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JΔS Georgia 72695 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaSav2:</b>" Listen. Everyone seems to be horrified by my opinion. My opinion is based on the fact that I don't believe ... [snip!] ... leaving your child alone in the tub. I don't think that she's getting off Scott free wether she is prosecuted or not. JMO"</blockquote>




I agree with Wombie's response and I don't agree that anchoring your children's furniture to the wall is common sense. I actually hadn't heard of doing that until about 3 years ago.

thisunrest India 10364 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaSav2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" Not the same."</blockquote> Ok. But ... [snip!] ... is going to live wih for the rest of her life. I think that's enough and she doesn't need to be prosecuted in my opinion."</blockquote>




I don't think feeling guilty is a good enough reason to avoid being prosecuted. A lot of people go to jail for causing death and at least a handful of them must feel nothing but regret and self-loathing for what they've done. Why should this woman be any different?

thisunrest India 10364 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Thisperyears:</b>" If I caused the death of a child, whether mine or not, I would probably end up harming myself or worse if I weren't convicted."</blockquote>



This. I could NOT live with that.

thisunrest India 10364 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting MommaSav2:</b>" Listen. Everyone seems to be horrified by my ... [snip!] ... anchoring your children's furniture to the wall is common sense. I actually hadn't heard of doing that until about 3 years ago."</blockquote>




Me either. I had always assumed that furniture made for toddlers/ toddler's rooms was built too light to cause serious injury. Glad I know differently now.

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MommaSav2:</b>" Listen. Everyone seems to be horrified by my ... [snip!] ... anchoring your children's furniture to the wall is common sense. I actually hadn't heard of doing that until about 3 years ago."


I don't think it's a common sense thing either. You don't automatically associate a dresser in a kid's room with a strong possibility of tragedy. Pretty much anyone with a brain will associate a young child/infant/toddler left alone in water with potential drowning.

wombie 4 kids; Zimbabwe 73281 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting thisunrest:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MommaSav2:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" ... [snip!] ... a handful of them must feel nothing but regret and self-loathing for what they've done. Why should this woman be any different?"


:!: there are lots of murderers who INSTANTLY feel remorseful or guilty after killing someone.....usually with crimes of passion. Likely, they wouldn't be a danger to anyone else in the public. Like a bar fight, for instance. One person punches another person too hard which causes a head injury and ultimately the death of the other person. While the person who threw that punch probably didn't intend to kill their victim, and they are probably sick with guilt and remorse, that doesn't change the fact that the other person's death resulted from their actions.