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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:19 PM

 

Toddler dies after eating chili powder; woman arrested

APPLE VALLEY • Authorities arrested a woman Monday morning for child abuse resulting in death after a 2-year-old ingested chili powder, had a seizure and died, officials said Monday.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies found a 2-year-old girl suffering from a seizure after ingesting chili powder around 4:16 p.m. Sunday in the 20000 block of Cayuga Road.

The child was transported to a local hospital where she died, officials said.

After an investigation, deputies from the Sheriff’s Homicide Detail arrested Amanda Sorensen, 21, of Apple Valley, for child abuse resulting in death early Monday morning.


http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/abuse-38446-valley-apple.html

Ban chile powder now!

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Reply Toddler dies after eating chili powder; woman arrested (Original post)
banned from Kos Jan 2013 OP
slackmaster Jan 2013 #1
Tempest Jan 2013 #5
slackmaster Jan 2013 #16
gollygee Jan 2013 #2
Coyotl Jan 2013 #28
newfie11 Jan 2013 #3
riverbendviewgal Jan 2013 #4
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #8
freshwest Jan 2013 #37
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #6
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #10
BeyondGeography Jan 2013 #7
Terra Alta Jan 2013 #9
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #11
Terra Alta Jan 2013 #17
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #18
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #21
Terra Alta Jan 2013 #30
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #12
neverforget Jan 2013 #13
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #19
neverforget Jan 2013 #24
demmiblue Jan 2013 #25
Lex Jan 2013 #14
Arcanetrance Jan 2013 #15
yardwork Jan 2013 #26
Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2013 #32
yardwork Jan 2013 #35
Arcanetrance Jan 2013 #34
leftstreet Jan 2013 #20
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #22
Skittles Jan 2013 #29
whatchamacallit Jan 2013 #33
tabasco Jan 2013 #23
womanofthehills Jan 2013 #27
niyad Jan 2013 #36
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #31
Rex Jan 2013 #38
Trillo Jan 2013 #39
merrily Jan 2013 #40
Name removed Jul 2013 #41

Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:21 PM

1. Story sounds rather dubious

 

I wonder what the child really ingested.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:39 PM

5. Gunpowder maybe? n/t


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Response to Tempest (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:23 PM

16. I'm thinking along the lines of some controlled substance

 

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:21 PM

2. Pretty hard to walk into a school

and blow away a bunch of kids with some chili powder.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:12 PM

28. But now that this has been posted on DU, you just know someone will try

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:26 PM

3. Must be more to this story

I don't know of any toddler that would continue eating chili powder after the first taste.

Something missing in the story.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:27 PM

4. this is very terrible but they don't say the circumstances

Children are very quick and do things you don't expect.

My son was just over one years old. Walking ... I gave him a bath and dried him and he took off running naked while I cleaned the tub.
His dad was in the living room. We had a small one bedroom apt with a pantry kitchen.... I had canisters made out of coffee cans..(we did not have a lot of money) My smart little guy knew I kept the cookies in one of them....He got his hot wheels strips and took one to push off the canister from the shelf....He didn't know he picked the can with flour in it. He was covered from head to toe in white flour when I came in. This all happened withing 5 minutes of him getting out his bath...My husband couldn't see him from where he was in the living room and he thought the baby was still getting his bath...

Thankfully it was not like this story ... Children are fast. and curious.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:55 PM

8. I was amazed...

by the speed of a naked baby. My grandson loved to run away from his mother and grandmother after his bath. He always came to me to protect him

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:51 PM

6. Was she making the toddler eat it as punishment? nt

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:01 PM

10. Yes, that's the charges.

http://ktla.com/2013/01/07/police-toddler-dies-after-chili-powder-punishment/

It's in the above link.

The OP appears to have thought it would make some sort of point to omit the abuse and cry for a ban on chili powder. How sad is that when a child was just punished to death? A horrible painful death at that.

Sick freaking framing of the OP.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:51 PM

7. You're being an ass

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:58 PM

9. chili powder?

Something about this story doesn't fit. How much chili powder did the child ingest? Is Ms. Sorensen the mother? Why was the child eating the chili powder to begin with?

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:02 PM

11. It was a cruel form of punishment.

The child died in horrible pain a victim of child abuse.

http://ktla.com/2013/01/07/police-toddler-dies-after-chili-powder-punishment/

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:28 PM

17. I blame people like Lisa Whelchel

who advocate feeding children hot sauce as punishment. The very definition of a cruel and unusual punishment.

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:30 PM

18. Fact of life?

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Response to Terra Alta (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:36 PM

21. She's the RW "Christian" author who writes about motherhood, right?

She wrote that book "Creative Discipline" or something like that.

I totally agree if we're speaking of the same person.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:14 PM

30. yep, that's her.

best remembered as snobby Blair on Facts of Life.. grew up to be a far-right "Christian" whackjob who advocates torturing children.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:07 PM

12. Ban hyperbolic post that make light of a child being abused to death.

This is beyond the pale. You should delete this post. That poor child was forced to eat chili powder as a punishment and died in horrible pain due to the abuse.

That's nothing to use to make a "ban chili powder" joke about. It's shameful.

A link to the charges. http://ktla.com/2013/01/07/police-toddler-dies-after-chili-powder-punishment/

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:09 PM

13. Agreed. This is a shameful post

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Response to neverforget (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:30 PM

19. Not long ago I wouldn't have believed some of the things I've seen here would ever be posted here.

Since the Sandy Harbor tragedy I've learned of entire new lows members will sink to to advance their meme.

It's been both an eye opening, and discouraging realization.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:55 PM

24. And a post and run to boot. nt.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:02 PM

25. +1

Not surprised, though.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:11 PM

14. IF you think you've scored a valid point about guns by posting this child's tragic death

then you really need help.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:17 PM

15. Very sad when one dies before experiencing life.

On another note I have never heard of anyone dying from Chili powder

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:03 PM

26. If a two year old was forced to eat a lot of chili powder then they could easily die, I think.

Chili peppers have a chemical that burns the skin and mucous membranes. We think it's fun to eat a jalapeno pepper, but imagine being forced to eat a great deal of extremely hot pepper. Two year olds have very delicate mouths and digestive tracts.

This was torture.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #26)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:17 PM

32. I'm an adult and have never been able to tolerate spicy stuff. It's not only kids.

And I have some major food allergies as well.

Spices and peppers are painful. There is no way in hell a child should be forced to eat chile peppers or spicy stuff for any reason.

My bossy grandmother yelled at me at the table for not eating stuff I didn't like, because of her shitty Mississippi boiled-to-death cooking, and also food allergies I didn't know I had yet. None of it was spicy but mealtimes were traumatic as hell.

I got yelled at for reaching for sugar and they insisted I use saccharine liquid, which was bitter. They told me it tasted like sugar and I kept saying "No it doesn't!".

Yeah that messed with my head, telling me my tastebuds were wrong. Mom ate raw tomatoes and bell peppers and raw onions, ALL of which I cannot eat. Dad was allergic to them and I inherited that from him.


My second MIL made food I could not eat. It was very greasy and spicy. One bite and I ran to the sink for water, and the dumb broad stared at me like I was some kind of idiot.

Now I am a VERY picky eater. And I am insistent about not eating things I don't like or are allergic to.

I was grown before I found out raw spinach and broccoli were good. Never had them as a kid.




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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #32)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:41 PM

35. I'm glad that you have control over your own food now. It's terrible how people treat children.

I raised two boys. One of them is like me and my mother - he can eat anything spicy, loved spicy food from the time he was little. My other son is just the opposite. Hates anything remotely spicy. We let him eat what he likes. They are young men now, both in excellent health, athletic physiques. Children know what they can and can't eat.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #26)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:40 PM

34. I agree completely that it's torture

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:31 PM

20. It's 'chili' powder, not 'chile'

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:50 PM

22. By now, even the other Obama Loyalists

must think you're not worth it.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:13 PM

29. don't count on it

they lockstep their love no matter what

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Response to Skittles (Reply #29)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:28 PM

33. Yeah, I know

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:51 PM

23. Lower than whaleshit. n/t

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:11 PM

27. Cayenne and respiratory distress link


http://www.livestrong.com/article/481978-side-effects-of-ingesting-too-much-cayenne-pepper/

Do not give cayenne to infants or small children to avoid respiratory distress. Toxic overdoses of cayenne increase the risk of liver and kidney damage. The risk of side effects increases incrementally with the amount of cayenne ingested. Talk to your doctor before using cayenne to treat any medical condition.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/481978-side-effects-of-ingesting-too-much-cayenne-pepper/#ixzz2HLkYmnuN

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:54 PM

36. let's see, I eat habeneros raw, I eat the ghost chili, and now the trinidad scorpion and I

eat them by the spoonful. to take care of respiratory distress, I ingest spoonfuls of the hottest
horseradish I have. not once have I ever suffered any kind of distress over what are, to some, rather large amounts of these hot peppers. cayenne is mild.

of course, I grew up with all this stuff, starting at a very young age.

but that somebody would come up with the idea of forcing a child to eat hot sauce or hot peppers as a punishment is beyond sickening. I have a couple of items I would not mind force-feeding them. . . .

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:14 PM

31. Seriously in bad form.

I would think you would be banned from here also.

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:34 AM

38. Someone was mad about your post being alerted on.

The strange crap I've seen at this place in the last few weeks astounds me. Did they ban you at kos for your morbid sense of humor?

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Response to banned from Kos (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:30 AM

39. A short, cryptic response.

It's possible the OP truly meant it, instead of the presumed intent of sarcasm.

I received an email recently, it said, "This is an outrage!" (over time, I've read that phrase numerous times). The exclamation point is not necessarily indicative of sarcasm.

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Response to Trillo (Reply #39)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:02 AM

40. Inasmuch as the OP seems to have lost interest in the thread, I would not

worry too much about the responses.

JMO



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