Monday, March 8, 2010

Police: Couple nurtured virtual child while real baby starved
Police have arrested a South Korean couple whose toddler starved to death while they were raising a virtual child online, authorities said.

McCrary's wife granted protective order against ex-Raven
The wife of former Baltimore Raven Michael C. McCrary was granted a temporary protective order Monday against the retired defensive end.A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge accepted Mary Haley McCrary's argument that her husband had threatened her and the couple's nanny who cares for their young daughter

Man fatally shot by DeKalb County, Ga. police
County police spokeswoman Mekka Parish says the unidentified couple had a dispute while they were out of town, and the man flew home. Parish says his wife instructed the babysitter not to let him in, but he entered the house on Sunday by using a brick to break a glass door.

Mom ordered to jail because she couldn’t find a babysitter
A busy stay-at-home mom was ordered to serve 24 hours in jail because she arrived late to jury selection after she was unable to find a babysitter. Michigan mom Carmela Khury showed up to court last Thursday an hour late with her 8-month-old and 3-year-old children in tow, saying she was unable to find an alternate babysitter.

Bank teller works with baby on her hip
Jasmine Mathisen has been bringing her son Remmy Mathisen to work for 5 months. Mathisen participates in her job's “Babies in the Workplace Program”. Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union in Eugene lets its employees bring their babies to work up until they are 8 months old or start crawling.

Authorities: Queens Dad Bit Baby Daughter and Broke Her Ribs
A Queens man’s abuse to his 13-week-old daughter resulted in 17 broken ribs, a lacerated liver and a broken ankle. Juan Gomez was arrested Friday night and charged with assault and endangering a child. On Saturday night at his arraignment, a lawyer pleaded not guilty on his behalf, still the 23-year-old had already confessed his activities—which included biting, throwing and head-butting the baby.

Police find a baby locked in a car at the Albany Mall and one man is in custody
Albany police and mall security broke into a white sedan to get a 3-month-old baby boy out. The call came in around 4:30 p.m. Sunday and got the baby out about 25 minutes later, but police have not said how long the baby was in the car with the windows rolled up before they got him out. Around 5:30 p.m. police took the driver, 20-year-old William Tennerson into custody. He is charged with reckless conduct. Police contacted the mother, who was not at the mall, and returned her son to her.


just another mommy said...

I totally understand the not being able to find childcare thing. I know that if I'm ever called to jury duty, it will be pretty difficult for me to find childcare. And at this point, I would have to bring along my one month old as she is exclusively breastfed. I feel really badly for that mom.

Maybe if the courts are going to demand that full-time parents be jururs, then they need to provide daycare at the courthouse.

slb3334 said...

think the anonymous definitely needs to be deleted.

Just Me said...

slb- agreed. I hate spam.

just another mommmy- If you called in or something and told them that you are exclusively breastfeeding your infant and cannot be separated from your baby, I wonder how the reaction would be?
The article even said that the judge wasn't of authority to do what he tried to do. Sounds like another a-hole trying to leverage power he doesn't have.

daycare said...

at the courthouse in my city, there is a daycare for moms and dads who don't have childcare.

easttxsahmof3 said...

I don't know about Michigan but here in Texas if you are the sole care provider for children under school age like a sahm or sahd you are automatically exempt from jury duty. You just have to send back a card they send you stating that or call the clerks office.