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(Orlando Sentinel)   Good news: Your state is well on its way to breaking a record. Bad news: It's for most children killed because their parents left them in a hot car   ( divider line
    More: Florida, Richard Schwamm, San Francisco State University, child deaths  
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2013-06-26 05:14:36 AM  
2 votes:
Look on the bright side. They probably weren't going to be raised right anyway.
2013-06-26 07:07:17 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: Florida law allows a parent to leave a child younger than 6 alone in a car for up to 15 minutes if the engine has been turned off.

Heatstroke happens when body temperature rises to dangerous levels and the body cannot cool itself quickly enough. If parked in direct sunlight, temperatures inside a car can spike as much as 20 degrees within 10 minutes.

So, uh, maybe the law needs to change to not allow them to leave them so long?
2013-06-26 06:55:26 AM  
1 vote:

No Time To Explain: /how the fark do you "unintentionally" forget you left the baby/kid you're taking care of in the car

Same way you forget to turn off the stove and your house burns down.

It's exhaustion - the real kind, not the Lohan kind. I never left my kids in the car like that, but I have never been so tired in my life as when my kids were babies. You put the kid in the car, they fall asleep, you're such a sleep-deprived zombie that you space off the kid. Usually you can compensate for the sleep deprivation by going on autopilot, but good farking luck if there's a change in schedules one day.
2013-06-26 06:36:53 AM  
1 vote:

No Time To Explain: "Statistics show that about 18 percent of children who die of heatstroke were intentionally left behind, Schwamm said. A little more than half were unintentionally forgotten by a caregiver and about 30 percent locked themselves inside of a car, he said"

/how the fark do you "unintentionally" forget you left the baby/kid you're taking care of in the car, they're not keys you accidentally locked in

There are a large number of articles dedicated to the subject trying to justify it... I personally believe the overwhelming majority of "accidental" leavings are the direct result of substance abuse, and its just usually very hard to prove it.  But I read some agonizing stories.. like a guy who somehow forgot to drop his kid at daycare and left him in the car at work... his car alarm went off like  three times and he just kept turning it off remotely "because i looked out the window and didnt see anybody near the car".  I dont know how he didnt kill himself from the guilt.

farking morons belong in prison, "accident" or not.
2013-06-26 05:18:20 AM  
1 vote:
Just think of it as very late term abortion, they're not really people. Right?
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