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Should "lacking common sense" be a crime when a child dies as a result?

Don't make me say it ~


Asked by tasches at 6:34 PM on Jul. 6, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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  • Parents, regardless of their common sense, should know something as simple as; my daughter isn't breathing, call 911. My daughter is dead, so lets hide her in the woods with duct tape... Sounds like that murderer, i mean, "mother" was lacking more than common sense. That woman is a liar, a poor excuse for a woman, let alone a mother.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 6:39 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:49 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Parents should be held accountable to irresponsibility..

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:35 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • It already is a crime. Child Endangerment/failure to protect is a crime.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:38 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • That would fit under the neglect umbrella for me. Neglect being a type of abuse.

    I don't know why people suddenly lose that knowledge because they were picked to be on a jury. Unbelievable.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 6:39 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Typically IQ'd and mentally healthy people should be held 100% accountable for their decisions and actions. I think when you're dealing with people whose mental capabilities fall outside the range of "typical", the situation changes- I would beun comfortable sentencing someone like Andrea Yates to death- Locked away, treated and frequently checked for competency, yes. If and when she is found competent, prosecute away-


    Answer by Sisteract at 6:42 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • WHen discussing Caley Anthony I don't think this is an issue of "Lacking common sense". It is a case of no conscience and premeditated murder....she wanted to be free to party. That has nothing to do with lacking common sense/

    Answer by minnesotanice at 8:23 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Parenting classes should be mandatory to have a baby I swear. Some people like Casey Anthony are so irresponsible and selfish that it makes me sick that just because some selfish party girl wanted to be "free" to party, a little angel died. So sad.

    Answer by Bugzmomma at 6:40 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • Doesn't amaze you how frikin hard it is to adopt a DOG but anyone can push out a kid?

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 6:43 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • I happen to think adopting a dog and a child are the same damn thing

    Seriously??? Not even close!!!!!!!!!

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 6:54 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

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