Daily Archives: September 13, 2011
A Logan motorcyclist rescued when several good samaritans lifted a burning car off of him remained in critical condition Tuesday but thanked his rescuers.
“I’m just very thankful for everyone that helped me out,” Brandon Wright told The Associated Press by telephone from his hospital bed. “They saved my life.”
Brandon Wright, 21, had been flown to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray shortly after his eastbound motorcycle collided with a BMW sedan about 11:40 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 89 in Logan. Tyler Riggs, who identified himself as a cousin of Wright’s, said Tuesday that Wright had undergone surgery Monday night and was expected to recover, though it would be a long recuperation.
Assistant Logan Police Chief Jeff Curtis said the accident occurred when the BMW, exiting a parking lot across the street from the Utah State University campus, drove in front of Wright’s bike. Wright and his bike then slid into and under the car.
The bike caught fire when its gas line ruptured, and the flames spread to the BMW. Passersby saw Wright wedged underneath the car. Several of them, despite the flames, rushed to lift the car off of Wright while others pulled him out by his feet.
“Every one of those people put their lives in danger,” Curtis said to The Associated Press. “Those people are heroes. You can only speculate what the outcome would have been if they had lifted that car and waited for the emergency service personnel to get up there.”
After reading more about this case, it has less to do with them being Vegan and a whole hell of a lot to do with them being bad parents. If the baby was being fed sufficiently, then he wouldn’t have died weighing only 3 pounds. Although apple juice and soy milk is not a normal baby food, you would still think that if their son was wasting away, they would take him to the doctor and figure out the issue.
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A Vegan couple who only fed their newborn son soy milk and apple juice have lost out in their bid to have their murder convictions overturned.
Jade Sanders, 27, and Lamont Thomas, 31, had appealed against their conviction four years ago over the death of their six-week-old son who starved to death.
The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the murder conviction of the couple who claimed they were sticking to their beliefs over food.
Charged: Lamont Thomas (L) and Jade Sanders (R) had appealed against their conviction four years ago over the death of their six-week-old son
The two first-time parents had rushed their malnourished son Crown Shakur to hospital after he began to have trouble breathing in 2005.
Doctors declared him dead on arrival after failing to resuscitate him.
An autopsy found his death was due to extreme malnourishment or starvation.
When police searched the couple’s flat in Fulton County, Georgia, they found a soy milk bottle, an apple juice bottle and a rancid-smelling baby bottle caked with debris.
Prosecutors said an investigation revealed the two, who lived a vegan lifestyle and ate no animal products, only fed their baby soy milk and apple juice, and had failed to seek medical treatment when their young son was wasting away.
Prosecutor Chuck Boring said during the trial no matter how many times they want to say, ‘”We’re vegans, we’re vegetarians,” that’s not the issue in this case. The child died because he was not fed. Period.’
Defence lawyers argued at the murder trial that they did not realise their baby was in danger.
At trial, Saunders claimed she also fed her son breast milk and soy milk formula, reports the Atlantic Journal-Constitution.
‘I loved my son – and I did not starve him,’ Jade Sanders said at her May 2007 sentencing hearing.
According to authorities, the child died of bronchopneumonia due to extreme malnourishment or starvation.
The couple were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.
In her appeal, Sanders’ lawyer argued the evidence wasn’t strong enough to support the verdict.
And Thomas’ lawyer claimed his trial attorney was ineffective because he failed to call an expert to support his theory that his son’s death was linked to cystic fibrosis and not starvation.
The Supreme Court rejected the appeal unanimously and said the conviction was safe.
I am so disgusted with people these days. Yes, your dog has run away, but thankfully it’s still alive, which may not have been the case if they didn’t rescue it in the first place, dip shit. This incident is no one’s fault, but your own, so stop being so upset with everyone else. In my opinion, she’s probably looking for a way to make some easy cash based on her actions of leaving her small Pomeranian dog in a boiling car, while she enjoyed festivities at a theme park.
A woman has been left ‘distraught’ after her medically prescribed support dog escaped after being ‘rescued’ from her boiling car by Six Flags park staff.
Pomeranian ‘Malibu’ escaped from California park staff as they tried to replenish her water bowl, running out of an open door at the in house kennel used to house dogs left in hot cars.
Park staff had earlier smashed the window of owner Miss Shalanon Brooks’ car to free Malibu, after they saw the dog which they ‘thought was dead’ according to a Six Flags spokesman.
Shalanon Brooks had said that she thought the dog would be fine because she left a cup of water and the window’s cracked. Why the fuck do you bring a dog to a theme park in 100 degree weather, just to leave it in the car? I understand it’s a support dog, but if Malibu wasn’t supporting you at the time, couldn’t you have left her in a much cooler environment? Water and cracked windows in a confined space and very hot temperatures is NOT safe. Common sense must not be a given for all people in society today.