When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Water

We’ve seen plenty of cases where a human expired from too much water — drowning. But water is a funny thing — you can die from too little of it, too. That’s what happened to a young member of the vibrant diversity on Staten Island, New York, according to the Medical Examiner, and the New York Post.

The 7-month-old Staten Island boy whose mother brought him to the hospital more than 24 hours after he died was dehydrated and weighed a mere 8 pounds, police sources said Monday.

The city Medical Examiner’s Office determined that little Dameen Mohammed’s body did not have any signs of trauma but his condition may point to neglect, sources said. The average weight for a child his age is about 18 pounds. The baby experienced an “extreme weight loss” in just the last month, sources added.

A cause of death is pending further studies by the ME, sources said.

via 7-month-old boy was severely underweight when he died | New York Post.

A previous article in the Post suggests that they didn’t just kill him by denying him fluids — they also abused him in other ways.

A 7-month-old baby with bruises across his body died at a Brooklyn hospital Saturday morning – and cops are questioning the infant’s family, police sources said.

Dameen Mohammed was unconscious and unresponsive when his 25-year-old mother and grandmother took him to Lutheran Hospital at about 6:45 a.m., sources said.

Hospital staffers noticed the boy’s bruises and immediately phoned cops.

By the time police arrived, the baby was declared dead.

It’s not even mid-January, and the Mother Of The Year entrants are already going all out for the trophy.

Naturally, this happened in New York City, where guns are functionally outlawed. For the children!

7 thoughts on “When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Water

  1. Sommerbiwak

    Horrible as the reported incident is, how exactly would wide access to firearms helped the child and its bad luck having been born into a FUBAR family?

    1. Chris W.

      You’re missing the point – firearms are not what kill people. People kill people in many weird ways. Removing firearms does nothing to protect the populace, only disarms them so that they may not defend themselves – from tyranny or evil men.

      1. Sommerbiwak

        True that the laws in NY make not much sense except for taking away firearms. But still it would not have changed a thing in this situation of parental neglect. Or do you expect the baby to shoot the neglectful mother??

        1. Hognose Post author

          Naw. It goes back to a more general point, that the law focuses on the wrong things, and especially that Government is a blunt instrument ill-suited to solving such human problems as this: physical ability to have a baby is no guarantee of mental, emotional, or moral readiness to be a parent.

          The .gov steps into a lot of these situations, but seldom improves them. In this case, the mother involved (somehow; exactly how is not clear from the article) in the abuse and neglect of her child was actually a government official dealing with other people’s children.

    1. Hognose Post author

      I kid you not, that one’s already written and in the hopper for 1400 tomorrow. The one for 1400 Thursday is written and scheduled, too…

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