Friday, August 12, 2005

Should intentionally leaving a child in a hot car be a crime?

It could be in Michigan in the near future as this Detroit Free Press article discusses a new bill which would punish people who leave children in a hot car regardless of whether or not that child is injured and provide greater penalties if a child is injured.

The bill changes the definition of fourth degree child abuse to include, "(b) The person knowingly or intentionally commits an act likely to cause physical harm to a child, regardless of whether physical harm results."

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:03 PM

    Help me Dude, I think I'm lost.

    I was searching for Elvis and somehow ended up in your blog, but you know I'm sure I saw him in a car lot yesterday, which is really strange because the last time I saw him was in the supermarket.

    No honest really, he was right there in front of me, next to the steaks singing "Love me Tender".

    He said to me (his lip was only slightly curled) "Boy, you need to get yourself a shiny, new lcd tv to go with that blue suede sofa of yours.

    But Elvis said I, In the Ghetto nobody has a lcd tv .

    Dude I'm All Shook Up said Elvis. I think I'll have me another cheeseburger.

    Then I'm gonna go round and see Michael Jackson and we're gonna watch that waaaay cool surfing scene in Apocalypse Now on the lcdtv in the back of my Hummer.

    And then he just walked out of the supermarket singing. . .

    "You give me love and consolation,
    You give me strength to carry on "

    Strange day or what? :-)