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    Default Negligence heretofore unseen...and kids died

    Sadly, it isn't really heretofore unseen, but it's about as bad as it gets.

    http://www.firehouse.com/news/top-he...-flees-country

    This buffoon spent at least 13 minutes in a store while the kids were in her house unattended. Genius factor increased by leaving a burner on.

    Who's ready to get up a posse and go to Nigeria to get her? If her family is so concerned about the situation, she needs to face the music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    Sadly, it isn't really heretofore unseen, but it's about as bad as it gets.

    http://www.firehouse.com/news/top-he...-flees-country

    This buffoon spent at least 13 minutes in a store while the kids were in her house unattended. Genius factor increased by leaving a burner on.

    Who's ready to get up a posse and go to Nigeria to get her? If her family is so concerned about the situation, she needs to face the music.
    197.00 for a Nigerian Visa.
    1729.00 for round trip flight.
    Look on her face as she realizes she is being chased, priceless.

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    Maybe they'll send Tommy Lee Jones after her.
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    Hopefully, she won't make it back alive.

    Just saying.

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    And why was this woman even IN THE US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireinfo10 View Post
    And why was this woman even IN THE US?
    Because she has rights!!!

    She may be a citizen; the article isn't clear on that. Either way, it's mighty easy for her to get in before she commits a crime, mighty hard to get her back afterwards.
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    This just makes me sick, my wife and I are at the point where we are thinking about having children but how can you know someone you take your child to is not this lady?

    My mind is just whirling with all kinds of scenario's of do's and don'ts but nothing I really want to publish on the interwebs with my name on it...

    God bless the firefighters that where there though... I can't imagine how sick they must be after that. That is not a call that your going to be able to just forget.

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    What a shame that this had to happen. Go get her so she faces the dead kids parents and jail time and if its in that state: death chamber!! Just saying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mncowboy96 View Post
    This just makes me sick, my wife and I are at the point where we are thinking about having children but how can you know someone you take your child to is not this lady?
    Apparently this was a registered day care center, albeit in a home. By the sounds of it there had been no complaints. She got gigged for not having an extinguisher or a CO detector before the place opened, but those issues had apparently been resolved.

    Her gross negligence and its result aside, the only issue they're looking at is whether she had more kids under her care than the law allows. Otherwise she was running a perfectly legitimate day care center, something I'd wondered about.

    On the other hand, it appears that Tata was no stranger to fire.

    To answer your question - in one respect, you don't. You owe it to yourself to research potential day care providers, including references, etc.

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    Yes, my own two daughters spent a few years in day care each. Fortunately, they were at facilities inside schools, and one of them employed my wife's aunt. But most important of all, NOBODY LEFT THE KIDS UNATTENDED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    On the other hand, it appears that Tata was no stranger to fire.
    Everybody reading this thread should drop in on that story. In that context, it concerns me more than ever to think that she left a "pot of oil" on a hot burner and left the house.

    And then left the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Apparently this was a registered day care center, albeit in a home. By the sounds of it there had been no complaints. She got gigged for not having an extinguisher or a CO detector before the place opened, but those issues had apparently been resolved.

    Her gross negligence and its result aside, the only issue they're looking at is whether she had more kids under her care than the law allows. Otherwise she was running a perfectly legitimate day care center, something I'd wondered about.

    On the other hand, it appears that Tata was no stranger to fire.

    To answer your question - in one respect, you don't. You owe it to yourself to research potential day care providers, including references, etc.

    Even then, there are accidents.
    The whole "pot of oil", leaving the house and the prior arson? Its been a few years since I had a coloring book but I am starting to connect the dots here and what this is looking like, my brain doesn't understand how a human can do this.

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    Default Not trying to one up you, but.....

    Here is a link to one of our, not to terribly long ago recipient of a Darwin award.

    http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_u...&v=xx2McAGUF88

    Hopefully that works, had to type it in manually due to technical difficulties.

    At any rate, mother and Aunt locked two kids in the house. House caught fire. The first kid died that day at the scene, the other kid died within the next day or two.

    The video shows the Aunt and momma being interviewed at the scene of the house fire. What were they worried about? When they could get inside to tget their food stamp card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mncowboy96 View Post
    ... my brain doesn't understand how a human can do this.
    I think that's pretty much where everybody is on this one.
    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

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    The sad reality of this entire tragedy is that the local community activists (i.e. unemployable people who like to complain about all the free stuff given to them on the backs of working people) will rally behind this waste of humanity (if she is ever apprehended and returned to the US).

    Now that the local media is making headlines of Houston's Fire Chief saying "I wish we'd have handled this a bit differently", the same activists will call for his head on a platter so they can say blame was placed somewhere.

    I appreciate Houston's chief taking responsibility and saying we'll learn from the "mistake". I'd hardly call it a mistake because I would have likely handled it in the same fashion (with the same information he had available to him).

    This was a horrific event for both the families of the deceased children and the firefighters who had to mitigate this tragedy.
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    And now she's on the U.S. Marshals' Most Wanted List.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/03/04/...iref=obnetwork
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    Possibility that judicial nitpicking slowed issuance of warrants, allowing her to flee...

    http://www.firehouse.com/news/top-he...-day-care-fire

    Honest people get put on the no-fly list and this character waltzes right onto the plane. Lovely system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    And now she's on the U.S. Marshals' Most Wanted List.

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/03/04/...iref=obnetwork
    You can bet Holder will get right on it.

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    Tata(s) indeed o:

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    Well, one way or other this Academy Award winner has now turned herself in.
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