After the story circulated about the girl who was r”l niftar after being left in a car, hateful, vile, Anti-Semitic people came out in droves.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s page has over 700 nasty comments – probably a historic high. RUOC, as well as other platforms, have a massive amount of comments – all with one main theme: Jews don’t take care of their Kids. ‘They have so many – who cares anyway’ and the like.
On a side note: GreaterLakewood Spoke with the Ocean County Prosecutors office requesting they censor hateful, sick comments. The office started explaining hate speech is legal but GL quickly reminded them of the NJ Attorney General’s letter to Facebook recently condemning Hate speech (Yes, Legal Hate Speech). They promised to censor comments by 5 PM…
Stories like these are tragic. They are literally the worst thing in the world. They happen to people of all races, and socioeconomic levels. It has occurred to Doctors, CEO’s, Lawyers, Government officials, Unemployed people and everyone between. The media, however, pounces on these stories – and even worse generally blames parents in an effort to gain ratings.
Below is a very scary video – be advised. It explores the tragedy of children dying of heatstroke in cars and what parents endure.
You can hear audio from a therapist explaining why this occurs and why signs alerting people may not help.
One idea online is – Keep a stuffed animal in the car seat and when the child is placed in the seat, put the animal in the front with the driver. Or place your purse, briefcase or cell phone in the back seat as a reminder that you have your child in the car.