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N.Y. Toddler Dies From Liquid Nicotine Poisoning

Dec. 15, 2014 — A 1-year-old child in New York State is believed to be the first youngster in the United States to die of poisoning from liquid nicotine, the substance used in electronic cigarettes.

Police said the toddler was found unresponsive last Tuesday after ingesting liquid nicotine at a home in Fort Plain, N.Y., and later died in hospital, ABC News reported.

The death is believed to be a “tragic accident,” according to a statement released by Fort Plain police. They did not say whether the liquid nicotine was associated with an e-cigarette.

With the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, health officials are concerned there could be more fatal incidents like this one if steps aren’t taken to protect children, ABC News reported.

Brightly-colored liquid nicotine comes in flavors such as gummy bear or cotton candy, which is appealing to youngsters, health officials warn.

“One teaspoon of liquid nicotine could be lethal to a child, and smaller amounts can cause severe illness, often requiring trips to the emergency department,” the American Association of Poison Control centers in a statement, ABC News reported. “Despite the dangers these products pose to children, there are currently no standards set in place that require child-proof packaging.”

In recent years, there’s been a sharp rise in the number of liquid nicotine-related calls to U.S. poison control centers.

Just a small amount of nicotine can cause seizures and other dangerous symptoms in children, Dr. Donna Seger, director of the poison control center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told ABC News.


Colorado Springs man sentenced for child abuse

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to abusing his girlfriend’s teenage sons has been sentenced.

Man Physically Abused Boys
Lee Duane Kizer

Lee Kizer, 30, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison.

Kizer pleaded guilty to one count of child abuse resulting in serious injury as part of a Plea Agreement in November.

Prosecutors said he tortured and threatened his girlfriend’s teenage sons.

The teens told police Kizer made them kneel in a corner and beat them.

Woman attacks 10-year-old with hammer

Elderly Woman Attacked Girl, 10, With Hammer

An elderly Miami woman is facing an aggravated child abuse charge after police say she attacked a 10-year-old girl with a hammer.

Elderly Lady attacked Little Girl
Iona Aiken

Iona Aiken, 79, was arrested Monday afternoon following the attack at a home at 14145 Madison Street, according to a Miami-Dade police arrest report. Aiken was being held on $15,000 bond Tuesday, jail records showed. It was unknown whether she had an attorney.

According to the report, Aiken lives with the 10-year-old girl and another person as a family. As the girl was listening to headphones and playing with a tablet, Aiken “without warning and for unknown reasons” started hitting her with the hammer, the report said.
The victim said Aiken struck her four times on the head and once on the shoulder, causing a laceration and a concussion, the report said.

The girl and her mother then ran to the home of a neighbor who helped the girl stop the bleeding from her head.

“I’m the one that stopped the bleeding from the little girl,” said the neighbor, Dora Anderson. “She’s sitting in the chair, and I just held it there until the police came. “I’m surprised at this because I knew she had been sick because she took care of me when I was sick,” she said. “I was very sick, I couldn’t walk and she took me to go shopping and to the doctor, but I didn’t know she was this sick.”

The child was taken to Baptist Hospital for treatment. Officers took Aiken into custody.

Physical Abuse of 7-month-old????

Marine couple charged for alleged abuse of infant boy

JACKSONVILLE, ONSLOW COUNTY – A 7-month-old boy suffered a broken rib, bleeding in the lungs, and injuries to his tongue and eyes, and arrest warrants state his mother, a U.S. Marine, is to blame. A man, also a Marine, was arrested in the case as well.

Marine Abuses Baby
Delaney Welch&-month-old Baby physically Abused

Delaney Welch, 20, and David Alvarez, 25, were arrested on January first at their home in Jacksonville.

Arrest warrants say Welch assaulted and inflicted serious bodily injury on the child that caused a broken rib and bleeding lungs. Warrants state the boy also had a cut to the underside of his tongue, a burst blood vessel in his eye, and bruising. Arrest warrants for Alvarez say he knowingly caused, encouraged and aided the infant to be abused and neglected. The alleged abuse happened from July through September of 2014. The warrants don’t say where the abuse happened, but the couple’s address is listed as the Brynn Marr Village Apartments in Jacksonville.

There is no word where the infant is now.

Cathy Gneiting is a doctor and counselor. She says even a 7 month old baby can have night terrors after experiencing serious abuse. “I would be more concerned about night terrors, help the baby to feel safe, calm, relaxed, in a safe environment,” said Gneiting. She says there can be contributors that lead to abuse, but the main reason people abuse is stress. “A lot of times people will look at the military as such a stressful situation that you’re abusing your children, and that’s not necessarily true. People are abusing their children because they don’t know how to deal with stress,” said Gneiting.

Both Welch and Alvarez were served warrants and arrested around 5 p.m. on New Year’s Day by Onslow County Sheriff’s deputies. Both were released to the U.S. Marines shortly after being arrested. Welch appeared in Onslow County District Court Friday morning for her first appearance. She is charged with felony Assault Causing Bodily Injury and felony Intentional Child Abuse.

Alvarez is charged with misdemeanor Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. Our reporter spoke to Alvarez on Friday. When asked if he could talk about what happened, Alvarez replied he should probably not say anything.

Criminalizing commercial sex work and branding ‘trafficking’ as the same thing raises the stakes for victims

It is the time of season to remember those who have not.

To remember the Good who wish only Good for others.

Our Children are not properly protected by the laws in Our Country, isn’t roughly 7,000 years long enough to make this world safe for Our Children????

It is time for those who truly care to join with us and stand together, THE TIME FOR COUNTING IS NOW!!!!


Criminalizing commercial sex work and branding ‘trafficking’ as the same thing raises the stakes for victims

In the United States, any person under the age of 18 whether a girl or boy with any assistance from a third party, is by definition a ‘trafficked victim’, whether they consent or initiate contact on their own accord.

According to Professor Marcus, attempting to criminalize all commercial sex work and/or conflate the term with “trafficking” actually aggravates the situation for children who are commercially sexually exploited. A better solution, he says, is to normalize sex work:

“This notion of ‘child sex trafficking’ has a dependency to make the stakes so high that people have trouble talking about their experiences. Most young people we met wouldn’t go to social service agencies to get help because social services records were tied to child sex trafficking and no one wants their ‘support network’ such as your…

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