Wednesday, October 15, 2008

2008 Baby Carriage Moms at Protests in Korea: Using a Baby as a Human Shield

Baby Carriage Moms at a protest (from


"The “baby carriage moms” is the nickname for mothers who bring their babies out to political protests to essentially use them as human shields so the riot police stay away.

1. From, criminal negligence . . ."

In the criminal law, criminal negligence is one of the three general classes of mens rea (Latin for "guilty mind") element required to constitute a conventional as opposed to strict liability offense. It is defined as:

careless, inattentive, neglectful, willfully blind, or in the case of gross negligence what would have been reckless in any other defendant.
2. From, Child abuse . . .

Child abuse is the physical, psychological or sexual maltreatment of children. While most child abuse happens in the child's home, a significant portion also occurs in organizations involving children, schools, clubs, social/religious communities, child care businesses, and residential schools.[1][2] There are four major categories of child abuse: neglect, physical abuse, psychological or emotional abuse, and sexual abuse . . .

3. From, Negligence . . .

Negligence (Lat. negligentia, from negligere, to neglect, literally "not to pick up") is a legal concept in the common law legal systems . . . "Negligence" is not the same as "carelessness", because someone might be exercising as much care as they are capable of, yet still fall below the level of competence expected of them. It is the opposite of "diligence". It can be generally defined as conduct that is culpable because it falls short of what a reasonable person would do to protect another individual from a foreseeable risks of harm. In the words of Lord Blackburn,

"those who go personally or bring property where they know that they or it may come into collision with the persons or property of others have by law a duty cast upon them to use reasonable care and skill to avoid such a collision."

(my bold, my italics)

4. From, Neglect . . .

Neglect means to leave uncared for or to leave undone.

Neglect may also refer to:

  • Neglect (English law), a term of art in English law used to qualify an inquest into the factors that contributed to a death
  • Child neglect, is a form of child abuse, when a child's legal guardian fails to adequately provide for the child's physical or emotional needs
(my bold)

"And that's all I have to say about that." Forrest Gump


1 comment:

Brian said...

Pardon the plug, but did you see this?