Caylee's Law

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    Fueled by verdict anger, push for 'Caylee's Law' starts in Pa., N.J. | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/08/2011

    Knee jerk reaction or common sense law?
     
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    knee jerk, if someone is going to break the law and murder a kid they sure as hell ain't gonna follow the law and report it. Dumb assed legislators.
     
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    Strange that "parents" need to have a law about that. It should be named Parents Who Are Murdering Pigs Law.. PWAMPL
     
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    That's what Greta Van Sustern said. Since 99.9% of parents would do this already, do we need a law for the .01%, who as Willow noted, may be the criminal?

    I would imagine a parent could be charged with neglect if a missing child isn't reported. In that case, the family has much bigger problems.
     
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    These are the type of things that show how far our society has fallen. The fact that we would even consider the necessity for a parent to report that their child is missing should be disgusting to most people. Common sense tells you that. However, with our current society, it doesn't surprise me that we might see a need for something like this. Very, very, very sad.
     
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    Its closing the barn door after the cows have already left. In the mind of the supporters, they could have at least gotten casey a few years in jail if this law had been on the books.
     
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    Such a law could be responsible for many innocents sent to jail.

    Say your child dies of natural causes in their sleep and you discover it the next morning. An unscrupulous DA could charge the parents with failure to report the death with in one hour of the death occurring

    And what exactly is the age requirements on said law? If you have a child that is a teen and routinely runs away, this could become onerous.

    As was noted criminals are not going to follow the law anyway. We don't need laws that are pointless.

    She was found not guilty live with it.
     
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    I thought about that but one of the charges was child endangerment and she was found not guilty of even that. That was one of the DP charges.

    If this new law doesn't have any teeth, which I feel it wouldn't, like years in prison, it would be ineffective anyway. I guess I'd say yes to a law like that only if the punishment was harsh.

    Who allows their child to be missing for a month? I will never get over this..
     
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    It's one of the stupidest things I've ever heard of and for all the reasons described above.
     
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    why do people always feel the need for a new law? normally when one wants to report a missing person...the police always want to wait.....not with real young kids but with 10 ish and over.....so now if i got a 10 yr old who takes flight and i know the little bastard is just fucking off at billie bob's cause the is his best friend.....am i to call the police?
     

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