I live in the south. Every year we have cases of babies/infant/toddlers left in hot cars, allowed to die and the parents go free! What has gotten me on this rant, Oprah having a mother who was just too overwhelmed with her busy lifestyle to remember her infant in her car. An overwhelmed mom's deadly mistake - CNN.com In Boone NC, this summer, there was a dead infant, the parents were drinking and doing drugs. The mother made it a habit to leave the infant in the car. Is there really any difference in the two cases? Isn't neglect, neglect regardless of the reason? What do you think should happen to parents who leave kids in car in the heat? Here is kinda another thing...I live in the mountains where it gets cold....you rarely if ever hear of someone leaving their child in a car and letting them freeze to death, now why is that? Do you, like me, wonder how many of these cases are simply murder disguised as neglect or forgettfulness?