Medics Pronounce Doll ‘Dead’

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Not really that funny, was it?

This week medics and police spent several hours investigating a “dead baby” in a park in Queens, New York City–until a medical examiner realized the baby was actually just a doll (https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2019-06-18/a-nightmare-that-was-not-new-york-rescuers-find-dead-baby-is-actually-a-doll).

After first responders pronounced the doll dead, police roped off the area as a crime scene and began looking for clues. They stopped when the M.E. told them it was a doll, not a baby.

In fairness, it was quite a realistic-looking doll and police have procedures that they must follow to secure a crime scene for the collection of evidence, some of which can be literally microscopic. So what we have here now is a prank that wasted police and first responder time.

We also have a rather horrible irony. Here all these guys are, pouring time and labor into what they think is a dead baby left in a public park… in New York state, where the governor recently turned on all the lights to celebrate a new abortion law that allows them to kill a baby as he or she is being born.

Why is the one apparent killing a police matter, and the other… just “women’s health”?

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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