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Infant, abandoned on Northeast doorstep in freezing temperatures, dies
The Washington Post ^ | 1/16/2012 | unsigned

Posted on 01/16/2012 10:42:55 AM PST by KingofZion

An infant girl found wrapped in a towel on the front steps of a Northeast residence late Sunday night later died, and police are investigating the case as a homicide.

A resident of the 3000 block of Channing Street, NE, was walking home when he saw the unidentified infant on the steps of another home in the same block, police said Tuesday morning. After finding the baby cold and unconscious, he brought the baby into his home and called 911.

Police and Fire and Emergency Medical Services arrived at the scene shortly after 11:30 p.m. and found a neighbor performing CPR on the infant. The baby was then taken to Children’s National Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 2:21 a.m. on Monday.

Lt. Robert Alder, a homicide supervisor for the Metropolitan Police, said that detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the death of the baby, described as an African American infant less than one week old. Detectives hope that they can speak to the parent or parents who left the child on the stoop, Alder said, and are awaiting autopsy results expected Monday.

“This is a tragedy, an infant left out in the cold at night,” Alder said.

Temperatures at Reagan National Airport dipped below freezing between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday night, and at the time the baby was found before midnight, temperatures were hovering at about 28 degrees, according to National Weather Service records.

In 2009, the District enacted the Safe Haven law, which allows parents of unwanted babies less than a week old to drop them off at hospitals and fire or police stations without risk of prosecution, as long as the child remains unharmed. It was unclear why the baby was left at the specific doorstep on Channing Street.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: baby; homicide; parenting; washington
The moral decay in Washington DC is abominable. Pray for this child's soul.
1 posted on 01/16/2012 10:43:07 AM PST by KingofZion
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To: KingofZion

My God. This little angel is in the warm,comforting Arms of the Father right now,safe and sound. Now find the ghoul(s) who did this to this child and SLAM them under the jail.


2 posted on 01/16/2012 10:45:56 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: KingofZion

“It was unclear why the baby was left at the specific doorstep on Channing Street.”

Funny...it’s not unclear to US!!!


3 posted on 01/16/2012 10:46:35 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: jessduntno
“It was unclear why the baby was left at the specific doorstep on Channing Street.”

"Funny...it’s not unclear to US!!!"

Some of us are not familiar with "happenings" on Channing Street. Enlighten us, please.

4 posted on 01/16/2012 10:50:22 AM PST by davisfh
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To: davisfh

I don’t believe the point is Channing St., but how these little things are just an inconvenience to some people and have to be dealt with.

Just ask Obama, the method here might not be what he likes to see, but he is perfectly fine with the end result I’m sure.


5 posted on 01/16/2012 10:56:50 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Yep, I guess the “punishment” was too much for them.


6 posted on 01/16/2012 10:58:00 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: KingofZion
The moral decay in Washington DC is abominable. Pray for this child's soul.

Foundlings go back a long time.

7 posted on 01/16/2012 10:59:54 AM PST by fso301
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To: KingofZion

Sad. Very sad.

And no moral difference whatsoever between this and the “legal” killing that would have been allowed any time during the nine months of pregnancy.

Except the latter evil would have had the sanction of the representatives of We the People.


8 posted on 01/16/2012 11:01:27 AM PST by EternalVigilance (The Republican Party is dead. The Republic is not. At least not yet.)
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To: KingofZion

With most places having the safe haven laws why would anyone leave a baby outside unless hey intended it to die.It would’ve been just as easy to abandon i in a shopping cart inside of a store or some other warm place.


9 posted on 01/16/2012 11:02:29 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: KingofZion
“This is a tragedy, an infant left out in the cold at night,” Alder said.

Alder is from the homicide division. He knows the right word.

10 posted on 01/16/2012 11:05:57 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Truth is stronger than faction.)
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To: jessduntno
When the culprit(s) is/are found, they will claim that they had to run an errand or go to their job or some such excuse and forgot they left the baby out in the cold.

An excuse along the lines of the jerks who leave their kids in locked cars in 90 degree + weather in the summer.

11 posted on 01/16/2012 11:07:57 AM PST by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: davisfh

Some of us are not familiar with “happenings” on Channing Street. Enlighten us, please.”

I’ll enlighten you...when a country loses its moral compass to the point that killing infants even when abandoning them carries no penalty, not even notification of birth, you have....US.

How’s that? Clear?


12 posted on 01/16/2012 11:09:26 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: KingofZion
That moral decay has been in process longer than most of us know. We received a larger flood of European culture and religion (foreign to Americans at the time) to our shores during the second half of the 1800s.

"Much as I deplore the horrible crime of child-murder, earnestly as I desire its suppression, I cannot believe . . . that such a law would have the desired effect. It seems to me to be only mowing off the top of the noxious weed, while the root remains. We want prevention, not merely punishment. We must reach the root of the evil, and destroy it" (Susan B. Anthony on abortion, "Marriage and Maternity," The Revolution)

"even a cat can be a mother" (Susan B. Anthony, quoted by B.V. Hubbard in "Socialism, feminism, and suffragism, the terrible triplets, connected by the same umbilical cord, and fed from the same nursing bottle" ).

"FFL [Feminists for Life] has emerged as the link between the pro-life and pro-choice worlds, working on efforts such as the enforcement of child support and, the Violence Against Women Act" (Sacred Heart University, "President Of Feminist For Life Of America To Address Sacred Heart" ).

"Then it will be plain that the first condition for the liberation of the wife is to bring the whole female sex back into public industry, and that this in turn demands the abolition of the monogamous family as the economic unit of society" (Frederick Engels, "Origins of the Family, Private Property, and the State").


13 posted on 01/16/2012 11:09:33 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: KingofZion

Do they not have a program where infants can be dropped off at locations with firefighters?


14 posted on 01/16/2012 11:09:52 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: chris_bdba

I was thinking the same thing. Just walk to the nearest police, fire or ambulance service and step in, drop him off, and leave without having to say a single word.

Hope they find who did this and justice is served, but in all reality a good lawyer and a PPD defense will probably plea it down to time served and counseling.


15 posted on 01/16/2012 11:10:43 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: fso301

“Foundlings go back a long time. “

Typically, not in deadly weather. And not usually in a healthy society, one that actually encourages “giving them up” at any warm government building.


16 posted on 01/16/2012 11:13:25 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: KingofZion

I don’t oppose the safe drop off sites, I just don’t think they do much good.

Anyone crazy or evil enough to abandon their baby in such a way is not likely to be affected by a safe drop off option.

Anyway, anyone can place a baby for adoption. It’s no crime, never has been. There is no sanction.

So whoever dumps the baby is either irrational or evil. They aren’t thinking about much else.


17 posted on 01/16/2012 11:14:59 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: KingofZion
An editorial in The Revolution (1), Anthony's and Stanton's radical feminist newspaper, had the following to say about "child murder." "Forced maternity, not out of legal marriage but within it, must lie at the bottom of a vast proportion of such revolting outrages against the laws of nature and our common humanity." Soon thereafter, in the same publication, Gage agreed. "I hesitate not to assert that most of this crime of child murder, abortion, infanticide, lies at the door of the male sex..." [from "OUR STRUGGLE IS FOR ALL LIFE": THE THEOSOPHIST/UNITARIAN FEMINIST PIONEER MATILDA JOSLYN GAGE (1826-1898)].


[Sorry about the rotting sacred cow left in your thread, but after the intensified father-busting and family-busting of the '80s and '90s, more people should know these things.]


18 posted on 01/16/2012 11:15:18 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: fso301

This was more like infant exposure - which I guess also goes back a long time :0(


19 posted on 01/16/2012 11:15:43 AM PST by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: KingofZion

Dreadful. RIP.


20 posted on 01/16/2012 11:22:26 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: jessduntno

How’s that? Clear?


21 posted on 01/16/2012 11:24:50 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: Persevero
Anyone crazy or evil enough to abandon their baby in such a way is not likely to be affected by a safe drop off option.

I suppose that person would be haunted by the thought that one day the child will grow up, and find out who their biological parent was, and have to come face-to-face with them. I could see where people that evil wouldn't want to face that possibility.

22 posted on 01/16/2012 11:26:11 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: KingofZion

If the mother had instead gone to a Planned Parenthood clinic a week earlier and had a doctor kill the baby, we would instead be celebrating her right to choose.


23 posted on 01/16/2012 11:27:13 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: davisfh

Some of us are not familiar with “happenings” on Channing Street. Enlighten us, please.

How was that answer? Clear? Were you expecting something else? Fishing with a little race bait? Feel “enlightened?”


24 posted on 01/16/2012 11:27:59 AM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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Wash DC is the Seat of our Depravity in more ways than one. More children are aborted than are born there. The callous, liberal disregard for innocent life leads inexorably to this. With their Obama Care, they will kill the old and very sick just as coldly as they murder these innocent angels today. God help us!
25 posted on 01/16/2012 11:29:26 AM PST by Godwin1
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To: KingofZion

Poor baby/ I hope they find whoever left her there to die, considering her as just an inconvenient byproduct of recreational sex.


26 posted on 01/16/2012 11:32:53 AM PST by ApplegateRanch (Pesting! Pesting! Pesting 1, 2, 3...; PESTING!)
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To: KingofZion

I can only say that it’s a good thing garbage disposals are so small.


27 posted on 01/16/2012 11:40:26 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: agere_contra

Possibly...I would be surprised though if the resident didn’t know the perpetrator.


28 posted on 01/16/2012 11:47:55 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: KingofZion

How sad....


29 posted on 01/16/2012 11:50:40 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: AnTiw1

Some abortion clinic workers who have converted claim many clinics dump the bodies of babies in the garbage disposal so that us crazy pro-lifers don’t dig them out of dumpsters & give them a proper burial, as many priests have done.

Oh yeah, the abortion industry is more depraved than people realize.


30 posted on 01/16/2012 12:14:38 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: wagglebee

Ping.

With Safe Haven laws in place, there’s NO REASON for this. Just disgusting.


31 posted on 01/16/2012 12:17:11 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: davisfh

“Some of us are not familiar with “happening” on Channing Street”

I do believe that area is just over the P.G. County line. No, it isn’t a “nice” place. It is one of the rougher sections.


32 posted on 01/16/2012 12:23:45 PM PST by momtothree
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To: surroundedbyblue
Imagine the worst and it's already true.

OK...I need therapy...for the rest of the afternoon I'm planning my escape to the south seas when the shtf...lets see the checklist...dvds...ramen noodles...rolling papers...fishhooks...

33 posted on 01/16/2012 12:33:22 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: KingofZion
“infant less than one week old”

This is very similar to a late term abortion. The only difference was the baby was not cut into pieces and thrown into a dumpster.

34 posted on 01/16/2012 12:34:26 PM PST by detective
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To: 3catsanadog

thanks for saying that... it always makes me crazy when people excuse that too.
They usually point out that “they were not used to” dealing w/the child so that is why they forgot it, but remembered their briefcase and dry cleaning.


35 posted on 01/16/2012 1:17:16 PM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: momtothree

The 3,000 Block of Channing is not one of the rougher places in DC, In fact it isn’t a bad neighborhood as far as Washington neighborhoods are concerned.

It is not far from the DC line Between South Dakota and New York Avenue’s , Bladensburg Rd. and New York Ave.


36 posted on 01/16/2012 1:39:42 PM PST by Venturer
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To: AnTiw1

Sorry.

Obviously, as FReepers, we agree that abortion is horrific & a national crime. But I do believe, IMHO, that the “industry” as sanitized itself in the public arena. I was always “pro-life”, but I truthfully didn’t give it much thought. It seemed like this nice little clinical, surgical procedure. Then one day, something moved me to start reading. When I realized the absolute horrifying nature of what is actually done & how truly evil these people are, I’ve never looked at it the same

I wish more people knew the truth. That’s why I support showing graphic images of aborted babies - torn apart, dismembered, & bloody. People need to wake up.


37 posted on 01/16/2012 1:48:03 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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