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Old 02-12-2019, 09:42 AM
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I can't believe he wasn't fired over this. He claims his son was a volunteer at the police station, while the police officers involved said they were merely babysitting.

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Facing allegations that officers under him were baby-sitting his special-needs son, the Chicago police commander gave a novel explanation: He was conducting a secret study.

Grand Central District Cmdr. Anthony Escamilla acknowledged he had on-duty officers pick up his teenage son, who has autism, but insisted he worked as a volunteer in the community policing office.

Pressed by investigators from the city’s inspector general’s office, Escamilla said he wanted to watch how his son did the work and interacted with his officers, taking mental notes he planned to share with the officers later.

“I kind of wanted to just leave it to them, acting out in their job roles, and then him being a volunteer and seeing how it would go,” Escamilla told an investigator. “It’s not about my son and someone keeping an eye on him. This is about kids with his kind of disability and what we can do as a department to help them.”

Neither Escamilla’s officers nor the inspector general’s office saw it that way.

The officers complained that they were just watching over the boy for their boss. “I mean, baby-sitting, let’s just put it out, I don’t know how to say it,” one officer told the investigators. “I never thought about taking care of a kid from another officer on my job hours.”

The inspector general’s office dismissed the commander’s explanation as disingenuous and implausible. It recommended possible dismissal, but police Superintendent Eddie Johnson decided on a seven-day suspension. https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...208-story.html
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:20 PM
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He's a "district" commander, which means he's not the boss...

Even if one were to believe his lame excuse that he was conducting a study, he did so without the approval of his superiors...
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I can't believe he wasn't fired over this. He claims his son was a volunteer at the police station, while the police officers involved said they were merely babysitting.
Wrong but outlines the need for qualified affordable care givers. And the need to have insurance that pays for it.
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Wrong but outlines the need for qualified affordable care givers. And the need to have insurance that pays for it.
There you go again wanting someone, or something else to pay your bills, absolving you of any responsibility for your own existence. It's no wonder that your pine for Democrats.
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There you go again wanting someone, or something else to pay your bills, absolving you of any responsibility for your own existence. It's no wonder that your pine for Democrats.
a disabled child's care yes should be paid by the parents' insurance.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:10 PM
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a disabled child's care yes should be paid by the parents' insurance.
Oh, so now it is disabled children's childcare should be covered by insurance. Moving the goal posts again I see.

However, why should they be covered by insurance? What is your rationale?

In your opinion, what other goods or services should be provided to people by some third party? So far we have Healthcare, HC insurance, childcare and college education. Did I miss any?
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a disabled child's care yes should be paid by the parents' insurance.
They've already expanded how long a 'child' *coughcough* can be on the parents health insurance. Now you want additional coverages added.

Shall we figure out how much additional they should pay in premiums? Oh no, of course they shouldn't have to pay anything additional, it's insurance, let everybody else pay it.

That being said, I spent years working with challenged individuals. Downs, and other's with birth conditions. There are insurance programs specifically in place for situations such as these, and grant type programs that help the families receive money for assistance in caretaking. The parents of most of the individuals I worked with were terrific folks. Some, were rock bottom nasty, and spent their time treating the child (some were well into their 20s) as a burden, and not quiet about letting the child know it. Lovely people.

My cousins granddaughter is a Downs baby, and that child will always have love and security from the entire clan....

Be it that we could look at the world through their eyes....
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They've already expanded how long a 'child' *coughcough* can be on the parents health insurance.
I waa wondering about that, until I saw the news where a judge told a basement child that that tidbit was the prerogative of the parents, and not their obligation.
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