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(Gawker)   Remember the story about that father who "forgot" his beloved son in a hot SUV? Turns out he also forgot to delete the browser history after his online research on how long it would take an animal to die if it were trapped in a hot car   (gawker.com) divider line 447
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2014-06-26 02:20:19 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: 8. An IT friend of his family said the "search" on Justin's work computer was from a Reddit article he clicked on, about a dog dying in a hot car. Reading a story counts as a search. Think about that for a second, and think what may be in your own "search" history.


If that's the case, anybody reporting it as a "search" should be ashamed of themselves.
Would be nice if you had a better source than "An IT friend of his family".  Jimmy's such a nice boy.  He helped delete all that malware off of Grandma's Windows XP machine.
 
2014-06-26 02:22:08 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: JackieRabbit: No one is that forgetful especially when it comes to his child.

You mean except for he 15-25 times a year it does happen, right? I got the numbers wrong in my post.


You mean the 15-25 times per year (the source of this claim, in the mostly anecdotal piece, is not cited) when parents claim to have forgotten and there is no evidence to refute the claim. Maybe is does very rarely happen, when the parent involved isn't the primary care-giver of the child. But this guy was looking up how long it takes animals to die in a closed car on his work computer while his son was in the car. Yet what if these two facts are not really connected?. What if his internet search was coincidental? Don't you think that at some point during this search he would have had a eureka moment? The local media is reporting more details. On his way to work, he stopped at a Chic-Fil-A - with the boy - and had breakfast. He then put him back in his car seat and drove less than one mile to work -- where there is an on-site daycare center. He had placed the car seat in the middle of the back seat. At lunchtime, he admitted having gone to his car to put something in it, entering from the driver-side door. But he didn't see a car seat that had been deliberately placed to be in clear view from the driver's seat. His story just doesn't add up at all.
 
2014-06-26 02:25:56 PM  

JackieRabbit: At lunchtime, he admitted having gone to his car to put something in it, entering from the driver-side door. But he didn't see a car seat that had been deliberately placed to be in clear view from the driver's seat


I don't think this particular claim holds water.  Something that's visible from a seated position in the driver's seat isn't necessarily visible from standing in the driver's side door.  If I need to stick something in my car real quick, I open the nearest door and toss whatever it is onto the seat, then turn back around.  I'm not likely to notice something that's been in the back seat all day.
 
2014-06-26 02:32:05 PM  

Pinko_Commie: A month later - Well what'ya kno?  Turns out he *was* telling the truth when he said he didn't do it and that the cops framed him, oh well, no harm done.


I don't think the most piss poor thug excuse for a cop ever would "frame" somebody for suffocating his own child.  Seriously.
 
2014-06-26 02:34:13 PM  

DeadPuppySociety: bunner: Once upon a time, briefly, in America, there was justice, common sense, compassion, dignity, honesty and happy endings that occurred someplace besides a cinema screen.  *sigh*

You are a farking lunatic.


Said the person who comes on to web forums to fling sh*t at people.  I'm all f*cked up about your Wal Mart  clearance aisle opinion.  No, really.  It's pills and a straight jacket for me.  *snort*
 
2014-06-26 02:44:18 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Lots of armchair quarterbacks on Fark. If I didn't know any better, I'd have a serious hate-on for the guy, too. I don't know Justin personally, but I have friends in church here in Tuscaloosa who are either related to him or have known him as a friend for years. Here is what I've learned from talking to them:

1. Justin is a loving, Christian man, and a doting father.  He loved Cooper, and they have come up with no motive for why he would have done this intentionally.
2. Taking Cooper was not part of his regular routine. There is a daycare at the Home Depot... Justin works in a satellite office and the daycare is across the street from where he works.
3. CNN did a re-enactment where they placed the childseat face forward in the center of the backseat, where it would have been impossible not to notice in the rearview mirror. In actuality, the childseat was facing backwards and was behind the driver's seat.
4. The SUV is heavily tinted. Justin put something in his car during lunch. It's conceivable he didn't see Cooper at that time.
5. When he pulled over a few miles from work, he told witnesses his child was choking, and asked for help.  When I was 23, I found my uncle dead on the ground from a heart attack. He was obviously dead. The first thing I did was run into the house and tell my aunt to call 911 because he "had fallen".  The first thing she did when she called 911, while we were standing over the corpse, was tell the operator that my uncle was choking and ask for help clearing his throat. He was dead. Purple. We just didn't want to say the words.
6.  Justin was originally charged with murder.  The new warrant filed late Tuesday downgrades one charge against Harris from first-degree child cruelty to second-degree child cruelty. First-degree cruelty to children requires that a person "willfully deprives the child necessary sustenance," while second-degree cruelty to children is caused by "criminal negligence" under Georgia law.
7. Some of this zeal seems to be ...


I sincerely hope you & your friends are right, but I'm still having a hard time believing it was an accident (even after reading the Wash. Post article).

If taking his child to daycare was not his normal routine, then wouldn't *not* having dropped him off stand out in his mind? The Wash. Post article made it pretty clear things like sleep deprivation, stress, and minds-working-on-autopilot-due-to-routine played significant roles in those children's deaths. How could a guy doing something apparently out-of-the-ordinary suddenly forget to do said out-of-the-ordinary task from the time he took his son to breakfast to the time he walked into his office? And like I mentioned earlier, wouldn't he or his wife have received a call from the daycare that their son wasn't where he was supposed to be?

It's conceivable he didn't see his son in the backseat during lunch - but highly unlikely. A toddler who (apparently) ate a breakfast meal with his dad would have, but that time, soiled his diapers & needed a changing. I won't even get into how a deceased body smells after sitting in a heated, confined space all day. This guy would have to have no sense of smell whatsoever to ignore the stench. Even if he didn't *see* anything, he would most definitely have *smelled* something.

The investigation is ongoing, so I'll refrain from sharpening my pitchfork for now. But you have to admit the situation looks bad. And - sorry to say - but the whole idea that the father is too much of a 'loving, Christian man' is apropos of nothing. I've known non-religious people who were beautiful souls, and fine upstanding members of Christian society who were utter sociopaths (and very good at playing the 'but I'm a pillar of society!' card). But maybe I'm just really farking cynical.
 
2014-06-26 02:46:10 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: 1. Justin is a loving, Christian man, and a doting father. He loved Cooper, and they have come up with no motive for why he would have done this intentionally.


You know, my ex was a "loving Christian man, who loved his son, doting father" blah blah blah too. That's why he threatened to kill me when I left him, why he involved his dearly-beloved son in a 12-year custody battle that lasted practically until the day he turned 18 and ruined his entire childhood, why our son had to be put on anti-depressants when he was 14 because he'd already been diagnosed with major depression (which magically cleared up when he came to live with me), and why I have PTSD to this day from him stalking me.

Really--a totally cool guy. I especially don't trust people who run around proclaiming what good Christians they are. They're usually the biggest assholes on the planet.
 
2014-06-26 02:48:11 PM  

August11: My wife and I decided, for many reasons, to not have kids. I would have glady taken that child, though, and gave him the best shot at a good life.

I might need to turn off the internet. It reminds me that all humanity is not humanity.

I

 would have taken in that kid and given him a home, and I'm a broke college student who lives with her parents. F*ck, this is disgusting.
 
2014-06-26 02:49:42 PM  

cryinoutloud: I especially don't trust people who run around proclaiming what good Christians they are.


The "good Christians" are usually the ones saying "I'm probably f*cking this up, but I'm trying.  I hope I get better at it."  Pretty much anybody braying their piety can be dismissed wholesale.
 
2014-06-26 02:50:53 PM  
I read the Daily Mail article and wasn't too impressed -- lots of stuff from bystanders talking about how strange he was acting -- well, I can't even imagine how I'd act if I just realized something like that had happened. You have to have more solid grounds than "Well, he wasn't acting the way I think I would" to send a guy to prison. And it looks like we'll just have to wait to see what exactly "internet search" means here. I've read Gene Weingarten's article and it's very, very good -- I can easily see how someone who's out of their routine and whose child falls asleep in the back seat could go on autopilot.

However.

The smell. I remember one time when I was in a hurry to get out of the house for an appointment, I had three little kids with me, and the baby pooped her diaper at the last second. I changed her, gathered everything up, and got us all out of the house. We returned about four hours later, during which the day had become fairly hot (for Seattle) -- low eighties. I walked in the house and it was like being hit in the face with the smell; it wasn't a "time to take out the garbage" smell, it was absolutely noxious and filled the entire house, we were practically gagging. It turned out that in my hurry I'd forgotten to put the dirty diaper in the diaper pail, and it had been sitting out the whole morning. A car that's been sitting in the sun all day would be much, much hotter than my house was. The smell of a corpse plus a filled diaper -- I can't imagine how someone could even get into the car without realizing that something was very, very wrong.
 
2014-06-26 03:04:05 PM  

bunner: DeadPuppySociety: bunner: Once upon a time, briefly, in America, there was justice, common sense, compassion, dignity, honesty and happy endings that occurred someplace besides a cinema screen.  *sigh*

You are a farking lunatic.

Said the person who comes on to web forums to fling sh*t at people.  I'm all f*cked up about your Wal Mart  clearance aisle opinion.  No, really.  It's pills and a straight jacket for me.  *snort*


I still want him to tell us when this time was that "there was justice, common sense, compassion, dignity, honesty and happy endings that occurred someplace besides a cinema screen in America".
 
2014-06-26 03:13:15 PM  

Mugato: I still want him to tell us when this time was that "there was justice, common sense, compassion, dignity, honesty and happy endings that occurred someplace besides a cinema screen in America".


Admittedly it was hit and miss, but I'm guessing about an hour and a half before we sucked down the "your job defines you!  Winners!  Losers!  Aspire!  F*ck the other guy!  He's in the way!" Kool Aid.  There was actually a time when the general zeitgeist leaned more towards "how can I help" than "how big of a dick can I get away with being", though.  I can see how this sounds ridiculous to the preponderance of the digitally enhanced jerkofffs on this board, though.  When you get your history filtered through a lot of Time Life soundbites and "Nuh UH!  It was like THIS" crowd sourced, broad brush assertions and all the pins on your timeline were put there by PC college wankers with agendas, it's easy to think t'was never thus.  I'm putting you back on ignore now, btw.  Your ass is too fat for my screen.
 
2014-06-26 03:14:47 PM  
Oh, the "us" thing?  "Tell US.  WE.  The strong and merry band of FARK know it alls!"  Yeah, about that.  It doesn't exist.  And that never really works.
 
2014-06-26 03:15:05 PM  

JackieRabbit: But this guy was looking up how long it takes animals to die in a closed car on his work computer while his son was in the car.


This is news to me. Do you have a citation?

StandsWithAFist: toddler who (apparently) ate a breakfast meal with his dad


I've read that he stopped at Chick-Fil-A. I haven't read that his son was involved in the meal yet. Did they go inside together?
 
2014-06-26 03:15:59 PM  
So sorry this dude didn't research 'vasectomies' several years ago instead.

Or 'how to do yourself in w/o making a mess' - that would've worked too.
 
2014-06-26 03:22:13 PM  

bunner: Mugato: I still want him to tell us when this time was that "there was justice, common sense, compassion, dignity, honesty and happy endings that occurred someplace besides a cinema screen in America".

Admittedly it was hit and miss, but I'm guessing about an hour and a half before we sucked down the "your job defines you!  Winners!  Losers!  Aspire!  F*ck the other guy!  He's in the way!" Kool Aid.  There was actually a time when the general zeitgeist leaned more towards "how can I help" than "how big of a dick can I get away with being", though.  I can see how this sounds ridiculous to the preponderance of the digitally enhanced jerkofffs on this board, though.  When you get your history filtered through a lot of Time Life soundbites and "Nuh UH!  It was like THIS" crowd sourced, broad brush assertions and all the pins on your timeline were put there by PC college wankers with agendas, it's easy to think t'was never thus.  I'm putting you back on ignore now, btw.  Your ass is too fat for my screen.


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Now we have merit badges in trolling. It definitely is a different time and mindset.
 
2014-06-26 03:24:08 PM  
ReverendJynxed: Now we have merit badges in trolling. It definitely is a different time and mindset. I got nothing but more pissant insults, signifying nothing.  Have one.
 
2014-06-26 03:24:12 PM  

bunner: I'm putting you back on ignore now, btw


Awesome, I'm on someone's ignore list! Not sure what I did to deserve it but it's an honor.
 
2014-06-26 03:26:29 PM  
Ah, the part of the thread where I get dogpiled because that will certainly lend unassailable rectitude to whatever point isn't being made.  You can set your watch by the kneejerk farm, here.   :  )
 
2014-06-26 03:26:50 PM  

Headso: umad: Headso: umad: I don't really care if you did it intentionally or not when you kill somebody.

good thing you don't have any power to make laws.

I can vote against brainless shiatbags like you who push the "he/she has suffered enough already" nonsense, which isn't nothing.

true, but luckily tough on crime geezers are dying off of old age faster than authoritarian basement dwellers can take their place so you'll find less and less company each time you go to the polls.


Yes, I think people should serve some time when they act so negligently that they farking kill somebody. I'm such an authoritarian. Why do I gotta be mean and take away all of the fun from people who kill people? When have people who kill people ever hurt anybody, amirite?

/And I'll bet I make three times what you do, so I get the whole farking house to dwell in.
 
2014-06-26 03:30:36 PM  
loling at 'good christian man"
 
2014-06-26 03:34:06 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: StandsWithAFist: toddler who (apparently) ate a breakfast meal with his dad

I've read that he stopped at Chick-Fil-A. I haven't read that his son was involved in the meal yet. Did they go inside together?

The article I read said he "had breakfast with his son" according to his statements in the police report. I interpreted this to mean the child had also probably eaten something, unless the guy just used the drive-through for a cup of coffee/sandwich or something & counted this as eating with his son (in the car).
 
2014-06-26 03:35:30 PM  

bunner: ReverendJynxed: Now we have merit badges in trolling. It definitely is a different time and mindset. I got nothing but more pissant insults, signifying nothing.  Have one.


I was agreeing. What's your farking damage? Youth?
 
2014-06-26 03:36:25 PM  

StandsWithAFist: And - sorry to say - but the whole idea that the father is too much of a 'loving, Christian man' is apropos of nothing. I've known non-religious people who were beautiful souls, and fine upstanding members of Christian society who were utter sociopaths (and very good at playing the 'but I'm a pillar of society!' card). But maybe I'm just really farking cynical.


This. I don't understand why people have to qualify accused criminals with "he/she was a good Christian", as if Christians never do anything bad or break the law.
 
2014-06-26 03:37:57 PM  

Mugato: bunner: I'm putting you back on ignore now, btw

Awesome, I'm on someone's ignore list! Not sure what I did to deserve it but it's an honor.

i44.photobucket.com

Not your fault.
 
2014-06-26 03:38:28 PM  

Headso: loling at 'good christian man"


Inorite? Apparently, if you go to Church, you're better than everyone else, or something.
 
2014-06-26 03:39:03 PM  

ReverendJynxed: bunner: ReverendJynxed: Now we have merit badges in trolling. It definitely is a different time and mindset. I got nothing but more pissant insults, signifying nothing.  Have one.

I was agreeing. What's your farking damage? Youth?


You were?  Sorry.  I must have read it wrong.  I plead only two cups of coffee as far as "damage".  Youth?  I dunno.  I'm probably older than a lot of the users, here but I am a professional adolescent, so maybe.
 
2014-06-26 03:40:22 PM  

CraicBaby: Headso: loling at 'good christian man"

Inorite? Apparently, if you go to Church, you're better than everyone else, or something.


No, if you go to a Christian church, you like, beat your wife and steal and put kittens on spikes.   Cause invisible sky wizard and Jebus.  Keep up, man.
 
2014-06-26 03:40:31 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Mugato: bunner: I'm putting you back on ignore now, btw

Awesome, I'm on someone's ignore list! Not sure what I did to deserve it but it's an honor.
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Not your fault.


Don't understand that at all.
 
2014-06-26 03:41:40 PM  
When I was a kid, I'd hear the local neighborhood ladies pissing smirk and venom and gossip at and about each other and I had to walk away.  Like now.  *click*
 
2014-06-26 03:43:26 PM  

Mugato: ReverendJynxed: Mugato: bunner: I'm putting you back on ignore now, btw

Awesome, I'm on someone's ignore list! Not sure what I did to deserve it but it's an honor.
[i44.photobucket.com image 400x400]

Not your fault.

Don't understand that at all.


Well, he apologized but I was referring to someone lighting his fuse. So I shall now retract it. ^_^
 
2014-06-26 03:52:52 PM  

StandsWithAFist: The article I read said he "had breakfast with his son" according to his statements in the police report. I interpreted this to mean the child had also probably eaten something, unless the guy just used the drive-through for a cup of coffee/sandwich or something & counted this as eating with his son (in the car).


Right. And I'm guilty of this myself. Actually knowing people who know the guy have forced me to look at news stories like this in a different light. There is a big difference between:
"He went inside to eat with his son, then drove a mile, and forgot his son was in the car."
and
"He drove through the drive-thru and then went to work."

Just like there is a big difference between:
"He searched how long it takes for an animal to die in a car while his son was dying in the car."
and
"He clicked on a Reddit article about a dog dying in a car a few weeks before this incident."
 
2014-06-26 03:53:32 PM  

Taxbongo: doglover: Taxbongo: Besides making us feel better what else does executing people do?

Executions don't make you feel good.

They do prevent recidivism, though.

So does locking them up until they are no longer a threat

....


....because they're dead.
 
2014-06-26 04:12:29 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: StandsWithAFist: The article I read said he "had breakfast with his son" according to his statements in the police report. I interpreted this to mean the child had also probably eaten something, unless the guy just used the drive-through for a cup of coffee/sandwich or something & counted this as eating with his son (in the car).

Right. And I'm guilty of this myself. Actually knowing people who know the guy have forced me to look at news stories like this in a different light. There is a big difference between:
"He went inside to eat with his son, then drove a mile, and forgot his son was in the car."
and
"He drove through the drive-thru and then went to work."

Just like there is a big difference between:
"He searched how long it takes for an animal to die in a car while his son was dying in the car."
and
"He clicked on a Reddit article about a dog dying in a car a few weeks before this incident."


You make some very valid points.  What is your take on the whole smell thing several people have mentioned?
 
2014-06-26 04:15:38 PM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: StandsWithAFist: The article I read said he "had breakfast with his son" according to his statements in the police report. I interpreted this to mean the child had also probably eaten something, unless the guy just used the drive-through for a cup of coffee/sandwich or something & counted this as eating with his son (in the car).

Right. And I'm guilty of this myself. Actually knowing people who know the guy have forced me to look at news stories like this in a different light. There is a big difference between:
"He went inside to eat with his son, then drove a mile, and forgot his son was in the car."
and
"He drove through the drive-thru and then went to work."

Just like there is a big difference between:
"He searched how long it takes for an animal to die in a car while his son was dying in the car."
and
"He clicked on a Reddit article about a dog dying in a car a few weeks before this incident."

Found another article re: eating breakfast with his son: Hours before the toddler, Cooper Mills Harris, was pronounced dead, he and his father stopped at Chick-fil-A for breakfast, according to an arrest warrant obtained Wednesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The father then put his son back in a rear-facing car seat in the middle of the backseat and drove to work, less than a mile away, the warrant states.

So, it sounds like the first scenario you mentioned is what happened. This account also differs about where the car seat was located. The father (apparently) initially reported to police he couldn't see the seat because it was directly behind the drivers seat. The warrant states the car seat was in the middle of the backseat (which should have been visible in the rear view mirror).

Re: the internet search vs. Reddit article, you're absolutely right - huge difference.
 
2014-06-26 04:26:19 PM  

bunner: When I was a kid, I'd hear the local neighborhood ladies pissing smirk and venom and gossip at and about each other and I had to walk away.  Like now.  *click*


Wait, I thought you said that back then no one behaved like that? That it was only today that everyone acted like dicks?

Could it be you were merely seeing the past through rose-colored glasses, selectively remembering the good stuff and forgetting incidents like these gossipping ladies from then, while simultaneously selectively remembering more such douchey people from recent times and ignoring all the good stuff? Could it really be that humans have pretty much always been the same: some of them assholes, some of them cool, some of them virtuous, some of them scum? It seems most likely to me...
 
2014-06-26 04:27:07 PM  

umad: Headso: umad: Headso: umad: I don't really care if you did it intentionally or not when you kill somebody.

good thing you don't have any power to make laws.

I can vote against brainless shiatbags like you who push the "he/she has suffered enough already" nonsense, which isn't nothing.

true, but luckily tough on crime geezers are dying off of old age faster than authoritarian basement dwellers can take their place so you'll find less and less company each time you go to the polls.

Yes, I think people should serve some time when they act so negligently that they farking kill somebody. I'm such an authoritarian. Why do I gotta be mean and take away all of the fun from people who kill people? When have people who kill people ever hurt anybody, amirite?

/And I'll bet I make three times what you do, so I get the whole farking house to dwell in.


I'm glad your employer finds value in whatever it is you do between being grumpy on the internet ;)
 
2014-06-26 04:37:25 PM  

RobSeace: Wait, I thought you said that back then no one behaved like that? That it was only today that everyone acted like dicks?

Could it be you were merely seeing the past through rose-colored glasses, selectively remembering the good stuff and forgetting incidents like these gossipping ladies from then, while simultaneously selectively remembering more such douchey people from recent times and ignoring all the good stuff? Could it really be that humans have pretty much always been the same: some of them assholes, some of them cool, some of them virtuous, some of them scum? It seems most likely to me...


You know what seems likely to me?  Just pencil in whatever makes your POV unimpeachable in it's superiority.  I'm fine with that.  Yeah, there's always been dickbags.  It seems to have only recently come into the realm of a fashion accessory, though.
 
2014-06-26 04:46:06 PM  

kling_klang_bed: Taxbongo: kling_klang_bed: I know someone who's gonna be getting tossed over the rails in prison, and kudos to whoever does it to this subhuman waste of sperm and egg. WTF kind of monster does this to ANY kid, much less their own?!?! I'll just take a wild guess and say he's just vile on a biological level.

Taking pleasure in death even when you feel it is warranted is sick. We are better than this.

Fair enough. May he have a long, horrifying existence riddled with constant pain, terror and fear.



Not sure what a box of .45 shells cost now days but I do know it is cheaper than boarding a piece of human waste for 20-40-50 years.

Maybe I am a psychopath and don't realize it, but I could sleep just fine knowing I ended this f*ckwad's life.

Why waste valuable resources and money on someone who does not deserve it.

/but that is just, like, my opinion! man!
 
2014-06-26 04:46:50 PM  

RobSeace: Could it be you were merely seeing the past through rose-colored glasses, selectively remembering the good stuff


If you can teach me how to do that, I will give you every penny I have.
 
2014-06-26 04:48:03 PM  

jackandwater: Not sure what a box of .45 shells cost now days but I do know it is cheaper than boarding a piece of human waste for 20-40-50 years


Around 34 - 40¢ a round times 50.
 
2014-06-26 04:54:17 PM  

jackandwater: kling_klang_bed: Taxbongo: kling_klang_bed: I know someone who's gonna be getting tossed over the rails in prison, and kudos to whoever does it to this subhuman waste of sperm and egg. WTF kind of monster does this to ANY kid, much less their own?!?! I'll just take a wild guess and say he's just vile on a biological level.

Taking pleasure in death even when you feel it is warranted is sick. We are better than this.

Fair enough. May he have a long, horrifying existence riddled with constant pain, terror and fear.


Not sure what a box of .45 shells cost now days but I do know it is cheaper than boarding a piece of human waste for 20-40-50 years.

Maybe I am a psychopath and don't realize it, but I could sleep just fine knowing I ended this f*ckwad's life.

Why waste valuable resources and money on someone who does not deserve it.

/but that is just, like, my opinion! man!


Can't get much cheaper or effective than a good old fashioned stoning!
 
2014-06-26 04:55:28 PM  
The answer to the problem, Fennell believes, lies in improved car safety features and in increased public awareness that this can happen, that the results of a momentary lapse of memory can be horrifying.

What is the worst case she knows of?

"I don't really like to . . ." she says.

She looks away. She won't hold eye contact for this.

"The child pulled all her hair out before she died."


Mother of God... The entire article was a gut punch but that has to be one of the most horrifying things I've ever read.
 
2014-06-26 04:56:43 PM  
Sorry meant to say that's from the Washington Post article linked in the comments, not the Gawker article.
 
2014-06-26 05:02:00 PM  

StandsWithAFist: re: eating breakfast with his son: Hours before the toddler, Cooper Mills Harris, was pronounced dead, he and his father stopped at Chick-fil-A for breakfast, according to an arrest warrant obtained Wednesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The father then put his son back in a rear-facing car seat in the middle of the backseat and drove to work, less than a mile away, the warrant states.


Well if that's the case, it was pretty thoughtful of him to give him a last meal like that. I know if I had murder on my mind, I would have saved that $5.

I'm not familiar with the vehicle. It must have a solid bench in the front seat to be able to place a rear-facing child seat in the middle like that.
 
2014-06-26 05:02:26 PM  

bunner: Yeah, there's always been dickbags. It seems to have only recently come into the realm of a fashion accessory, though.


I'm not sure exactly what you mean by that... People are acting like assholes to impress others with their supposed coolness? Well, bullies have been doing that forever...

Also, you may need to consider that in the old days, you and everyone else weren't on the Internet... You only interacted with a relatively small number of people, and mostly all from the same local area... And, in face-to-face interactions, even people who are assholes at heart are usually much more polite and civil (or at least pretend to be to your face)... But, give those same people the anonymity of an Internet message board, and the Greater Internet Farkwad Theory kicks in:

fishbowl.pastiche.org

But, even that sort of behavior has always existed in the form of things like nasty graffiti on bathroom walls... If someone can be a prick anonymously, lots of people will choose to do so... It's just so much easier for them to do so now on the Internet; and, there are so many of them since nearly all of humanity is online, and every single person no matter where they're from can hear from any of them at any time...

Basically, I think it's not that more people are becoming assholes; it's that all the assholes are now just more visible!
 
2014-06-26 05:16:53 PM  

Green81: Hey -- lets not jump to any conclusions just yet, you know innocent until proven...*Awl who the fark am I kidding*

Break his spine, blind him, put him in complete isolation, and tube feed him. Hell isn't pain -- hell is being paralyzed and given zero stimulation... for the remainder of your life.


Just got into the thread so this may have been addressed already, but why go through the trouble of breaking his spine? Steady doses of .5mg of atracurium and intubation with a combitube. It's a paralytic, so he won't be able to move but he'll be conscious and awake, and just have the person bagging the combitube occasionally "forget" to bag him every couple of minutes to simulate suffocation. And drip some ghost pepper purée down the esophageal lumen.

/Damn, almost can't believe I typed something that farked up
 
2014-06-26 05:25:42 PM  

doglover: If you're a teacher, I can see losing a kid for awhile. It happens. School is kid jail and some of them actively try to escape when possible. But do you know how long it takes to realize you've mislaid one of dozens of other people's kids? About two minutes tops. Even when they're dressed in the same uniform and you don't even know their names, it's pretty easy to notice a void where a child should be.

No one who "forgets" their kid is worthy of being a parent. Give this guy a bottle of hemlock and 24 hours to do the right thing.


Well I tried it yesterday and failed, going to take the next eldest for a drive today and get some more practice.  Got two more kids of my own to try again with, if that fails I'll have to buy in more from Africa or Asia until I get it right.
 
2014-06-26 05:26:55 PM  

serial_crusher: Kangaroo_Ralph: 8. An IT friend of his family said the "search" on Justin's work computer was from a Reddit article he clicked on, about a dog dying in a hot car. Reading a story counts as a search. Think about that for a second, and think what may be in your own "search" history.

If that's the case, anybody reporting it as a "search" should be ashamed of themselves.
Would be nice if you had a better source than "An IT friend of his family".  Jimmy's such a nice boy.  He helped delete all that malware off of Grandma's Windows XP machine.


I know, it is either incredibly shoddy journalism that will likely get the paper sued.....or.......Kangaroo is trolling us.
 
2014-06-26 05:30:12 PM  
That, or they we're already insufferable jerks only now they can hide behind their mother's skirt.  Most complete f*ckwads are essentially, spoiled children who think intelligence equals sticking your tongue out at somebody while their dad is standing next to them.  And if somebody pays attention and giggles, touchdown.
 
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