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    By:Emily Babay | 01/11/12 2:26 PM
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    A man is facing child cruelty charges after his 13-month-old daughter was found alone in a tent in the Occupy DC camp at McPherson Square.

    Occupy members told authorities that a baby was alone in a tent at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. David Schlosser, a U.S. Park Police spokesman. Officers found the girl alone in the tent with no adults around. The baby had been alone for at least half an hour, Schlosser said.

    A man returned to the park while police were investigating and said he was the baby's father, Schlosser said. The man was charged with attempted second-degree cruelty to children. Schlosser would not release the man's name, saying doing so could identify the child.
    Excuse the kid, they're just trying to change th world...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
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    Excuse the kid, they're just trying to change th world...
    Pretty much at any campground you can find a baby napping in a tent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Pretty much at any campground you can find a baby napping in a tent.
    With a parent close enough to hear the child cry out, if not actually napping with him or her. No responsible parent leaves an infant or toddler alone for longer than it takes to "tinkle."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsSmith View Post
    With a parent close enough to hear the child cry out, if not actually napping with him or her. No responsible parent leaves an infant or toddler alone for longer than it takes to "tinkle."
    If the Occupy folks who called the cops knew the baby had been alone for a half hour, then clearly there were adults within earshot.

    I'm not playing devil's advocate, it's simply that parents do have some leeway in these matters, and it's not like the kid was locked in the trunk of the car while Mom was in the mall or at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    If the Occupy folks who called the cops knew the baby had been alone for a half hour, then clearly there were adults within earshot.

    I'm not playing devil's advocate, it's simply that parents do have some leeway in these matters, and it's not like the kid was locked in the trunk of the car while Mom was in the mall or at work.
    Obviously the law disagrees with you as he is facing child cruelty charges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Pretty much at any campground you can find a baby napping in a tent.
    Campground? We're talking Occupy obamavilles here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    If the Occupy folks who called the cops knew the baby had been alone for a half hour, then clearly there were adults within earshot.

    I'm not playing devil's advocate, it's simply that parents do have some leeway in these matters, and it's not like the kid was locked in the trunk of the car while Mom was in the mall or at work.
    Suppose this had happened at a TEA party event, hmmm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post


    Suppose this had happened at a TEA party event, hmmm?
    It wouldn't have, if for no other reason than that the Tea Party events were usually one day events. All of the problems with the OWS protests stem from the fact that they've lasted longer than is safe-both for the physical and mental health of the participants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    If the Occupy folks who called the cops knew the baby had been alone for a half hour, then clearly there were adults within earshot.

    I'm not playing devil's advocate, it's simply that parents do have some leeway in these matters, and it's not like the kid was locked in the trunk of the car while Mom was in the mall or at work.
    If they'd left her in the middle of a riot, there would have been adults within earshot, too. That's not the point. They didn't leave anyone in charge of watching the child, or who knew where the parents were and could call them back in case of an emergency. If they had, then the police wouldn't have been called, because somebody would have said, "it's okay, her mom had to go to the security tent to report an attempted sexual assault and her dad is at the drum circle, but they gave me a beaded wristband in return for watching the kid for them, and they'll be back before my meds wear off and the voices start telling me to offer her up to the gods." Unfortunately for them, they didn't do even that basic, due diligence, so now their baby girl is a ward of the state.
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    It wouldn't have, if for no other reason than that the Tea Party events were usually one day events. All of the problems with the OWS protests stem from the fact that they've lasted longer than is safe-both for the physical and mental health of the participants.
    It wouldn't have, because the Tea Party events were run by and for adults who take their responsibilities seriously, not perpetual adolescents in search of their next handout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    Suppose this had happened at a TEA party event, hmmm?
    Sorry, I forgot that we never discuss the facts when we can speculate on some other scenario.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Sorry, I forgot that we never discuss the facts when we can speculate on some other scenario.
    The facts are that an infant was left unsupervised in an unheated tent in inclement weather in the middle of an event in which crimanal conduct has been repeatedly documented. What part of that do you think was a good idea?
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