Brooklyn Center day care facility was 'ticking time bomb'

  • Article by: WARREN WOLFE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 14, 2012 - 9:21 PM

Brooklyn Center facility serving 88 children had scores of violations before the state shut it down.

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tom4sixFeb. 14, 1210:28 PM

"in part because the owner violated a state order requiring him to avoid unsupervised contact with the children there, the state disclosed Tuesday." WHAT?

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howyadoinFeb. 15, 12 7:36 AM

Where are the "government should quit regulating and leave small businesses alone" folks now? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Regulations, for the most part, are there for a reason and this is a fine illustration of the good that government can do.

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swmnoldguyFeb. 15, 12 8:14 AM

Posted by howyadoin: "Where are the "government should quit regulating and leave small businesses alone" folks now? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Regulations, for the most part, are there for a reason and this is a fine illustration of the good that government can do."

Right on!

One would have to assume that the republicons on here would rather the gummint allow this facility to keep opperating!

Let the "free markrt" (and the dead kids) sort it all out!!! Right, cons?!?!?!

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ephrakerFeb. 15, 12 8:33 AM

Not sure if it is the same person but SMITH, ANTONIO LAMONTE 05/07/1974 has credit card fraud, criminal damage to property, DWI, domestic abuse and several other driving violations listed in public records. I do not know which offense would be a dis-qualifier for licensing since the domestic abuse case was from 2011 and the article mentions the specific offense was prior to 2010 but it may be something out of state. It certainly could be the fraud conviction but its hard to say for sure.

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jjrnorthFeb. 15, 12 8:40 AM

Hey swmnoldguy....... Yes, republicans believe in "free market" which has to do with regulating pricing not safety!!!!! I think republicans and democrats alike can agree that this needed to be done before a child died. However I agree with tom4six that this daycare owner probably should never been allowed to own/run a daycare so the real question is, who let them do that?

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garbralterFeb. 15, 12 8:42 AM

Typical liberal reaction by the some of the posts on here. If someone argues for less regulations on businesses, libs assume you want ZERO regulations. If you argue for lower taxes for all, libs agrue that you want ZERO taxes. Anyone with a functioning brain cell understands that regulations and taxes are a necessary evil...it's how much power you give to government organizations that scares "cons". I'm sure that all libs would rather give up all power and authority to "big daddy" government and let them run their lives. Sorry libs, private organizations police themselves more effectively than govt. can. As we have seen from the current presidential administration, governement is not very good at regulations (witness Solyandra), policy and money control. (Another $1 billion dollar deficit).

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forfreedomFeb. 15, 12 8:43 AM

Why was this not a story until the legislature is in session? There is a difference between reasonable rules and regulations and forcing day care workers to unionize whether they want to or not. howyadoin, you seem to have bought the progressive stereotype that conservatives don't care. how unthinking of you. Did the story mention anything about parents being notified and given the opportunity to remove their children (a free market principle)? One has to also ask, if parents knew about this situation why did they continue to place their children in this location? That is not a state problem, that is a parenting problem.

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garbralterFeb. 15, 12 9:01 AM

Really howyadoin & swmnoldguy?? Are you kidding me? So this is your example of "the good government can do"? Let's see, 50 complaints since 2004 and the government did nothing; started the process to close the center in 2007, took government 5 YEARS to get it done, hmm, sounds like the DMV, Jerry Kerber is quoted as saying the closing process "took a lot longer than it should have.." I guarantee a PRIVATE company would have done a background check and found out about this guy long before the government did and I'm sure it wouldn't have taken 50 COMPLAINTS before the regulating body would have shut this guy down. The government is lucky that a kid wasn't killed sometime in the last 8 years. If this is your vision of "good government", you can have it!!!

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falcon1674Feb. 15, 1210:11 AM

garbralter - Typical liberal reaction by the some of the posts on here. If someone argues for less regulations on businesses, libs assume you want ZERO regulations. ------------------- What assumption? Everyone of your right wing candidates are ON RECORD with quotes pertaining to abolishing all regulation and letting the 'free market' sort it out. Try You Tube sometime.

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falcon1674Feb. 15, 1210:16 AM

garbralter - Really howyadoin & swmnoldguy?? Are you kidding me? So this is your example of "the good government can do"? Let's see, 50 complaints since 2004 and the government did nothing; started the process to close the center in 2007, took government 5 YEARS to get it done, ----------------------- Probably because the private sector has LOBBIED state government to impose looser rules and guidelines that make it more difficult for the government to shut down a business that is in violation.

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