I am not of the habit of watching the nightly news in NYC, it can be just downright depressing and when I think about the stuff that they SHOULD be reporting and how choosy they are when it comes to their stories, well, that is for another post.
This one however, made me jump up out of my bed as I was falling asleep, yelling ugliness (right along with my hubby) at the television screen.
A GROWN person put a one year old IN A WASHING MACHINE and it TURNED ON.
You guys might have heard of this crazy story that came out of Camden New Jersey, where a baby sitter put a little boy in the washing machine at a local Laundromat then proceeded to freak OUT when the door locked and proceeded to spin and wash clothes. Except there was a toddler inside!
I mean, are you kidding me?
An excerpt from the Huffington Post:
Jason Laughlin, a spokesperson from the Camden County prosecutor’s told CNN that while the the man did not make an “intelligent choice,” the couple in the video weren’t criminally liable.
Police were initially working to identify the people in the surveillance video in order to ensure the boy was in stable condition, WCAU reports. The incident was reported to the Division of Youth and Family Services.
Say what? They aren’t criminally liable? Am I missing something?
While watching the woman get interviewed, I was super shocked that she placed no blame for the babysitter placing her child in a washing machine, I mean I would have been LIVID. I would have pressed every single charge possible because we all know how bad that could have ended!
What are people thinking these days?!
What would YOU have done if you were the mom?