*This is one Father’s Day, a Baltimore, Maryland man will never forget. What happened on this day will set the tone for the rest of Wilbert Carter’s days. It also brings to the fore the responsibility and accountability of a parent, even when that parent feels they need a break to celebrate a day especially designed for them.
Being a parent doesn’t allow for any off-duty time.
Carter, 31, made a dreadful decision on Father’s Day; when he decided to leave his 2-year-old daughter, Leasia Carter, in the car so that he could go drinking with his buddies.
The temperatures on this day was nearly 90-degrees. And that was outside, so inside the car it reached sweltering heights.
Leasia was left strapped to her car seat and when her father left the bar, drunk, he got in the car and drove straight home; never looking back and fell into bed.
The child, who police say was inside the hot car for at least 16 hours, wasn’t even thought about until the next day when she was discovered.
*You may have been struck by the story about a woman who was found pushing her dead child in a swing last week. Residents in LaPlata, Maryland called police after they spotted the woman, now identified as 24-year-old Romechia Simms, around 7 a.m. at La Plata playground.
Police later said that the condition of the child’s body, (no blunt trauma, but rigor mortis had set in) shows the woman may have been at the park for an unusually long amount of time. Possibly overnight.
Simms was taken to a medical facility, and was placed under observation.
But now the child’s father has come forward, with claims that if the court would have listened to his warnings, his 3-year-old son might still be alive. Continue reading →
*”You have to at some point change the culture of what’s happening in the police department, and the way that you do that is by holding them accountable.” —Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore State Attorney
In the video below, Baltimore State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, who was voted into office in January of 2015, speaks to Chris Hayes on “All In With Chris Hayes” on her new found “celebrity” in the wake of the Baltimore Riots and her decision to hold accountable the six officers who were responsible for the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray – who suffered from a fatal spinal chord injury after being forcibly arrested and transported in the back of a police van, unsecured.
As the youngest prosecutor of a major city, Mosby comes from five generations of law enforcement professionals. What I believe people will admire most about her is her no-nonsense approach to justice for those in and out of uniform; her ability to remain poised and thoughtful even while in the eyes of an unrelenting media; and the fact that even at her young age (she’s 35) she is not swayed by what appears to be the infatuation of the public. Continue reading →
*Reports say that employees at the 5-Boro Burger fast food restaurant in New York City thought it strange that a woman had been in the restroom for such a long time. But they were shocked at what they found upon entering. Thirty-five-year-old Latisha Fisher, mother to one-year-old Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, was holding her hand over the child’s mouth, smothering him to death.
It was around 2:25 p.m. on Monday, according to police. And employees at the restaurant had become suspicious as lines to the bathroom grew longer and the woman kept refusing to come out.
*No, I’m not making a sick joke by writing this headline; it really happened. In what can only be called a terrible, freak accident – a man was killed in a Pennsylvania cemetery. StephenWoytack and his wife had decided to go to the cemetery and decorate the tombstone of his mother-in-law ahead of the Easter holiday. But somehow, during the process, the tombstone suddenly fell over, and the 400-pound stone fatally wounded the man, crushing him, according to Edward Kubilas, a caretaker at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in the eastern Pennsylvania town of Throop, just outside of Scranton.
It happened on Monday morning. Woytack had been kneeling next to the grave marker as his wife tied a cross on the other side, Kubilas said. Then, out of nowhere, the stone just fell over into the soft earth, pinning Woytack, 74, underneath. Continue reading →
*Nothing could be more heartbreaking than losing the mother of your children after childbirth. But this is what happened to the father of quadruplets, who lost his wife soon after their babies were born. The internet wrapped its arms around this little family when a fundraising page got thousands of dollars in donations almost immediately.
Now that this father has been home with all four babies, we are all anxious to see how he is adjusting to his new life as a single dad.
Carlos Morales’s wife, Erica, gave birth to quadruplets named Carlos Jr., Tracey, Paisley and Erica — via C-section on January 16, and went into hypovolemic — a condition that involves severe blood loss, soon after.