Of course the Police are "explaining" their actions. But it still is a one sided conversation don't you think? And we all know that in these situations where individuals or entire (police) departments undergo scrutiny because of questionable actions that the whole truth is being told... hmmm. Unless you were there and know first hand what transpired you really don't know the circumstances involved. As most mothers will agree we know the normal behaviors of our children and at two years old schedules are in place and this could of been a typical everyday scenario with the child's nap time. I haven't heard anything about groceries just that she had to go to the store. How is it you know that it was unimportant? A prescription? A necessary ingredient for dinner? Tampons? Pain relief? 2000 flushes for a stopped up toilet? Who cares? It was a poor judgment call or in your words "absent minded" but it turned out fine. It just doesn't warrant an arrest and public humiliation. You stated "quote" "Let this serve as a reminder to parents: Do not leave your young children home alone with someone who is sick and sleeping." Well, I hate to tell you this but this scenario could happen to any of us. Do you sleep? Yes. Does your child ever wake up before you do? Yes. Is it possible that he or she may have time to open the door and exit your home with you unaware? Yes (unless of course you have all of the necessary childproof gadgets which by the way is not a bad idea for you parents who have toddlers). So in order to prevent your young child from harms way in the event he wanders out of your home, don't leave him with anyone who is sick or sleeping. And while your at it, do not do anything else in an unforeseen fashion that my or may not get you in a predicament. Always think with precision and accuracy at all times every minute of the day. And for the love of cheese, if you must sleep make sure there is an alert awake adult standing guard at your front door at all times in the event your baby wakes up before you do and journeys outside in your slippers. View Comment
Nope, the explanation is not going to fly. Their still should not of been an arrest or charges filed. Even Capt. Sam Arciola said "This is an unfortunate incident".
The only crimes committed was that of the Westport police when they arrested this woman, the unneighborliness neighbors and the newspapers/media for making this poor mother out to be unfit all for the sake of ratings. I wonder how many of these stone throwers have done the very same thing at one time or another? Shame on you!! View Comment
The only criminal act here is arresting this woman in the first place. If the State of Connecticut is going to claim this to be an illegal act then perhaps some solid legal stipulations are put into place. From what I can tell there are no laws governing the age of which a minor can be left in charge of a younger sibling. It is merely recommeded that the child be older than fifteen. So now the family know to sleep with one eye open, case closed. View Comment