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One arrested after baby dies in hot car in S. Wichita
KWCH ^ | July 25, 2014 | Angela Smith

Posted on 07/25/2014 1:27:49 PM PDT by eccentric

Wichita police say a 10-month-old baby was left alone in a hot car for two to two and a half hours Thursday afternoon. The girl was found dead at around 6:40 pm in the 1500 block of S. Topeka.

Police say the girl's 29-year-old foster father picked her up from a babysitter at around 4:00 in the afternoon. They returned to the home along with a five-year-old child. Police say, somehow, the child was left behind in the car as the 29-year-old and the 5-year-old went inside.

The foster father's partner, a 26-year-old man who is also a foster parent, was in the backyard when they came home and didn't realize the young girl was not inside.

Police say the two were watching TV when they realized the girl was not in the house. They found the girl unresponsive, brought her inside and called 911.

Emergency crews were dispatched to the home and pronounced the girl dead.

Police took both men in for questioning, then arrested the 29-year-old on one count of Aggravated Child Endangerment. Police expect to present their case to the District Attorney's Office next week.

Police say the girl has lived with the foster parents since last fall, and they were in the process of adopting her. They adopted five and seven year old children. Those two were taken into police protective custody.

Three other foster children live in the home, they are staying with other family members.

Police do not know how hot it was in the car when the girl was found.

Police are tracking down family members before releasing any names.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: baby; death; gay; gayguyparants; hotcar
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No info on the parents, but the news report showed the grandmother who said she had just gotten out of the hospital.

Good thing they took the other kids into "protective custody." /sarc

1 posted on 07/25/2014 1:27:49 PM PDT by eccentric
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To: eccentric

The foster father’s partner, a 26-year-old man who is also a foster parent, was in the backyard when they came home and didn’t realize the young girl was not inside.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 1:30:11 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Mercat

Do they mean the foster father has a homosexual partner???


3 posted on 07/25/2014 1:31:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: eccentric

What is up with all these stories over the last few weeks of children dying in hot vehicles? Are the parents really that stupid?


4 posted on 07/25/2014 1:32:51 PM PDT by animal172 (Calling Thomas Jefferson)
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To: eccentric

I have raised a 10 month old. The silence is hard to ignore. They’re never silent except when sleeping.


5 posted on 07/25/2014 1:33:07 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yes, that was the way I was reading it. Two gay men with multiple children and/or foster children living with them. What could go wrong?


6 posted on 07/25/2014 1:33:49 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Sounds like it to me.


7 posted on 07/25/2014 1:33:56 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: eccentric

This is a bit difficult to understand.

I guess there are two foster parents, both men. Must be a couple. But the writing is crappy. Too much change the World not enough Who, What, When, Where, How and Why in J-School anymore.

The tragedy is that this happens. It has happened for years. It is almost always unintentional. I fear we just hear more about it today than we have in the past.


8 posted on 07/25/2014 1:34:44 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: eccentric
problem solved: state is going to have more foster home inspections http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Baby-dies-after-left-in-hot-car-268540742.html?// ‪#‎KAKENews
9 posted on 07/25/2014 1:35:47 PM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: animal172

This is the new hobby horse of the media.


10 posted on 07/25/2014 1:35:54 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: NEMDF

Breeding future homosexuals. The New America of Obamaland


11 posted on 07/25/2014 1:36:00 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: animal172

They should start imprisoning people who “forget” that their child is in the car. Even those for whom it is a lapse in memory. Hard time for each child’s death.


12 posted on 07/25/2014 1:37:06 PM PDT by punknpuss
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To: Mercat

“The foster father’s partner, a 26-year-old man who is also a foster parent, was in the backyard when they came home and didn’t realize the young girl was not inside.”

Mentally ill people shouldn’t “play parent”; these people are insane (and were deemed so by the medical field until that was changed for purely political reasons decades ago).


13 posted on 07/25/2014 1:37:38 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: eccentric

Right. Because this sort of thing is intentional.

People are just way too busy. They get busy an forge about the fact that they have the kid in the back seat.


14 posted on 07/25/2014 1:37:52 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
I read somewhere that in a gay relationship both parents are referred to as a father.

Not sure if that explains it ,just throwing it out there.

15 posted on 07/25/2014 1:38:04 PM PDT by mware
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To: animal172

People need to get the message that at a minimum they are going to do significant jail time if they allow this to happen, no matter what the excuse. Except for the truly stupid and drink/drug-addled, this type of negligence would probably come to an end quickly once adults realize they will face serious repercussions.


16 posted on 07/25/2014 1:38:28 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Cecily

Someone really needs to comes up with some sort of invention, that triggers an alarm if the baby is still in his/her car seat


17 posted on 07/25/2014 1:40:33 PM PDT by mware
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To: animal172

“What is up with all these stories over the last few weeks of children dying in hot vehicles? Are the parents really that stupid?”

I can think of at least two answers:

1. Things like this simply went unreported in the past.

2. People really are now that stupid.

I am now old, have lived many years including pre-air conditioned times in a hot climate, and have no relatives, friends or neighbors who had such lapses.

I conclude that taken as a whole, Americans are trending down. Common sense is in decline.

Of course my father was born in the same cabin as his mother, not hospitals like my siblings and my wife’s siblings.

We have become far to tolerant of stupidity. Punish it more.


18 posted on 07/25/2014 1:41:00 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

I agree! I watch JEOPARDY every day. The questions are getting easier every year, because we are all being dumbed down


19 posted on 07/25/2014 1:42:16 PM PDT by buffyt (It is not a CHOICE, it is a CHILD OF GOD!)
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To: punknpuss
Right. Because they don't feel bad enough already and we have tons of space in prison for people who are otherwise completely harmless to society.

This sort of thing happens. You can forget that you have your child with you when you go to the store. You can assume your spouse grabbed the kid out of the car when you got home.

These cases are rarely intentional and the amount of anguish that the perpetrator feels must be extreme. Locking them up will solve nothing. Parenting classes will solve nothing. Accidents happen, people are fallible.

20 posted on 07/25/2014 1:42:59 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Mercat
I'm not quite sure how two men were planning to raise a girl. There is a good reason why a normal family has parents of both genders. Otherwise you may get this, or worse.
21 posted on 07/25/2014 1:43:55 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: animal172
Are the parents really that stupid?
In a word YES. It seems every summer these tragedies occur. They cannot grasp the concept of how a car's interior reacts to exposure to high temperatures and sunlight. It doesn't take a PHD in physics understand this. Let's see if this "father" and his "significant other" get the kid glove treatment.
22 posted on 07/25/2014 1:45:03 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: eccentric

Back in the stone age of the public school system, most schools had a course called ‘home-economics’ I think it was learning the basic skills one needed to be a housewife. That was either done away with or changed a great deal. Maybe those classes really were helping girls learn how to care for an infant. Boys should learn too, so they can offer assistance.
The Court System should offer mandatory training programs if they don’t already. Similar to driver’s ed.


23 posted on 07/25/2014 1:45:05 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: jsanders2001

According to KAKE news report: “Jackson, 29, and the other man, 26, have two adopted children and four foster children, including the baby girl they were trying to adopt. The others range in age from from 3 to 18 years old.”
18-year old foster child with 26 & 29 year old men?


24 posted on 07/25/2014 1:46:20 PM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Expect this story to now go away quietly.


25 posted on 07/25/2014 1:48:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: truth_seeker

I assure you the percentage incidents of this type of thing are the same every year. I am in my forties and can remember this sort of thing happening when I was a child.

The difference is that back then we had NO 24/7 news outlets, smart phones, twitter and social media whose entire purpose is to run everyone blood pressure up all the time with the look at me, or look how stupid, evil that one is.

People make mistakes. If an investigation shows that the incident was an accident, what purpose would be served if we incarcerate the person. They are already suffering incredibly.


26 posted on 07/25/2014 1:50:10 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: eccentric
Both realized at the same time the baby was still in the car when "something on TV" jogged their memories, Ojile said, without elaborating.

Call me a homophobe, but guys make terrible moms.

27 posted on 07/25/2014 1:50:53 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: mware

Google “baby car alarm” and there are scores/hundreds, but that won’t eliminate the sad fact that it happens.

https://www.google.com/search?client=opera&q=baby+car+alarm&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest&gws_rd=ssl


28 posted on 07/25/2014 1:51:24 PM PDT by carriage_hill ( Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: Bogey78O

I have raised five ten month olds. They almost universally fall asleep in a car and they are very quiet when sleeping.

If you are not normally transporting a child in the car and that child falls asleep. They could be overlooked once someone reaches their destination.


29 posted on 07/25/2014 1:52:32 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: truth_seeker
I am now old, have lived many years including pre-air conditioned times in a hot climate, and have no relatives, friends or neighbors who had such lapses.

I did a lot of driving around with my uncle when I was young. He went to various businesses, and I stayed in the car. But my uncle was a fan of vintage cars (he restored quite a few,) and refused to own anything more recent than World War II. Those cars had no power locks, power windows, or anything else. I could always roll a window down, or open the door and exit, even if the door was locked from outside (which it wasn't.) It may be that modern, highly automated cars simply don't let you exit if you don't have the keyfob or know to reach for the driver's door and press a certain button.

30 posted on 07/25/2014 1:53:06 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Jim from C-Town
If you are not normally transporting a child in the car and that child falls asleep. They could be overlooked once someone reaches their destination.

I'm sorry but there is NO WAY I would overlook something like that.

31 posted on 07/25/2014 1:54:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: carriage_hill
thanks carriage.

Just so very sad.

32 posted on 07/25/2014 1:55:33 PM PDT by mware
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To: buffyt

“I agree! I watch JEOPARDY every day. The questions are getting easier every year, because we are all being dumbed down”

I’m 66, a baby boomer. A product of the best public schools of my era, California.

My grandfather and father had fought in world wars. All had survived the depression, as well.

So when my generation came along during the fun, peaceful, technology-consumer driven 1950s, we were taught about things that really matters.

I got my behind whacked if I talked back, or disobeyed important rules. Bad grades were not acceptable.

If a kid had little discipline at home, bad or broken home, he went on of two ways: Eventually you stayed away because your own folks said so, and the kid got lousy results, or the kid followed the rules your parents were teaching you.

Today too many kids get little good training at home, and the bad friends overrule the good ones. Schools harm at least as much as they help.

Kids get obese because their parents are too, from eating, not genetics.

In some ways America’s post WWII success, is also our curse. Too much, for too many, for too little.

I think your average kid in Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan gets better educations than ours.


33 posted on 07/25/2014 1:57:07 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Jim from C-Town

There is no excuse for forgetting you are a parent.


34 posted on 07/25/2014 1:57:26 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Mercat

“The foster father’s partner, a 26-year-old man who is also a foster parent, was in the backyard when they came home and didn’t realize the young girl was not inside.”

So how much were these wonderful gay foster guys getting paid per month for these poor kids?


35 posted on 07/25/2014 1:59:58 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, aka, new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

“I assure you the percentage incidents of this type of thing are the same every year. I am in my forties and can remember this sort of thing happening when I was a child.”

I am not convinced it has been a constant rate of such incidents.

Can you show that it is.


36 posted on 07/25/2014 2:00:22 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Greysard

Where did you find this book? Was it a school assignment?
The Wasp Factory has got to be one of the most BIZARRE, ghoulish and violent books I have ever read about. It makes Clockwork Orange sound like a Sunday Picnic with the girl scouts. This Wasp book was released in 1984. The imagery in this book is quite vivid. I would be surprised if no one has attempted to make a movie out of it. Or have they? It is disturbing as can be, but still, it is intriquing in a Dystopian sort of way. The movie would most likely be either rated X, if that is still done, or Not Rated at all, because it fits in no general category except horror.


37 posted on 07/25/2014 2:00:33 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Jim from C-Town

This kind of absurd “accident” should get you jail time. An adult’s negligence (or intent) caused the tortuous death of another human being.


38 posted on 07/25/2014 2:01:35 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Greysard
a normal family has parents of both genders.

Both sexes, not "both genders".

39 posted on 07/25/2014 2:02:11 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: ilovesarah2012

So let’s put them in prison.

this happens very rarely. Around 15 times a year in a country of 300 millions. It Is almost always accidental.

No one excuses it, certainly not the parent that it happens to. I can only imagine the incredible guilt associated with this. That being said. People are people. They are imperfect. Some of the most perfect people are imperfect. I am sure you have made terrible decisions and forgot many important things.

We all make mistakes. Most of us are fortunate enough that our mistakes don’t end a life. Some people are not so fortunate.


40 posted on 07/25/2014 2:02:12 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: mware

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-technology-could-help-prevent-kids-deaths-in-hot-cars/


41 posted on 07/25/2014 2:02:15 PM PDT by lacrew
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To: truth_seeker

http://www.ggweather.com/heat/

(Don’t know anything about this source - just googled it)


42 posted on 07/25/2014 2:06:44 PM PDT by lacrew
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yes.


43 posted on 07/25/2014 2:08:14 PM PDT by Andy'smom (How many more acts of love can we take?)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Unintentional?

If parents continue to be off the hook for everything that will murder this society more definitively than Obama and the stupid congress and the invaders together. And more quickly

I am sick to distraction over parents who will NOT DO their jobs


44 posted on 07/25/2014 2:09:26 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Gays want to have kids for conversation pieces rather than to be real parents. It’s their way of flaunting convention.


45 posted on 07/25/2014 2:11:07 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim from C-Town

There but for the Grace of God go I.


46 posted on 07/25/2014 2:11:13 PM PDT by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: dfwgator

“Gays want to have kids for conversation pieces rather than to be real parents. “

So do an awful lot of other people.

Parents aer not doing their jobs.


47 posted on 07/25/2014 2:14:05 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Please, We let over a million people off the hook for the deliberate murder of pre-born children every year. They are intentionally killing their own kids.

When a child is left in a car it is 99.9999999999999% of the time accidental. Accidents happen.

You can not legislate against this sort of thing. Best approach is to say a prayer for the child and parent and move on. Punishing offenders will not prevent the next child being killed in this manner.

Distraction is exactly what causes this sort of incident.


48 posted on 07/25/2014 2:16:46 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: eccentric

Totally on purpose. Every single time. Car seats are big and impossible to ignore as one is driving.

Time to start prosecuting these parents. Do that and these killers will have to think of other ways to kill their children.


49 posted on 07/25/2014 2:17:23 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Jim from C-Town

I have never forgotten my children were in the car. I have never forgotten my dog was in my car. Some things you make a point not to forget.


50 posted on 07/25/2014 2:22:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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