An Oregon couple went out on a date back in March and left their 1-year-old son home with a babysitter.
They returned later that evening to find the child screaming as the sitter slept on the couch. When they awoke the next morning, they were horrified to discover bruises all over their son’s face and body.
Medical professionals and law enforcement later confirmed that the child had been abused.
But even after the the babysitter confessed to hitting the baby, no arrests were made.
According to the Oregonian, Jacob’s parents learned Friday the case would not be prosecuted, despite photo documentation of the abuse, thanks to a 2012 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that prosecutors say made it more difficult to file charges in abuse cases with victims who are unable to speak.
The father makes an obvious point. He said, “a dead body cant tell you who killed them. Yet a baby isn’t held to the same standard because he cant talk???? Well neither can a dead body.”
Indeed. But, remember, this is the state that has removed dissent from global warming, “settled” science. It’s not run by people who are all that bright.