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Charleston (W.Va.) Police Officer Accused of Leaving Kids in Hot Car
WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | August 29, 2018 | WOWK

Posted on 08/28/2018 11:07:03 PM PDT by Morgana

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A Charleston Police Officer has been accused of leaving his two young sons in a hot car in a parking lot.

According to the criminal complaint, Daniel Goffreda, 32, of Poca, WV, has been charged with two counts of Child Neglect Creating Risk of Injury.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office says Goffreda drove to a Kroger in the Cross Lanes area on Sunday, Agust 26th, 2018 with his 2-year-old and 5-year-old sons in the car.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: cars; children; donutwatch; heatstroke; police; safetynazi; westvirginia

1 posted on 08/28/2018 11:07:03 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

In general, I think there’s far too much hysteria about protecting children these days, but leaving a 2 year old in a hot car with the windows rolled up for 25 minutes is dangerous and could be fatal. Glad someone spotted these kids and got them out.


2 posted on 08/28/2018 11:16:17 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Morgana
I never used a drive-thru until I had 2 little kids. Forget the Krogers, I'll just drive through the McDonald's.

The kids are just about grown up now and I don't remember the last time I went to MickeyD's or BK.

3 posted on 08/28/2018 11:18:40 PM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: Morgana; Chode; snooter55; All

Way to go dumba$$

There was a K9 unit the cop left in the car and the Dog died in I think down in Charlotte the other day.

It doesn’t take much to get HOT in a car without the windows down or A/C on.
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After one hour, the average car is 43 degrees hotter than the outside temperature. After 90 minutes, the average temperature difference is 48 degrees. On a 90-degree day, that equates to 138 degrees—higher than the hottest outdoor temperature ever recorded on earth.

http://acprocold.com/blog/hot-car-get/


4 posted on 08/28/2018 11:25:04 PM PDT by mabarker1 (congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: mabarker1

Something doesn’t look healthy about the officer. Where was the mother, and what shopping took 25 minutes in the store? He was up to no good.


5 posted on 08/28/2018 11:41:30 PM PDT by healy61
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To: healy61

Agree
Its possible he was trying to kill those kids


6 posted on 08/29/2018 12:14:54 AM PDT by silverleaf (A man who kneels for the national anthem doesn't stand for much of anything)
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To: healy61

I had not looked until now. I agree, he looks like he’s been Partying for several days. I’ll guess some Meth in the beginning followed by heavy drinking for a day or two.

I Pray the Boys are OK with no long term effects.

Let’s see if he gets a pass on this in the end after the “shine” wears off the media story...


7 posted on 08/29/2018 1:40:12 AM PDT by mabarker1 (congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

"...hysteria about protecting children these days..."


Agreed. Responding deputies “instructed the older 5 y.o. child to open the door, yet the kid said he didn’t know how” when told, so they shattered the windows.

When I was that age decades ago I was letting myself enter and exit the car on my own. My mom and dad let me buckle myself into the adult seat. Somehow we all managed to survive. If I was to be inadvertently left in a sweltering car, I would have simply opened the door and climbed out.

Those silly child safety locks were similarly not required.
I guess my folks told me not to exit the car at 55 mph on the highway and I believed them.


8 posted on 08/29/2018 1:59:17 AM PDT by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: mabarker1

High 86*F + 23*F =106*F

Add Sun magnified by glass and no wind inside car AND what colour is the car, the darker it is will make it get Hotter.

I say we should lock him in the car in the same conditions for a while.

9 posted on 08/29/2018 2:25:00 AM PDT by mabarker1 (congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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To: Morgana

I guess it depends on the time the kids were left in the car. 7 am? Temp 60 degrees not a problem.

12 noon 86 degrees, problem.


10 posted on 08/29/2018 4:58:26 AM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftists today are speaking as if they plan to commence to commit genocide against conservatives.)
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To: Morgana

Why would he deliberately roll up the windows? Never mind he seemed to be hiding it.

But now, on my soapbox.

Again, this story involves those damn “car seats”.

This is the problem. Dealing with those damn things is a pain, so many would rather leave the kid in the car than get them out and in again, especially for a short visit.

And forcing kids in the BACK seat additionally leads to more people “forgetting” the sleepy kid is in there and they get fried accidentally.

I guarantee this wasn’t much problem in the days before forced subsidizing of Grace and Evenflo.


11 posted on 08/29/2018 6:45:03 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: healy61

Seriously, you’re asking why one would be in the grocery store for 25 min? We take an hour-half for a real shopping run, and for few things can easily end up being about 25.


12 posted on 08/29/2018 6:48:16 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Blue Jays

Exactly.

These damn baby seats are treating them like babies and a 5 yo does not need to be stuck in a bunch of straps.

I am BETTING the 5yo has the deluxe “booster seat”, which looks just like the real serious toddler seat (i.e., looks like a miniature portable legless chair). He has to know how to not only reach around to unbuckle, but to get the strap out of the nooks all over the chair (often includes cup holder!). If you don’t show them, it’s kind of confusing.

We got just plain booster seats for our son when he was “old enough” for the nanny-staters. These are cheap and simple, literally only the bottom, and the strap easily comes off. The child can easily manipulate the shoulder strap.

I’m sick of these safety NAZIs who just create another real problem when solving another possible problem.


13 posted on 08/29/2018 6:56:57 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Chickensoup

Also, how Situated?

Did he deliberately try to park them in a shady area? I can’t really tell what is meant by “back” of the lot in that location, but there are some trees near some edges and the building can shade early or late on one side.

But the whole “back of the lot” makes me think maybe he wanted to hide the fact he didn’t want to remove the kids.


14 posted on 08/29/2018 7:07:50 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: mabarker1

you look crosseyed at the dog and you will be charged with assaulting an officer, they roast one to death and it’s just a dog...


15 posted on 08/29/2018 3:01:07 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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To: Chode

Exactly, I’d like to lock this cop and the one that locked the 2 Boys in the car in Charleston, WVA in a car for a few hours with an Ambient of 100°F. In shackles...


16 posted on 08/29/2018 5:58:34 PM PDT by mabarker1 (congress- the opposite of PROGRESS!!!)
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