Monday, January 13, 2020

"Baby box bill" and DHS fail to protect twins at homeless hotel

From Fox News:

New York City police have reported the tragic deaths of twin two-month-old babies at a shelter for homeless families that was once a LaGuardia Airport motel.

The father woke up from a three-hour afternoon nap and found the infants not breathing in separate cribs, WNBC-TV reported.

The cribs were filled with pillows, the station reported.

Doctors were unable to save them at the hospital, the station reported.

In 2017, Gov. Cuomo signed the "baby box bill." From The National Herald:

The baby boxes, which are designed for infants six months old or younger, will be distributed in areas of the state with the greatest infant mortality rates. They are designed according to the safe infant sleep guidelines of the Academy of Pediatrics and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and discourage high-risk behaviors on the part of parents that are associated with Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Each baby box has a firm mattress with a fitted sheet which are two key elements for safe sleep.

Parents will also be given educational information on the dangers of co-sleeping and the risks when blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, and loose bedding are used. Many parents of newborns have no idea that these seemingly innocent items in a crib can put a sleeping baby at risk.

So... did DHS not get the memo about the bill? Did the state not supply them? What the f*ck happened here and why is it that it seems no one will be held accountable?


JQ LLC said...

The Fox link seems to be broken.

Queens Crapper said...

I think it's fixed.

Anonymous said...

The “parents” killed them. The city is hiding this and avoiding major press against its ill-run “shelters”.

Julie B. said...

three hour nap?? Nice when you don't need to work.

JQ LLC said...

It was "reported" that the mother was kicked out the hotel/shelter. There isn't much followup in this horrific story and it's barely getting any repeated coverage in the local news and papers despite the fact that these are new born babies that were just 8 weeks old.

One picture of them has them in metal pails. Pails.

There is a cover up going on here. And I think the major players controlling the narrative about this are the DHS and the NYPD under de Blasio's typical micromanagement.

JQ LLC said...

It was also reported that the father was stoned when the kids were perishing under a crib full of pillows.

So, technically, DHS and the hotel have no culpability in their deaths. Win win for them.

JQ LLC said...

And the non-profit managing the hotel shelter too. Win win win

Anonymous said...

We can't make their parents look bad.

Does not conform to the liberal script we are given to sing.