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    CO - The 2014 Hot Car Incidents Omnibus Thread

    Because there seems to be a new incident every day, and to help raise awareness, I thought it would be useful to have a single thread for media reports of hot car incidents and links to existing threads/cases.

    To start us off, here's one that happened last month in Colorado but is just now being widely reported: woman runs over couple who called 911 after seeing her child locked in a hot car.

    http://kdvr.com/2014/07/29/couple-sa...-in-a-hot-car/

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    Just adding some previously started threads, both of these incidents happened in 7/14 in Kansas: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...-from-hot-cars

    Please help me link any cases you are currently following as well as posting new incidents as they occur--if a case warrants a separate thread/forum like the Cooper Harris prosecution a link to the main thread/forum here would still be helpful as we try to keep track of this 'epidemic' of the summer of 2014.

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    Update, June 20, 2014: The father in this case has been charged with aggravated manslaughter.

    ORIGINAL REPORT

    It's a moment that will likely haunt him for the rest of his life.

    The father of a 9-month-old infant who died after being left in a hot pickup truck on Monday afternoon told 9-1-1 operators that the incident was a tragic mistake on his part.

    http://www.floridatoday.com/story/ne...icle/10653437/
    I hadn't seen this one on WS yet?

    Thanks for starting this thread Minette!

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    I appreciate you for starting this discussion, Minette.
    I just cannot see how, with all of the dialog and press, these things continue to happen unless the parents know full-well what they are doing by locking their children in a hot car.

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    Evil Soup, I agree, you canNOT, in this day and age still think it is 'OK' leave your child locked in a hot car while you go to an interview, or go shopping, or even 'forget' him while you go to 'work' which brings me to the case which brought this all to a head for me here in my local area, Cooper Harris.

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/for...n-June-18-2014

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    There is this case that was in the Current News Section:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...in-Connecticut

    I know there are many more from this year, just maybe not on WS.

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    One thing that really strikes me about these incidents is how different the reactions of the public/LE are from state to state. For instance, in this case from back in April '14 a woman left her two children in her locked car while she went on a job interview and a sympathetic public donated over $100,000 to her. Her children survived and the charges were later dropped. http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ic-sympathizes

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    Jewels, I had not seen that one! How does this keep happening again and AGAIN, even with all this national publicity??

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    There are so many, we almost need a forum so there can be a thread for each child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minette View Post
    Jewels, I had not seen that one! How does this keep happening again and AGAIN, even with all this national publicity??
    I don't know why it keeps happening, especially with parents now being charged. You would think parents would wake up now! I know I would even though my kids are grown I still pay attention when I have grand kids with me.


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    And this one a couple of weeks ago, here in the Atlanta area where you would THINK no parent could have missed the coverage about Cooper Harris' death and the felony murder prosecution of Ross Harris, but apparently parents who use a hot car as a babysitter have selective hearing: Mother leaves four children in locked car while she shops at Walmart. http://patch.com/georgia/peachtreeco...t#.U9mst1YmXRo

    ETA: there are lots of more MSM links about this case but I used this one because it has the picture of the mother instead of the one widely used in MSM of a couple of the children.

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    Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
    We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.

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    I guess one good thing is that the general public has become more aware and is more likely to call 911 when they see a baby in a parked car instead of thinking 'not my business.' OK, this guy is not the sharpest tool in the shed, obviously. He left his baby in a parked car outside a courthouse while he was inside in a hearing on another matter. And this was after Cooper's death, smh.

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/natio...2014_partners4

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    Start Charging all of them and then maybe it will stop! The thing with charging them and going to a jury is the will probably get to much sympathy from the juror's and be found not guilty. imo

    Charge them with a hefty fine even when there isn't a death like the above article. imo

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    I'm wondering if some of these people are hoping for a charity site to be set up for them.

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