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  • While they were dealing with her child's 911 calls, three violent fugitives pulled off a jail escape, seven neighborhood children went missing, and a "sloth" man was spotted at a local restaurant.
  • Hey, that's not fair, the kid did it (stomps foot) I shouldn't get in trouble for this (sigh) Whatever!

    One year old's first words "Mom, shut up and go to your room."
  • She didn't learn to take her phone into the bathroom with her after the first time?
  • Does she have 911 on speed dial or something? That's not a real bright thing to do, especially if you have kids and don't know how to put your phone away or keep it with you at all times.

    /hopes she doesn't have firearms as well if she can't even secure a phone from a toddler
  • Real Women Drink Akvavit: Does she have 911 on speed dial or something?


    Smartphones have an "Emergency Call" button on the lock screen.
  • Real Women Drink Akvavit: Does she have 911 on speed dial or something? That's not a real bright thing to do, especially if you have kids and don't know how to put your phone away or keep it with you at all times.

    /hopes she doesn't have firearms as well if she can't even secure a phone from a toddler


    The phone pictured is an iPhone. Even if it is locked, you can still make emergency calls.

    / pretty useful; except in the hands of a toddler
  • Do yourself a favour lady and buy yourself a handgun then leave it around for your kid to play with instead, in the long run we'll all win.
  • Does she have 911 on speed dial or something?

    Cell phones are designed to call 911. I assume that's a law; if not it's a standard feature. I've heard of phones that when "locked" will go into a special 911 mode where they ignore all key presses except 9, then ignore all key presses except for 1, then ignore all key presses except 1, then call the cops. Instead of having to press thousands of buttons at random to dial 911 you only have to press ~50 (depending on how many non-numeric buttons you have).
  • hey i could sure use $5000 fine me next!!
  • That doesn't seem fair, but you can see why the penalties are in place.

    I would sell the kid to pay the fine if it were me.
  • ZAZ: Does she have 911 on speed dial or something?

    Cell phones are designed to call 911. I assume that's a law; if not it's a standard feature. I've heard of phones that when "locked" will go into a special 911 mode where they ignore all key presses except 9, then ignore all key presses except for 1, then ignore all key presses except 1, then call the cops. Instead of having to press thousands of buttons at random to dial 911 you only have to press ~50 (depending on how many non-numeric buttons you have).

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    Yep. Exactly. Although that was ten years ago.
  • ZAZ: Cell phones are designed to call 911. I assume that's a law; if not it's a standard feature. I've heard of phones that when "locked" will go into a special 911 mode where they ignore all key presses except 9, then ignore all key presses except for 1, then ignore all key presses except 1, then call the cops. Instead of having to press thousands of buttons at random to dial 911 you only have to press ~50 (depending on how many non-nu


    Some phones even go beyond that now.  Hit the emergency call button and then a second button and it dials 911 whatever the local country uses, without making you punch in 911.
  • johnsoninca: While they were dealing with her child's 911 calls, three violent fugitives pulled off a jail escape, seven neighborhood children went missing, and a "sloth" man was spotted at a local restaurant.

    This.

    16 times?
    The first time would be one time too many and she calls this an honest mistake.
  • With a fine like that how will she ever be able to afford  tall counters, shelves, cupboards, or side pockets ?
  • A fine for not putting things out of reach of your brat?

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  • eskimeaux: ZAZ: Does she have 911 on speed dial or something?

    Cell phones are designed to call 911. I assume that's a law; if not it's a standard feature. I've heard of phones that when "locked" will go into a special 911 mode where they ignore all key presses except 9, then ignore all key presses except for 1, then ignore all key presses except 1, then call the cops. Instead of having to press thousands of buttons at random to dial 911 you only have to press ~50 (depending on how many non-numeric buttons you have).

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    Yep. Exactly. Although that was ten years ago.


    sounds like rapity-rape.  my favorite kind
  • Jon iz teh kewl: hey i could sure use $5000 fine me next!!


    Your comment makes no sense. RTFA.

    Are you sniffing glue or something?
  • monty666: Jon iz teh kewl: hey i could sure use $5000 fine me next!!

    Your comment makes no sense. RTFA.

    Are you sniffing glue or something?


    i'm gay.  don't you get it??
  • monty666: That doesn't seem fair, but you can see why the penalties are in place.

    I would sell the kid to pay the fine if it were me.


    It would be unfair if they hit her with a fine on the first call.  But that's not what happened.  Mom let this crap go on for weeks before they hit her with a fine.  Then she calls it an "honest mistake".  Self-centered c00nt.
  • monty666: That doesn't seem fair, but you can see why the penalties are in place.

    I would sell the kid to pay the fine if it were me.


    why not fair? mom simply has to keep the phone away from the child. a police person who gets killed in an accident while zooming to respond to the kiddie's 15th 911 call, that's unfair.

    / she should have sold the kid after the 2nd 911 misdial
  • rpm: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Does she have 911 on speed dial or something?

    Smartphones have an "Emergency Call" button on the lock screen.


    iheartscotch: The phone pictured is an iPhone. Even if it is locked, you can still make emergency calls.

    / pretty useful; except in the hands of a toddler


    I did not know that before today. All the more reason to secure your phone if you have kids. It may not kill a person, but it will kill some people's savings account.
  • If you can't keep your phone out of the hands of your one year old, maybe you shouldn't have one. (phone)
  • The My Little Pony Killer: She didn't learn to take her phone into the bathroom with her after the first time?


    Mrs. Henry has banned me from taking phones into the bathroom after that "customized flatus-burst" ring tone I installed on hers.
    (She could, of course, just lock-up her goddamn phone.)
  • Punishment is a little steep and doesn't match the crime.  About 40 hours of community service sounds better to me.

    /P.S. tell sitter to keep phone out of reach of child.
  • After reading the article, this looks like a case of criminal stupidity. After this happened once, a normally intelligent person could be expected to take measures to prevent the child from calling 911 again.

    But if stupidity were outlawed ... well, we'd all be outlaws. I am amazed and puzzled by the number of people who leave their cellphones lying around on their desk or tables or what not. Then again, I'm so paranoid and bourgeois that I don't like to leave small change in my desk.

    The Scottish leagal system has three possible verdicts: guilty, innocent and not-proven. I think this would be a good addition to any legal system, but another reform might be to add a verdict of stupidity. Maybe it would be the same thing as "criminal negligeance", but maybe not. What if instead of being totally liable for the costs of "criminal negligeance" in the first case, you could be convicted of "criminal stupidity" and fined on a scale, a small sum for first offence, a much larger sum for second offence, and so forth, until you go to jail.

    People who are accidentally stupid (using accident in the philosophical sense) would have their wrists slapped, while people who are essentially stupid (as some people are "essential" snobs according to the author of The Book of Snobs) would find their stupidity costly.

    We are all accidentally stupid from time to time because humans just don't think or care as much as they could and should, but the real stupids would eventually be locked up for the safety of all concerned. We could draw a line in the sand that we are willing to defend and pay for, and eventually there wouldn't be enough stupids to hold back Civilization. They'd be given simple chores to do that even stupid people would have a hard time farking up and trained to think and be considerate (this latter being as important as the former because a lot of stupidity is lack of consideration).

    And they could all be given a copy of Steve Allen's Dumbth and be taught to read it, as well as manuals, instructions, posted speed limits, etc.
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