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(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)   Lawyer for family suing zoo is "outraged" that the zoo would "attack" the poor grieving family by pointing out their son probably wouldn't have died if Mom hadn't lifted him over the safety railing and them dropped him into a wild dog exhbit   (post-gazette.com) divider line 233
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2013-09-12 02:22:05 PM
Robert Mongeluzzi, who represents the Derkosh family, called the zoo's conduct "unconscionable."

"I think blaming the mother is unwarranted and wrong especially given that they were warned by their own employees of that very conduct," he said. "I think their attack on the Derkosh family is awful."


Telling the truth is NOT an attack. God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.
 
2013-09-12 02:24:36 PM
This is the America we've created.

Let's start putting parents over the railings.
 
2013-09-12 02:30:34 PM
I really do feel sorry for the family, but she's a f*cking idiot.
 
2013-09-12 02:34:54 PM
"A dingo ate my baby!".
 
2013-09-12 02:43:39 PM

scottydoesntknow: Robert Mongeluzzi, who represents the Derkosh family, called the zoo's conduct "unconscionable."

"I think blaming the mother is unwarranted and wrong especially given that they were warned by their own employees of that very conduct," he said. "I think their attack on the Derkosh family is awful."

Telling the truth is NOT an attack. God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.


There's no money in personal accountability.
 
2013-09-12 02:44:04 PM
I was almost frantic with concern when I saw this thread go more than 10 minutes without a dingo comment. I was beginning to question everything I know about Fark, whether I had somehow shifted into some alternate reality where nothing made sense anymore, whether everything I had once believed in was dead, gone, destroyed. Thankyou, TheDumbBlonde, for restoring my faith.
 
2013-09-12 02:48:32 PM

TheDumbBlonde: "A dingo ate my baby!".


I was visiting Australia around the time after Azaria Chamberlain's death by dingo and was amazed the Australians all assumed she and her husband killed the baby. The general public there just couldn't seem to believe a wild dingo could take a nine-week-old baby and eat it. The jokes they made were dark and funny though.

As I'm from Florida, a baby getting killed and eaten by a wild animal isn't unknown. Seemed like the Australian media whipped the public up into a frenzy that the parents killed their baby, instead of believing the more logical cause.

Glad our American media doesn't do the same thing here, mates.
 
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2013-09-12 03:06:59 PM

scottydoesntknow: God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.


This is a woman who named her son "Maddox".  She probably already had a school picked out for the two year old.
 
2013-09-12 03:14:16 PM

wee: scottydoesntknow: God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.

This is a woman who named her son "Maddox".  She probably already had a school picked out for the two year old.


maybe she wasn't careless when she held the kid over the railing. maybe the kid jumped becasue his mom named him Maddox. I guess it's still her fault though.
 
2013-09-12 03:28:37 PM

wee: scottydoesntknow: God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.

This is a woman who named her son "Maddox".  She probably already had a school picked out for the two year old.


Look, what part of Mom's story DON'T you understand?  The Plexiglass was DIRTY and HER son has VISION PROBLEMS!  So, OF COURSE she had to hoist him over the saftey railing and dangle him 15 feet over a pit of hungry predators, so he could get a better look.   AND There were NO signs saying that it could be dangerous to deliberatly bypass the Zoo's safety measures ANYWHERE.  Not to mention the Zooo CLEARLY should have provided some sort of complimentary Safety harness so she could hang on better, and Finally, what kind of negligent, poorly run Zoo doesn't have crack snipers with tranquilizer guns stationed at all their exhibit just in case a vistor makes a perfectly reasonable minor mistake and needs the Zoo staff to instantly rescue them?

It's simply MONSTROUS  that instead of fesing up to thie rmisdeed and abjectly apologizing with a 7 figure check, the Zoo has the copper-plated GALL to suggest MOM is somehow the one at fault here....
 
2013-09-12 03:29:09 PM
Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?
 
2013-09-12 03:30:52 PM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: scottydoesntknow: Robert Mongeluzzi, who represents the Derkosh family, called the zoo's conduct "unconscionable."

"I think blaming the mother is unwarranted and wrong especially given that they were warned by their own employees of that very conduct," he said. "I think their attack on the Derkosh family is awful."

Telling the truth is NOT an attack. God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.

There's no money in personal accountability.


CORRECTION:
There's no money in TAKING personal accountability.

/there's bail bonding, repossession services, eviction services, pawn brokering, paycheck loans, title loans, etc, etc, etc
 
2013-09-12 03:31:49 PM

Ennuipoet: This is the America we've created.

Let's start putting lawyers  parents over the railings.



ftfm.
 
2013-09-12 03:31:55 PM
I'm pretty sure her son would have died no matter what. Might not be in this day but eventually he would have died.
 
2013-09-12 03:32:18 PM
Never mind all that.  Who do the dogs pick to go to the Super Bowl?
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2013-09-12 03:32:36 PM

AirForceVet: TheDumbBlonde: "A dingo ate my baby!".

I was visiting Australia around the time after Azaria Chamberlain's death by dingo and was amazed the Australians all assumed she and her husband killed the baby. The general public there just couldn't seem to believe a wild dingo could take a nine-week-old baby and eat it. The jokes they made were dark and funny though.

As I'm from Florida, a baby getting killed and eaten by a wild animal isn't unknown. Seemed like the Australian media whipped the public up into a frenzy that the parents killed their baby, instead of believing the more logical cause.

Glad our American media doesn't do the same thing here, mates.


Seems like that's backwards.  I'd assume many more kids are killed by their parents, either overtly or through neglect or accident, than are eaten by wild animals.
 
2013-09-12 03:32:45 PM
I'm impressed the zoo has the balls to counter-blame the parent.  Usually they just shut-up and settle, no?
 
2013-09-12 03:32:51 PM

R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?


Should have pressed them immediately  but this is shiatsberg, so you're dealing with a mass population of retards, corrupt pigs, and a court system designed to give a cheap squeak to anyone who isn't black.
 
2013-09-12 03:33:56 PM
Why is this mother not on trial for child endangerment at the least?  You dropped your baby into a pit of wild animals you crazy biatch.  Kill yourself.
 
2013-09-12 03:34:00 PM
At least the lawyer didn't accuse her of trying to profit from the kids death.  I'd say he showed pretty good restraint on that part.
 
2013-09-12 03:34:03 PM

wee: scottydoesntknow: God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.

This is a woman who named her son "Maddox".  She probably already had a school picked out for the two year old.


No.  It wasn't just Maddox.  It was  Maddox Derkosh.  I'm fairly certain that in 30 or 40 years he would have been holding Europe hostage from within Kazakhstan with a stolen MIRV ICMB.

This was for the best.
 
2013-09-12 03:34:19 PM
It is people like this waste of oxygen that  we lose things like zoos. Its tragic the boy? died but using this as an opportunity for a payday is just beyond awful. I hope the mother gets Lou Gehrig's disease.
 
2013-09-12 03:34:54 PM
I guess she proved late term abortions are possible without a jail term.
 
2013-09-12 03:36:09 PM

R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?


That's cute.  Everyone knows only fathers can be guilty of gross negligence and neglect.
 
2013-09-12 03:36:14 PM
I did feel bad for her, but not anymore.  She did something incredibly stupid with her kid, and while we all do it to some degree, her mistake had tragic consequences.  Instead of learning from that, she's obviously ignored the incredible guilt she feels because if I were her, there would have been no way on god's green earth that I wouldn't have plunged down into that pit to die with my son as well after doing something so so SOOOOO stupid.

Amazingly, I've taken both of my kids to that zoo, and neither one has been mauled to death by animals.  Guess we're just anomalies.
 
2013-09-12 03:37:42 PM
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2013-09-12 03:38:27 PM

wee: scottydoesntknow: God forbid she actually owns up to her actions.

This is a woman who named her son "Maddox".  She probably already had a school picked out for the two year old.


Dumbass Elementary.
 
2013-09-12 03:40:11 PM
Really? No one has posted this yet?
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2013-09-12 03:40:30 PM

R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?


They would have to prove she deliberately dropped the kid and that is not an easy thing to do.
 
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2013-09-12 03:41:21 PM

Magorn: It's simply MONSTROUS  that instead of fesing up to thie rmisdeed and abjectly apologizing with a 7 figure check, the Zoo has the copper-plated GALL to suggest MOM is somehow the one at fault here....


This is so common it amazes me. I run a rental building and during showings bring people to the roofdeck to let them see it. All the time, mom or dad will lift 3 year old Ayden over the brick railing for a better view. Or my personal favorite, when adults allow their toddlers to run around willy nilly in the dog run and let them pull the dog's ears. Cause you know, when the kid gets bit its the DOG'S fault, amiright?
 
2013-09-12 03:41:43 PM
"it's sad to see a family torn apart...

...by a pack of wild dogs"
-Jack Handey
 
2013-09-12 03:42:25 PM

R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?


This
 
2013-09-12 03:42:32 PM

MBooda: Never mind all that.  Who do the dogs pick to go to the Super Bowl?
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The Longhorns.  Wild dogs want steak.  To win the superbowl.
 
2013-09-12 03:44:50 PM
Darwinism by proxy.

Stupid woman reproduces and then does something stupid resulting in the death of her little snowflake. Stupid genes removed from gene pool, all's well. It's a shame though that the woman didn't jump in after the kid and get mauled to death herself. That would have been hilarious.

/yes, a window seat will be fine thanks.
 
2013-09-12 03:45:35 PM

monoski: R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?

This


If she didn't sue the zoo, I would say let her go without charges. Its a tragedy enough, and obviously a stupid (really, really really stupid) mistake. Taking personal responsibility for killing your own child is punishment enough.

But now that's she's trying to shift blame onto the zoo... I saw make her pay. She's obviously learned nothing.
 
2013-09-12 03:45:54 PM

grimlock1972: R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?

They would have to prove she deliberately dropped the kid and that is not an easy thing to do.


Even for endangering a child? Lifting them over the friggin railing and dropping them is negligent
 
2013-09-12 03:46:37 PM
zoo should counter-sue for the cost of replacing the endangered animal they had to shoot in attempting to save the kid.
 
2013-09-12 03:47:45 PM

grimlock1972: R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?

They would have to prove she deliberately dropped the kid and that is not an easy thing to do.


It doesn't have to be murder.  There are other charges such as child endangerment and even criminally negligent homocide.
 
2013-09-12 03:48:14 PM

Lollipop165: Magorn: It's simply MONSTROUS  that instead of fesing up to thie rmisdeed and abjectly apologizing with a 7 figure check, the Zoo has the copper-plated GALL to suggest MOM is somehow the one at fault here....

This is so common it amazes me. I run a rental building and during showings bring people to the roofdeck to let them see it. All the time, mom or dad will lift 3 year old Ayden over the brick railing for a better view. Or my personal favorite, when adults allow their toddlers to run around willy nilly in the dog run and let them pull the dog's ears. Cause you know, when the kid gets bit its the DOG'S fault, amiright?


They've wrapped their world in foam and have assumed everybody else has done the same. It all comes back to that false sense of parental entitlement. The world is supposed to cater to them now because they made a baby.
 
2013-09-12 03:48:27 PM
this is like the mom dropping her kid off the roof of a tall building. then blaming the city and the building for the kid hitting the sidewalk.you know, because they own the sidewalk.. pretty damn dumb..

/it is tragic though
 
2013-09-12 03:49:17 PM
Normally I'd agree that blaming a parent for a death in the midst of a lawsuit is scummy, but it appears warranted in this case.

Why the fark do people not understand that safety warnings apply to them, too? It's not like a speed limit or some stupid rule that is annoying and seemingly designed only to give govt entities an excuse to fine you.

It's an actual safety measure designed to keep you from dying. Why the fark do people ignore shiat like that? So the kid can get a better look at a bunch of dogs?

I feel certain she'll be blaming herself for his death until she herself dies. And she should. Because it is her fault, if the situation is as the story describes.

I've seen people prop their very young children on the railing at the zoo. Idiots.
 
2013-09-12 03:50:57 PM

Ennuipoet: This is the America we've created.

Let's start putting parents over the railings.


Sometimes you just have to go with the America that you have instead of the America that you wish you had.

/we really do need to fill up the 'B' Ark soon and launch it
 
2013-09-12 03:52:26 PM
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2013-09-12 03:52:55 PM

R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?


Criminal negligence or involuntary manslaughter? Hmmm.

You're right though. She should be held accountable and her attorney should face some discipline for even entertaining the idea of suing.
 
2013-09-12 03:53:25 PM

bborchar: grimlock1972: R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?

They would have to prove she deliberately dropped the kid and that is not an easy thing to do.

It doesn't have to be murder.  There are other charges such as child endangerment and even criminally negligent homocide.


Reckless endangerment spring quickly to mind as a slam-dunk in this case.  I figure the non-chares are a case of the prosecutors figuring that she's been punished enough for her stupidity and that jail isn't going to do anyone any good.
 
2013-09-12 03:53:59 PM
There's just so much about this story that I cannot understand.  Firstly, how anyone could be stupid enough to hold their baby over a pit of wild animals, and secondly, how you could drop your baby into a pit of wild animals and not immediately jump in after him to try and protect him until help arrived.  To drop your baby, and then just stand up there and do nothing to try and help, is just farking incomprehensible to me.
 
2013-09-12 03:54:03 PM
Maddox died Nov. 4

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A firetruck came to rescue him but it looked like this
 
2013-09-12 03:54:49 PM
Don't get me wrong, she most likely was just really REALLY stupid, and is heartbroken that her stupidity resulted in the death of her kid. It's damn sad. She really needs to be taken out of society if she is in fact that stupid though.
 
2013-09-12 03:55:03 PM

bborchar: grimlock1972: R.A.Danny: Why haven't charges been pressed against the mother?

They would have to prove she deliberately dropped the kid and that is not an easy thing to do.

It doesn't have to be murder.  There are other charges such as child endangerment and even criminally negligent homocide.


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