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Baby left in hot car in Arlington dies
  • novasteve July 18, 2013 - 12:24 pm #80467 Reply

    Guess the slap on the wrist she will get.

    halj July 18, 2013 - 12:33 pm #80469 Reply

    Guess?  Is that what you lawyers do?  I put my money on a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than five years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both.  That and a lifetime of regret, etc.  

    Razbo Oscar July 18, 2013 - 12:40 pm #80471 Reply

    My guess is the knee – she’ll get a slap on the knee.

    Sunshine July 18, 2013 - 12:42 pm #80472 Reply

    Does anyone remember this woman from last year? She left her child in the car not once but twice. The second time, he died. She got probation and community service.

    http://bristowbeat.com/news/bristow-mother-pleads-guilty-receives-probation-for-death-of-child-left-in-car/

    novasteve July 18, 2013 - 12:43 pm #80473 Reply

    I don’t think she will get any jail. She will at worst get a suspended sentence.

     

    What a way, not saying she did it, but what a way if you didn’t want kids anymore, you could just leave them to die in a car, then go to the hospital to make it look like it was an accident, and you get a slap on the wrist.. Giving slaps on the wrist will allow kids to be killed. Don’t pretend that there aren’t people out there who kill their own kids. It’s a lot more common than people would like to admit.

    Dezlboy July 18, 2013 - 1:11 pm #80480 Reply

    @NS wrote, “Giving slaps on the wrist will allow kids to be killed.”

    Do you think a severe penalty deters others from either purposely killing their cars in the backseat? Do you think a severe penalty prevents others from accidentally leaving kid in a car (as in forgetting kid as in car)?

    halj July 18, 2013 - 1:19 pm #80484 Reply

    Bad, dezlboy.  You were supposed to give your guess.  So far we have:

    - a term of imprisonment of not less than one year nor more than five years, or in the discretion of the jury or the court trying the case without a jury, confinement in jail for not more than 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, either or both

    - knee

    - probation

    - no jail time/suspended sentence (while setting a model for future child murder)

     

    Captain_Obvious July 18, 2013 - 1:21 pm #80486 Reply

    My guess is she may OR may not receive any punishment.

    novasteve July 18, 2013 - 1:23 pm #80488 Reply

    It would surely prevent people who make it look like an accident, because they would get more than a slap on a wrist. And for people who are genuinely negligent, it might make them exercise more care.

     

    If you think nothing can make these people be more careful, then perhaps you have suggestions or are we just going to have to accept that these people will kill their kids through negligence?

    elerman July 18, 2013 - 2:06 pm #80509 Reply

    The correct answer is knee.

    Dezlboy July 18, 2013 - 2:46 pm #80536 Reply

    @NS (sort of asked), “If you think nothing can make these people be more careful, then perhaps you have suggestions or are we just going to have to accept that these people will kill their kids through negligence?”

    Wrong. Did I ever say that nothing can make “these people” be more careful?  Here are some ideas.

    1. Public Awareness Campaigns consisting of  TV and Radio messages, leaflets, signs at store fronts.

    2. Publicizing incidents (pretty well covered by news media)

    2. Signage in parking lots and entrances of stores

    Bottom Line: Education, Awareness, Everyday…..

     

    3. Safety cards urging driver to “look before they lock” as well as  steps at http://www.kidsandcars.org/userfiles/dangers/heat-stroke/look-before-you-lock-back.pdf

    Dezlboy July 18, 2013 - 2:47 pm #80537 Reply

    Oh…..I forgot.  The answer is not a slap. It’s a flick of the index finger on left earlobe.

    novasteve July 18, 2013 - 2:56 pm #80538 Reply

    Do we also need signs to say “please don’t drive into the storefront as well as don’t forget your baby in the car”?

     

    “please don’t drive your burning car into a gas station”

     

     

    Quoth the Raven July 18, 2013 - 2:57 pm #80539 Reply

    Of course it’s the LEFT earlobe, because this is Arlington, home of the libby, non-smoking, auto driving. etc., etc…

    halj July 18, 2013 - 3:02 pm #80541 Reply

    Do we also need signs to say “please don’t drive into the storefront as well as don’t forget your baby in the car”?

    No, as that sign would cause mass confusion for people who have no baby in their car causing a few more crashes into storefronts.  We need one sign that says “Do the right thing”.  That’ll cover all cases and without making the sign company proprietors as wealthy as a firefighter.  You could even hang that sign near public parks without drawing the ire of malcontent conservatives.

    Looks like earlobe and knee are the frontrunners.  When do the polls close?

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