could e-mail Admin Moderator for an explanation.


16 posted on 10/16/2006 12:51:18 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Mrs Ivan

Just look at your home page --Congratus to you and MadIvan!

Make an honest man out of him.....


17 posted on 10/16/2006 12:53:17 PM PDT by duckbutt ( If you let a smile be your umbrella, then most likely your butt will get soaking wet.)
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To: MadIvan
I remember a news story around 1983, which involved a dead baby being found in a trash bin at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. At the time I referred to it in conversation with other New Yorkers as 'a typical New York story'. Now it is becoming a typical American story.
18 posted on 10/16/2006 12:55:25 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (These days you are either nervous and uncomfortable or you are braindead!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

I have a better idea: put a cork in it (don't get pregnant).


19 posted on 10/16/2006 12:59:11 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: MadIvan

This is terrible. I don't know how someone could live with themselves after doing this.


20 posted on 10/16/2006 12:59:31 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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