A simple and straight forward case of child neglect and abuse--what moral human
being would think otherwise. This is the problem when inmature 'adults' bring
children into this world. Surely, the dad has the intellect of an infant himself
to even consider the notion of leaving a child of any age in a locked car while
they PLAYED...incrediblely sad reflection of selfish, self-centered motives. And
just where was the mom on this fine evening???? Hopefully this baby boy will
not be subjected to his dad presence again...next time the boy might not be so
was the mother? Was she at work and the father supposed to be caring for his
child? Some Dad!The immaturity of some people amazes me, but when
you factor in the fact that substance abuse is rampant, many cases of child
neglect and abuse can be traced to that. Used to be, back in the
dark ages when I was young, it was a shame to have a baby you couldn't care for.
Now, after fifty years of paying people's expenses to produce children, the
least responsible people have them. The more responsible, middle class,
hard-working parents can hardly afford to have a baby. If they have insurance,
for which they pay through the nose, the 20% not paid by the insurance now costs
MORE than it used to cost to pay the whole delivery. So--more less-educated and
poorly-functional people having babies. Fewer responsible ones doing so.
Doesn't speak well for the future of society.
My parents adopted two young brothers that were taken from their mother because
of "neglect". One of the complaints against her was that she often left them
alone in her car while she was drinking in bars.These unfortunate
events scarred them for the rest of their lives. They were never able to accept
nor give love and did not trust anyone. They neglected their own spouses and
children and have never had sustainable relationships nor employment.This kind of "neglect" abuse goes far beyond any prospects of immediate danger
to the child.
I wouldn't vote this guy as father of the year. Many of the same folks who decry
government interference in parenting, seem to think there a role for government,
in parenting. I don't think an adult should ever hit a child. There
are parents who want the right to inflect any degree of punishment they deem is
right on their children. After seeing children abused the state intervened. There are parents who hate thinking that a teacher seeing marks on a
student has to turn the parent in to government.We have a man who
did his version of parenting. Nothing bad happened to his kid. You think we need
a government mandated codes of parental responsibilities?The reason
California ended home schooling was to protect the child's right to a good
education and the fact not all parents are educated enough to teach. Being teach
earth is 10,000 years old won't get you in a university.I'm sure
there are people who believe taking kids hunting exposes them to danger.
I was appalled when I first heard this story and lo and behold, I am even MORE
appaled at his "not guilty" plea! This dude not only has NO conscience, but he
has NO BRAINS! People like this dude should not be allowed to reproduce...
If he can pay to go to a movie, he can pay to get a babysitter. If not, he could
have gone to the movie on a night when he didn't have his son around. The child
was in danger. He's 2. No 2 year-old is capable of being alone like that. This
man is a lousy parent. He did abuse the child. No there are no marks but there
never are in the worst kinds of abuse, are there. What he did was WRONG. Morally
wrong, yes. If not legally wrong, then it should be and that's our fault as a
society. But he was WRONG.
He put his kid in danger. He was in a situation in which he could had been hurt.
It's like leaving your child next to a pool without the life vest. Yes, he was
not drowning but he was in danger! And he did it in purpose! He may be no
suffering of heat, but lock doors are not secure at all. This is the same
situation as those children (including a 3 week old) were left at their home
alone and dear mom went to a party. Same situation. It IS child abuse. The
situation of leaving a child alone, in a car with locked doors, IS mental abuse
for the . By the way, did the police check if the kid was drugged??
True that it was at midnight and the car was cool. But is that the only danger
here? What if the child was kidnapped? What if he started to choke on
something? A million things could have happened to this kid. The heat factor
is just one of them. The only sad part is that they are only giving him a
To "Not guilty plea is correct"-You are probably right to an extent,
but I believe prosecutors will show that the child WAS in danger because he was
left unattended in the car. There may even be a case for some form of
abandonment.Needless to say (Why does everyone say this and then go
ahead and say it?), if you've heard this guys rantings on YouTube, you'd know
this kid is in for some very rocky parental direction from this doe head.There is also an angle to motivation here as well. . . the fact that he
chose not to take the child into the movie theater, because he might start
crying; the father would have had to stand up and walk him around to get him to
stop crying and maybe even go out of the auditorium (he'd miss some of the
movie). HE IS SO LAZY THAT HE PUT HIS SON IN HARMS WAY BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT
TO BE BOTHERED. What the heck is the rest of this childs life going to be like
The father plead not quilty because the child abuse law statute will describe
abuse as inflicting injury, depriving the child, no physical force or marks on
the child, etc. He will claim that the child was not injured, was not in any
immediate danger (child was found asleep, at midnight, in a cool car), the child
was reasonably protected in a locked car, the child was not deprived of food,
drink, or any necessities. He will show that the child was asleep the entire
time and that there was no present danger or "abuse" taking place. He may
actually win this case, folks. And I might agree with him. It was stupid, but
abuse? I think not.
He what?! So he thinks what he did was okay? Let's all hope he is kept from the
child until he is old enough to defend himself. That's just plain foul.Makes you wish we had to go to parenting classes before having children.
the father's priorities are... Me, me,me,me,me.......
Here we go again!!We now have laws that make it a felony to abuse a
dog, but nothing of the kind as far as leaving a child unattended in a
vehicle... we sure know what's most important to Utah law makers... the family
pet, but not the family's children.Simply appalling that Henry's Law
gets passed long before a felony law is even thought about for vehicle/child
abandenment, too often resulting in death of a child. Simply
How can this father (I use the term very loosly) claim he is not guilty. His
child deserves better.
His priorities are screwed up. He is pleading not guilty; just puts his son
through that much more pain. When this thing goes to trial his son will have to
testify against him, because he (the father) has the right to be faced by his
accuser (the 2-year-old). He needs to be a man, plead guilty, and spare his son
from further pain and suffering. What he did was wrong. Dont make the child pay
for your mistakes anymore than he already has.
along with leaving his child in the car, he left his brains, his sense, his
decency and his ability to take responsibility.
So, what time was the movie? What was the temp. inside the car and outside.
It doesn't excuse what this man did, but still, more information would be VERY
And the father's priorities are.... Me, Dark Knight and maybe, just maybe, my