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(KSN Wichita)   Mother fined $5,000 for not having any tall counters, shelves, cupboards, or side pockets   (ksn.com) divider line 20
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2013-02-23 01:35:32 PM
5 votes:
If you can't keep your phone out of the hands of your one year old, maybe you shouldn't have one. (one year old)
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 12:49:40 PM
3 votes:
Does she have 911 on speed dial or something?

Cell phones are designed to call 911. I assume that's a law; if not it's a standard feature. I've heard of phones that when "locked" will go into a special 911 mode where they ignore all key presses except 9, then ignore all key presses except for 1, then ignore all key presses except 1, then call the cops. Instead of having to press thousands of buttons at random to dial 911 you only have to press ~50 (depending on how many non-numeric buttons you have).
2013-02-23 02:12:12 PM
2 votes:

Ithaca_StLondon: johnsoninca: While they were dealing with her child's 911 calls, three violent fugitives pulled off a jail escape, seven neighborhood children went missing, and a "sloth" man was spotted at a local restaurant.
This.

16 times?
The first time would be one time too many and she calls this an honest mistake.


And seven times in one day. She says she was in the bathroom the whole time, but an officer somehow gave her a verbal warning after the sixth that day.

It's really not that hard to put a cellphone out of reach of a 1 year old.
2013-02-23 01:52:56 PM
2 votes:
I'm shocked that no one has pointed out that the article says $6,000 and the headline says $5,000.

Anyway, I feel bad for the kid.  If that parent is so bad about keeping a cell phone away from their kid, even after being explicitly warned about it, then I doubt the rest of the house is properly kid-proofed.
2013-02-23 01:52:05 PM
2 votes:
So my toddler loves phones. Mr. Mystapler and I decided to give her one of our old deactivated phones to play with. We even charged it so the keys would make noise when pressed. She loved it! She was happily pressing buttons, and we were happily watching her. Then, we heard, "911, what's your emergency?" We both said oh shiate, grabbed the phone, but by that time the operator had hung up already. That is how we discovered that even deactivated phones can call 911. That being said, we decided to buy her a toy phone and keep the real ones out of her reach. Not that difficult. No reason to let the kid call so many times, unless you are using an app as a babysitter or something.
2013-02-23 01:26:34 PM
2 votes:
After reading the article, this looks like a case of criminal stupidity. After this happened once, a normally intelligent person could be expected to take measures to prevent the child from calling 911 again.

But if stupidity were outlawed ... well, we'd all be outlaws. I am amazed and puzzled by the number of people who leave their cellphones lying around on their desk or tables or what not. Then again, I'm so paranoid and bourgeois that I don't like to leave small change in my desk.

The Scottish leagal system has three possible verdicts: guilty, innocent and not-proven. I think this would be a good addition to any legal system, but another reform might be to add a verdict of stupidity. Maybe it would be the same thing as "criminal negligeance", but maybe not. What if instead of being totally liable for the costs of "criminal negligeance" in the first case, you could be convicted of "criminal stupidity" and fined on a scale, a small sum for first offence, a much larger sum for second offence, and so forth, until you go to jail.

People who are accidentally stupid (using accident in the philosophical sense) would have their wrists slapped, while people who are essentially stupid (as some people are "essential" snobs according to the author of The Book of Snobs) would find their stupidity costly.

We are all accidentally stupid from time to time because humans just don't think or care as much as they could and should, but the real stupids would eventually be locked up for the safety of all concerned. We could draw a line in the sand that we are willing to defend and pay for, and eventually there wouldn't be enough stupids to hold back Civilization. They'd be given simple chores to do that even stupid people would have a hard time farking up and trained to think and be considerate (this latter being as important as the former because a lot of stupidity is lack of consideration).

And they could all be given a copy of Steve Allen's Dumbth and be taught to read it, as well as manuals, instructions, posted speed limits, etc.
2013-02-23 01:11:58 PM
2 votes:

monty666: That doesn't seem fair, but you can see why the penalties are in place.

I would sell the kid to pay the fine if it were me.


why not fair? mom simply has to keep the phone away from the child. a police person who gets killed in an accident while zooming to respond to the kiddie's 15th 911 call, that's unfair.

/ she should have sold the kid after the 2nd 911 misdial
2013-02-23 01:04:06 PM
2 votes:
A fine for not putting things out of reach of your brat?

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2013-02-23 12:46:44 PM
2 votes:

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Does she have 911 on speed dial or something?


Smartphones have an "Emergency Call" button on the lock screen.
2013-02-23 12:28:11 PM
2 votes:
Does she have 911 on speed dial or something? That's not a real bright thing to do, especially if you have kids and don't know how to put your phone away or keep it with you at all times.

/hopes she doesn't have firearms as well if she can't even secure a phone from a toddler
2013-02-23 11:48:53 AM
2 votes:
She didn't learn to take her phone into the bathroom with her after the first time?
2013-02-23 11:32:14 AM
2 votes:
While they were dealing with her child's 911 calls, three violent fugitives pulled off a jail escape, seven neighborhood children went missing, and a "sloth" man was spotted at a local restaurant.
2013-02-23 08:01:50 PM
1 votes:
The article says 16 times, but later indicates it may have been 6 or 7.

Either way, that's too many times for a toddler to accidently dial a phone to the same number, and she deserves a fine. Perhaps she should get a playpen if she's going to leave the kid unsupervised for a few minutes and the kid gets into that much trouble....just luck the kid hasn't seriously injured herself.
2013-02-23 04:19:01 PM
1 votes:
They should have popped her for child endangerment.  If those cops had seen a hard, shiny object in the kid's hand, he'd have been shot.
2013-02-23 02:14:32 PM
1 votes:

mystapler: So my toddler loves phones. Mr. Mystapler and I decided to give her one of our old deactivated phones to play with. We even charged it so the keys would make noise when pressed. She loved it! She was happily pressing buttons, and we were happily watching her. Then, we heard, "911, what's your emergency?" We both said oh shiate, grabbed the phone, but by that time the operator had hung up already. That is how we discovered that even deactivated phones can call 911. That being said, we decided to buy her a toy phone and keep the real ones out of her reach. Not that difficult. No reason to let the kid call so many times, unless you are using an app as a babysitter or something.


This is what the iPod touch is for. Looks just like mommy's phone, plays games, can't call 911.
2013-02-23 02:01:29 PM
1 votes:

mystapler: So my toddler loves phones. Mr. Mystapler and I decided to give her one of our old deactivated phones to play with. We even charged it so the keys would make noise when pressed. She loved it! She was happily pressing buttons, and we were happily watching her. Then, we heard, "911, what's your emergency?" We both said oh shiate, grabbed the phone, but by that time the operator had hung up already. That is how we discovered that even deactivated phones can call 911. That being said, we decided to buy her a toy phone and keep the real ones out of her reach. Not that difficult. No reason to let the kid call so many times, unless you are using an app as a babysitter or something.


This. The "parent" in TFA needs to try becoming one.
2013-02-23 01:21:19 PM
1 votes:
If you can't keep your phone out of the hands of your one year old, maybe you shouldn't have one. (phone)
2013-02-23 01:07:46 PM
1 votes:

monty666: That doesn't seem fair, but you can see why the penalties are in place.

I would sell the kid to pay the fine if it were me.


It would be unfair if they hit her with a fine on the first call.  But that's not what happened.  Mom let this crap go on for weeks before they hit her with a fine.  Then she calls it an "honest mistake".  Self-centered c00nt.
2013-02-23 01:06:41 PM
1 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: hey i could sure use $5000 fine me next!!


Your comment makes no sense. RTFA.

Are you sniffing glue or something?
2013-02-23 01:02:31 PM
1 votes:

johnsoninca: While they were dealing with her child's 911 calls, three violent fugitives pulled off a jail escape, seven neighborhood children went missing, and a "sloth" man was spotted at a local restaurant.

This.

16 times?
The first time would be one time too many and she calls this an honest mistake.
 
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