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avatar Indiana Man Indicted For Child Abuse
October 12, 2011 06:35AM
Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
Indiana Man Indicted For Child Abuse

On August 28th, rangers contacted a man hiking with his three juvenile grandsons and found reason to believe that he was physically abusing them. They asked for a special agent to assist and a joint investigation was begun. On September 20th, a federal grand jury in Phoenix returned a six count indictment against Christopher Carlson, 45, for knowing child abuse committed under circumstances likely to produce death or serious bodily injury. The indictment alleges that Carlson took his three grandsons, ages eight, nine and twelve, on two separate hikes in the park in August when temperatures were in excess of 100 degrees and severely limited their water and food, marched and ran them up dangerous terrain, and placed their health at risk. "The indictment alleges that the defendant repeatedly denied food and water to his grandchildren, physically abused them, and placed them in harm's way," said acting U.S. Attorney Ann Birmingham Scheel. "The children were rescued because of the quick action of park staff and concerned hikers on the same trail. Together, they prevented a tragic outcome." Conviction carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.
avatar Re: Indiana Man Indicted For Child Abuse
October 13, 2011 12:00AM
I'm trying to figure out what goes through somebody's head when they do something like this...
Re: Indiana Man Indicted For Child Abuse
October 13, 2011 10:18AM
as someone who has coached kids for many years, it always amazes how many of these guys thing that hot weather somehow makes you tougher, We do our conditioning in cold weather, when you can really build cardio strength. (And that is pretty inappropriate under 12 years of age, BTW).

Hot weather is the time to focus on playing smart....not dying.



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avatar Re: Indiana Man Indicted For Child Abuse
October 13, 2011 02:24PM
Sadly, some people are just criminally idiotic. sad smiley
avatar Re: Indiana Man Indicted For Child Abuse
October 13, 2011 07:37PM
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plawrence
Sadly, some people are just criminally idiotic. sad smiley

Too bad some of those are in Congress.
Re: Indiana Man Indicted For Child Abuse
October 14, 2011 06:52AM
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plawrence
Sadly, some people are just criminally idiotic.

Too bad some of those are in Congress.

Agreed. Also too bad that some of those have also been in control of our California state legislature for a couple of generations now.
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October 14, 2011 07:40AM
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plawrence
Sadly, some people are just criminally idiotic.

Too bad some of those are in Congress.

Agreed. Also too bad that some of those have also been in control of our California state legislature for a couple of generations now.


Not to mention our rich history, dating back to the late 1960s, of electing a number of morons to the governor's office.
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October 13, 2011 07:34PM
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balzaccom
We do our conditioning in cold weather, when you can really build cardio strength..

That can have problems too:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_induced_asthma
Re: Indiana Man Indicted For Child Abuse
October 13, 2011 09:14PM
Ha1 Bear in mind that in California, cold weather means below 60....



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October 14, 2011 12:18AM
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balzaccom
Ha1 Bear in mind that in California, cold weather means below 60....


For example, see the Average Temperature Chart in the link below:
http://www.allaboutcabo.com/about-cabo/weather
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avatar Re: Indiana Man Indicted For Child Abuse
October 14, 2011 12:37AM
Just noticed in this report:
the idiot is 45 years old and he has grandsons aged 8, 9 and 12.

What population control problem?

(When I was 45, my son was 10.)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/14/2011 08:08AM by szalkowski.
avatar Re: Indiana Man Indicted For Child Abuse
October 14, 2011 02:16PM
Grandfather at the age of 33. So, respective fathers at the average age of 16 or so?
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