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25 April 2006 @ 08:01 am
Now, it does suck a lot that a baby died after falling out of a seventh floor apartment window. That mother is probably a long time from getting over that. But, two things come to mind:
1. This is the third child for this to happen to, in this same apartment complex, in the last two years. You'd think someone would figure this out, eh? Patricia Anderson, vice president of property management for said she wasn't aware of any complaints about screens in the building. "I don't have anything that has been brought to me that would indicate there is a consistent problem," she said. Seems a thing like this would stick with you...yeah, a big three cheers for faceless corporate apartment management.

As for mom, I mean, come on, a toddler can get into damn near anything, you think a screen is gonna hold him? Even if it hadn't been "popped loose", he'd have gone through it...and who in their right mind leaves a 7-year-old in charge of a toddler? Have a brain...I dunno 'bout you, but a 16-month-old child, in my world, is never to be left to his own devices, short of a sturdy playpen...and even then, probably not. Hey, you have a child, you make the commitment.

2. Didja see the child's name? Saviour God-Scientific Allah Something-or-other-last-name. Maybe she wasn't fit to have kids anyway, eh? "No, I've got to get Saviour," she yelled as she ran. "Saviour, Saviour." Someone tossed this at the end of the article for a chuckle, I just know it.
Skeletoncrew: skullskeletoncrew on April 25th, 2006 03:45 pm (UTC)
Negligence, the new birth control.
fear & loathing on capitol hillgonzo_md on April 25th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
at least michael jackson had the decency to not let the little bastard go
Velvetacidgrrrlvelvetacidgrrrl on April 25th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
that's so sad and I can't believe anyone who is that far up in te sky would leave a child unattended for any length of time> thats why I strap mine down and keep the doors closed no matter how warm it gets
Paranoia does that to a person sometimes
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones: oooooh damn!polarbear on April 25th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
Saviour God-Scientific Allah Wright
The kid died for our sins his blasphemous parents. ;)
Coinneach Fitzpatrickscarybaldguy on April 25th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
If he hadn't died now, the kid would have been killed in grade school just because of his name. Doomed from the start, is what I mean to say.
Annette's Graphics Journalladystardust_xs on April 29th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
The mother was only in the next room making some food for her kids. Parents who can't leave their kids to make some food turn their children into nervous wrecks. I don't see any need to blame anybody here.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on April 29th, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)
It's not that she shouldn't "leave the child to make some food," it's that she should be aware of the resourcefulness of the child and be aware of what should and should not be done. In this case, an open window and trusting a small child to watch a smaller child was the wrong choice. Even if, say, she'd closed the window, this would have been averted.
Annette's Graphics Journalladystardust_xs on April 29th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
Ah. I wasn't assuming that the window was left open, but if it had been then I definately see your point.

I really feel sorry for the 7 year old left to watch him. I know a guy who was left to look after his little sister when he was a kid and she drowned in the family pool when she hid from him under the plastic pool cover. He's never gotten over it. I don't know if he'll ever be able to had kids of his own either. :(