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So depressing, what is wrong with the judicial system?

post #1 of 14
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http://www.wlwt.com/news/14049501/detail.html


How long is this going to allowed to keep happening. Not all cases should be prosecuted I admit, but this one is CLASSIC, and SHOULD be prosecuted but because the mother is an Assistant Principal that makes a difference?

I feel sick. That sweet baby is in Heaven now, that is my consolation and I need to focus on that and only that.
post #2 of 14
I hope that voters remember this case, when that prosecutor comes up for re-election. At the least, she should have been prosecuted for child neglect and IMO this was criminally negligent homicide.


In the same vein, one of my blogger friends posted about a case in Nevada, this week. A father left his daughter in his car, while he was disporting himself in a brothel. Brothel employees spotted the child and called police. The father was arrested and is being vigorously prosecuted. Fortunately, in this case, the child survived. According to my friend, who lives in the Reno area, temps have been up around 100, the past week or so.
post #3 of 14
I hadn't heard that bit about her moving the car and such.

It's been all over the news here, and it's sad, but pretty obvious it wasn't on purpose. Still. I can't believe they didn't press charges. If you 'forgot' your child at home all day and something happened you'd get charged...
post #4 of 14
It seems like this summer is the first we've really hard about a lot of these cases, and they sure seem rampant. Something must be done. When someone goes home from the hospital with a new baby, the doctor needs to give them one of those alert monitors that go on the carseat buckles. Maybe we can come up with some sort of microchipping (I don't mean to sound inhumane) where if the baby's temperature rises above a safe level, authorities are notified or something. I am sure that's totally unrealistic. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a viable way to end this problem. It's so sad.
post #5 of 14
Greenvillegal, I wish this were the first year these stories were on the rise. I used to belong to a forum that posted these stories regularly. These hot-car-death things have been going on forever. They've also been getting minimal prosecution forever.

It's ridiculous. Like I said in another thread, if you're too dumb to NOT ROAST YOUR CHILD TO DEATH IN A HOT CAR, you need to go to jail. It's very simple. Don't kill your kids.
post #6 of 14
What's wrong with the judicial system? In most places, judges, district attorneys, and so forth are elected officials. They get elected to their position based on being a candidate that appeals to the most people, not based on their qualifications for the job. So you get people in there that don't know what they're doing. And owing those who supported their campaign with $$$$.

I think all these kinds of jobs should be filled by hiring the best people they can find to do those jobs, and they can then hold those jobs as long as they continue doing good work, just like any other job.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by JenC511 View Post
Greenvillegal, I wish this were the first year these stories were on the rise. I used to belong to a forum that posted these stories regularly. These hot-car-death things have been going on forever. They've also been getting minimal prosecution forever.

It's ridiculous. Like I said in another thread, if you're too dumb to NOT ROAST YOUR CHILD TO DEATH IN A HOT CAR, you need to go to jail. It's very simple. Don't kill your kids.
Or, please get spayed.
post #8 of 14
I've been following this case in absolute stunned disbelief.

I guess I can understand it more, the "forgetting" thing, when the baby is under a year old. It's still a new thing to remember. (Not that I can understand this at ALL, but...) But this child was 2 years old. And she had been warned twice in the prior 2 days not to leave the kid in the car unattended. And she had been formally warned for doing the same thing last year. Don't you think something should have clicked?

Was it on purpose? Gosh I sure hope not. But was it reckless endangerment? Oh heck yes it was! I don't care if she dropped to her knees and said she didn't deserve to live when they told her that her child was dead. She managed to remember the older child just fine, but there was a history of leaving this one in the car. And now she's dead. Doesn't anyone else find that a little odd?
post #9 of 14
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I guess if you are an Asst. Principal you are allowed to kill your child and get away with it.
post #10 of 14
From what I understand of the case, they said the laws of Ohio say "accidental neglect" isn't a basis for a criminal case. They couldn't prove she did it on purpose, so she can't be charged as a criminal. (Please, someone correct me if I'm wrong). So, it wouldn't be the DA or the lawyers to blame, it would be the state legislatures.
post #11 of 14
ckblv, way ahead of you! I'm not yet spayed (for some reason, it's okay to have kids at 24, but try finding someone to tie your tubes!). In any case, obviously, if you're too dumb to have kids, you shouldn't have them. As our society cannot dictate childbearing practices, we have to resort to criminally punishing people who kill their kids.

In cases like this, it's impossible to prove intent (unless the parent tells everyone they're going to kill their kid). Prosecute all of them. We're not talking about leaving the iron on or the windows down in your car...we're talking about killing another human being. It's a crime to leave your pets in a hot car. Simply excusing this behavior by saying, "They've suffered enough," is absurd.
post #12 of 14
if she went back to her car 5 times and moved it once it kinda sounds like she knew the baby was in the car
post #13 of 14
It was almost 100 degrees that day! When she was on the news she didn't cry about the loss of her child or about the suffering that poor child went through. She cried because she was worried about what people would think about HER.
post #14 of 14
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if she went back to her car 5 times and moved it once it kinda sounds like she knew the baby was in the car
I wondered about that, too.
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