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    PA - Parx Casino, Kids Left In Car Again

    Sheesh I should start a thread just on this. It's the 6th time kids were left in a car at Parx Casino that wonderful gambling mecca in Pennsylvania.

    Despite all the recent hubub about kids being left alone in cars at Parx while their folks gambled Paul Vargas couldn't help himself I guess.

    Two kids left in the car and a pitbull.

    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/...101680708.html

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    Filly, that's getting out of hand. Any chance a children's advocacy group can put some pressure on them? What about the Gambling Board? I realize that it is a parent's responsibility to watch their kids. I just want timely reporting in case it doesn't happen. I'm glad the kids didn't tick off the dog.

    I think if I lived nearby, I'd have to troll the parking lots reporting unattended children. Just not OK. This is telling the kids that mom and dad's fun come first. And it's hot outside. I'm also worried that the pervs are going to get wind of it and be a step of me in trolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missizzy View Post
    Filly, that's getting out of hand. Any chance a children's advocacy group can put some pressure on them? What about the Gambling Board? I realize that it is a parent's responsibility to watch their kids. I just want timely reporting in case it doesn't happen. I'm glad the kids didn't tick off the dog.

    I think if I lived nearby, I'd have to troll the parking lots reporting unattended children. Just not OK. This is telling the kids that mom and dad's fun come first. And it's hot outside. I'm also worried that the pervs are going to get wind of it and be a step of me in trolling.
    No worries MissIzzy. They face the threat of being banned. That's working out real well already.

    Honestly I don't understand it. Gambling addiction I mean. Or the excitement and getting caught up in it all. Thus I couldn't really judge. Point blank you already knew you were leaving the kids in the car before that set in motion. Then again if it's addiction did these people figure they just needed a fix and they'd be right back out?

    Obviously I am not excusing the parents. No way. However I'd figure it's the casino's responsibility, right? Now they have the Bensalem cops mad.

    We have a new casino coming smack dab into Philly. On the river. Gentrified neighborhood. The older neighbors have long been forced out already. Crazy real estate stuff going on. The gentrifiers are angry. Too bad. It's coming. What's going to happen up in there I wonder? Basically though they could take a bus or the El and walk over with the kids and sit them outside?

    Vegas? They got it down with the family entertainment. A child advocacy group would be good, but could they do that on casino owned property? Oh this never happened with the race track.



    http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/...In_Cars_082010

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    I don't know anything about this casino, but maybe they can stop cars as they enter the parking area and make sure there are no children in them? They check my bags for bombs at Disney, why not check a car for kids at a casino.

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    I have great trouble with this whole leaving kids in the car thing. I don't care where it is. They do it everywhere, not just the casino. Babies left in the car at Walmart. What are people thinking? It defies all logic that someone would leave a precious child alone in a car, in this day and age. And they will be the first ones boo-hooing on the TV when their child gets snatched, after having served them up on a platter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belinda View Post
    I have great trouble with this whole leaving kids in the car thing. I don't care where it is. They do it everywhere, not just the casino. Babies left in the car at Walmart. What are people thinking? It defies all logic that someone would leave a precious child alone in a car, in this day and age. And they will be the first ones boo-hooing on the TV when their child gets snatched, after having served them up on a platter.
    Amen! Not to mention the dangers of being in the car unattended. A small child's foot hitting the car into neutral can send it rolling into traffic. A child playing with a cigarette lighter can burn himself. Loose change can make its way into a child's mouth, causing choking. Who would think a car is a good babysitter???

    A woman in my hometown was just charged with child neglect for leaving her three small children in the car while she shopped at Walmart.

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    I can't believe how selfish "parents" are these days. Unbelievable. I feel so badly for the children.
    Bless the beasts and the children
    For in this world they have no voice,
    They have no choice.

    Iíve gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, keep me here.
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    Last month a child was in a car in Walmart. I stood by the car for a minute, in case the mom was returning a cart or some such. The mom came running toward her car, with security chasing her. Luckily the police had been called due to her shoplifting, but they got an even bigger surprise when they saw the little girl. She was strapped in her car seat, the temp outside was over 100. Poor baby was so red cheeked and sweaty. I never saw anything about it in the paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. E View Post
    Who would think a car is a good babysitter???
    Or a playground. Never, ever were we allowed to mess around in a parked car even as kids. Never, ever were my nephews or my DD.

    You can not imagine how often I see this. Out my back window you'll hear a constant honking of the horn. Someone laying on a horn. You look and there's six kids jumping from seat to seat. They're getting in and out slamming heavy doors and ain't some parent sitting there watching it all go down?

    Raising my DD that was huge. Never ever allowed in the car alone. Not for a second. I had to go "real quick" into a store or whatever out she came. Thankfully "visitation" for many of her very young years we did things together all three of us. Imagine my chagrin when the very first time my DD went with her dad and she was what most people would consider possibly old enough to sit in a parked car while one would go into the bank. Imagine my neighbor coming to me and saying "I couldn't believe my eyes. Your DD is over in the bank parking lot alone in the car waiting on her father. The keys are in the ignition. She's in the back seat. Driver window rolled down".


    Sorry, I till this day want to well whatever. Once. Anything could have happened. He first lied about it then said "Well, she could have jumped out if someone took the car". I'm just amazed he wasn't worried about his dam*n car.

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    We were always hyper-vigilant with our daughter too. You have to be these days. It would never have occurred to me to leave her in a car by herself. Not even a question - not happening. Even standing right next to the car pumping gas, I had the doors locked. You never know when someone will jump in and take off. I never took chances with my daughter. She was my one and only and I was going to make damn sure nothing happened to her!


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    Unlucky 7

    A few hours after state and local officials announced a plan to combat a troubling trend at Parx casino a seventh adult left a child in the car alone.

    A grandpop left his 12 year old grandson in a car with no keys and no airconditioning at 3:05PM yesterday. It was freaking roasting here yesterday so I can't even imagine how hot this kid had to be.

    Pop Alexander Salter, Jr. aged 60 of Trenton was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child. He was released on $25,000 unsecured bail. To get a message across officials are trying to increase the penalty to a felony if you leave the kids in the car. Right now it's only a misdemeanor.

    Man, that place must pipe in crack or something with the oxygen. What's in there that's so important. Again, I don't understand gambling addiction. I'm not excusing these people, but something has to be addicting in there.



    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news...unlucky_7.html

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    And again..........................................

    Happy Birthday, Tan Truong! No doubt your two kids had a real good time celebrating alone in your car parked in Parx Place Casino.

    Another one.

    Truong went to celebrate his 38th birthday at the Bensalem Casino, and left his children ages 6 and 8 in the car.

    At about 1:20 AM someone spotted the children alone in the car. Authorities couldn't find super dad until about 1:45AM.

    Yep that plan sure has worked out to combat people leaving kids in the car. Mugshot with link.


    http://www.philly.com/dailynews/loca...ds_in_car.html

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    And again. Two seperate incidents over the past week.




    http://www.philly.com/philly/business/126557858.html

    Article shouts that Parx is the only casino with child abandonment problems. They must think "Park your car at Parx ya park your kids as well". What the he77 happens if one of these people hit big? You know they won't get off the machine. No way. That could lead to kids being left alone virtually all night for Lord's sake.

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    you know you have an addiction to gambling when you leave your kids alone in the car. So besides arresting these people, are any of them getting help? Can the casino start banning entrance to these <unusual people>?

    Mel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filly View Post
    And again. Two seperate incidents over the past week.




    http://www.philly.com/philly/business/126557858.html

    Article shouts that Parx is the only casino with child abandonment problems. They must think "Park your car at Parx ya park your kids as well". What the he77 happens if one of these people hit big? You know they won't get off the machine. No way. That could lead to kids being left alone virtually all night for Lord's sake.
    I see a good business opportunity here - rent a large space, fill it with cots and a TV, then advertise babysitting for casino goers.

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