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Here’s another babies die alone in hot cars story, from the New Times chain, regarding which, we are very sorry to bring this topic up. But this supposedly heart-wrenching story, unlike the infamous Story That We Try Not To Mention, in which we learn about how people actually do forget about their babies in cars, is instead about a guy who knew very well that his baby was in a car and, like, went out to check on her and crack the window and then spent a couple hours hanging out with his buddies in the air conditioning at work. So basically you can cool it on the six pages of frothy emotional appeal and talk of “inconsistent laws”-the dude left his kid in a car for a couple of hours and the kid died and he went to jail. That seems unsurprising.