Skip to comments.9-1-1 tapes released in baby car death
Posted on 08/04/2005 7:05:52 PM PDT by WestTexasWend
The death of a 1-year-old boy is prompting a local day care to change its policy. Madison's Place Daycare will now call every parent if a child is not dropped off by 10 a.m. The change comes immediately after a Lubbock mother forgot to drop her toddler off at day-care. By the time she remembered, he was dead.
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Last year in Philly they didn't prosecute the old guy that left his grand-daughter in the backseat while he went in for a haircut and to hang out with his buddies.
Basically after he dropped of the girl's mother and his wife he says he didn't know that the toddler was still with him because she slid out of the car seat and on to the floor in the backseat.
Mistakes happen. In our already overflowing prison system, we don't need to be sending parents to jail for a simple but costly mistake that was obvious not their intention.
I agree with that.
Personal responsibility is much less costly and easier to implement...achieving better results.
The day care center may be well-meaning, but they are leaving themselves open to a future lawsuit if, for some reason, they don't call and something happens. Or the mother could say falsely, they never called. The call could be traced and verified, of course, but this should not be the responsibility of the daycare center.
Kinda like "Drug Free Zones" and "Gun Free Zones". Sheesh...do we need the damn government to take responsibility for everything?
Inexplicably, neither parent will face charges.
Something isn't right here. Pardon me if this sounds crude but this woman actually didn't notice a dead body in the back seat of her car? A dead body that had been there for 9 or so hours in a hot car?
In most cases like this the child fequently vomits before expiring. Surely the mother must have noticed an unsual smell? She never looked in her rear view mirror the whole time she was driving? She never looked in the back seat before getting in the car when she left work? This is very strange.
"Forgetting is not a crime"
Forgetting your lunch is an error. I'll bet you she wouldn't have left twenty thousand in cash in the back seat. What value did she place on this child's life?