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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Sad, but true: The season to leave babies to die inside hot cars is underway

Even though we’re struggling to hit 60 degrees around these parts at almost mid-June, that doesn’t mean it’s not warm anywhere else.

When it gets hot, people do really stupid things. They leave babies locked inside cars. And then they leave them alone. They leave long enough to kill, yes, kill the children.

Sometimes, these neglectful dolts get off because enough dummies feel sympathy for them.  They buy into the ridiculous defense that it was a mistake, that they flat out forgot they had a baby in the back seat.

It also doesn’t help when a brain dead media comes to the aid of these parents/guardians of the year. Note the following lead sentences of a recent story from the San Francisco Chronicle:

“The death of a 4-month-old boy who was left alone for hours in a car at the El Cerrito Plaza BART station is a reminder of how easily parents - even conscientious ones - can forget that their children are in the backseat, child-safety experts said Tuesday.

Even if Everett Carey's death Monday was an accident, however, the father who left him in the car could face criminal charges. Parents involved in similar tragedies in the Bay Area have been prosecuted on charges including involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment.”

Are you kidding me? The reporter is more or less absolving the parent of any wrongdoing.

We’re going to be hearing more and more stories like this. Sympathy for the idiot adult is not in order. Reserve your sympathy for the innocent dead baby. The moron who left the baby to die needs swift and severe punishment. Anything less sends the horrible message that you can get away with this indefensible act.

2 + 2 =6 is a mistake. Leaving a baby abandoned inside a hot car is a CRIME!

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