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    WOW on the part of the Catcher! But an overall bad incident, otherwise.

    Baby Thrown From Burning Building, Survives
    Police In Germany Catch 9-Month-Old Baby

    POSTED: 4:51 pm EST February 5, 2008
    UPDATED: 6:57 pm EST February 5, 2008

    LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany -- A 9-month-old baby is alive after her parents threw her from a burning building into the arms of a police officer, four stories below.

    The girl's parents also survived the fire Sunday at a building in southwestern Germany. Nine people died in the blaze, including five children.

    The drama at a building in southwestern Germany was captured in a series of photographs of the baby in freefall as a group of anguished adults, thick smoke billowing around them, looked on.

    Police did not release the name of the policeman who caught the child, but said he was injured after he fell to the ground and struck his head. He was treated at a hospital and released.

    Police said the chaos caused by the fire was so horrific some of the rescuers who were at the scene wanted to quit.

    People leapt from the building to escape the flames and missed nets laid out by police. Others formed human ladders to save people inside.

    The building was home to Turkish immigrants, and Turkey's prime minister said there should be a prompt investigation to determine if arson is involved. He said Turkish police officers will visit the remains of the building.

    Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.


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    Oh my god. This is like the third story this week of some damn cop doing the fire department's job. We don't arrest burglars, why are they trying to catch babies!






















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    Hey NM, you'll also note that he fell over and bashed his head while doing the catching. (maybe that'll learn him eh? LOL ) Good catch though, wonder if he wants to play for the Dolphins? heheeheheheee

































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    Link to the pics...

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe...ire/index.html


    Looking at the crowd and the tenents - is it just me or do they not look all that "German"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Link to the pics...

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe...ire/index.html


    Looking at the crowd and the tenents - is it just me or do they not look all that "German"?
    in Germany,you have a lot of immigrants and clandestins.
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    Chicago, according to the report, the building is mostly occupied by Turkish immigrants; good job on the observation! My news link didn't have any photos attached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Link to the pics...

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe...ire/index.html


    Looking at the crowd and the tenents - is it just me or do they not look all that "German"?
    Germany has a large guestworker program. There is a lot of talk that this fire was Arson by some neo-nazi nut-jobs. The building was occupied by immigrants from Turkey that had been harrased by skinheads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Link to the pics...

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe...ire/index.html


    Looking at the crowd and the tenents - is it just me or do they not look all that "German"?

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