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robert237 Post time: 2015-7-8 09:50
This happens all the time in the US. The parents are usually given a slap on the wrist but sometimes ...

We are talking China not America

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Of course

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their own kid's death itself is a punishment ..

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I, of course, understand the pain and the desire to find someone to blame.
But is there any actual and serious study proving that to punish guilty parents is helping to reduce such a miserable accidents? Not Sure. I am even sure it won't bring the kid back to life. It is just a way for the citizen around, to wash the shame. How can a law saying "you risk a fine" or "you risk a prison pain" helping the adult to protect his infant? It's another lazy way to pretend to be fixing problems. Only education, massive people education, can reduce the risk to the minimum. But No law won't never avoid all accidents. It's impossible. all of us one day burnt at least one red light. By accident, inattention. Could have been fatal for someone. but hasn't been, by luck. So, one more time, instead of to hit people, I think we should help them. Maybe our world would be better.

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This post was edited by Ratfink at 2015-7-8 18:37

Penalties don't always work in cases like this.  From a humanitarian viewpoint loosing a child in such a tragic manner will cause a lifetime of grief for the parents. However, there are times when a steep penalty is needed, in the case of willful neglect for example.

Education is the key, all pregnant women and their spouse should be educated and need to learn how and why children can be injured and or die from the mistakes parents make. This sort of training could include exposure to excessive heat and cold, dehydration, head and bone trauma and so on. If parents have undergone such training and a child dies due to negligence then a suitable penalty could be employed.

In the end it's a fine line between justice and vengeance. The USA's system relies heavily on vengeance and punitive punishment and assauge the general publics baying for blood, rather than dealing with a matter in a fair and logical manner.
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Post time 2015-7-8 19:05:57 |Display all floors
Yes...Children have rights too. There are parents who kill children. Do not assume all parents are noble. Especially for female babies. The Chinese are known to have a preference for boys.   
Tighter control and education will prevent such STUPIDITY and/or treachery.  A fine perhaps?
Eg. Babies need fresh air, proper nutrition and hydration. Exercise too.  
Being an adult, there is no excuse to be ignorant of these requirements.
Especially with a baby on board ...... one wonders what the parents are thinking?
Do they lack education? Immaturity?...... Pffft!! A fine will wake them up.
That said......perhaps more support and information on babycare could be given. Eg. what nutrients are needed. What types of exercise? detailed habits....eg. Burping babies... etc.  Why not start a state website on this? Also more perks for women to look after the babies and more creches?

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