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1944, 10 Jan 19

Milwaukee Bus Driver Saves Toddler

Hats off to a Ms. Ivic.

(CNN)A Milwaukee bus driver went above the call of duty when she stopped to save an unlikely would-be passenger: a baby.

Irena Ivic was driving on a freeway overpass when she spotted a barefoot baby, Milwaukee County Transit System spokesman Matt Sliker said. The baby, wearing a red onesie and a diaper, was quickly walking to an intersection.
“Oh my God. Oh my God. I am shaking,” Ivic said in the video as she sat down in the driver’s seat with the baby.
A passenger on the bus took off her winter coat and draped it around the baby girl, who was cold to the touch. The temperatures were freezing that day, on December 22, according to the transit system.
Ivic sat talking to the coat-swaddled baby, stroking her hair. The little one soon fell asleep in her arms, as seen in the video.
The 19-month-old had been cold and scared but was otherwise unharmed, police said.
The child went missing after officials believe the child’s mother had a mental health crisis, the transit system release said. “Authorities eventually reunited the baby with its father,” Sliker said.

1944, 10 January 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    How does child neglect turn into “mental health crisis”?

    Who is trying to make this mom into a victim when she is really a criminal?

    Otherwise, a very heartwarming story of someone doing the right thing.

  2. Mark Hoefert

    When I saw “red onesie and diaper”, I recalled the term “red diaper baby”.

    Kevin, I think it is in the realm of the possible for someone mentally ill to not only neglect to care for themselves, but also other living things within their care, be it pets, plants, or people.  Horrible case within the last few years in either Milwaukee or West Allis where a mother immersed her baby in boiling water – the baby died – no doubt she was flat out crazy.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann

    That should not be a deterrent to criminal charges.

    My objection here is a government agency angling toward victim status, rather than criminal status, for this mom.

    A”victim” with mental health issues may get her kid back to further harm kid, possibly worse in future.

    A criminal, there should be at least some pause, in any effort to get her kid back.

    My problem is the soft label being angled by the story.

  4. jjf

    I think you’re catching on, Kevin.  Mental health issues have been treated as crimes for quite some time.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    How much evil do we excuse and justify under guise of “mental health”?

    We now let people do genital mutilation because it is not “mental health” problems…but their right to their identity m, etc,etc. how long before liberals move crimes into degenerate acceptance and we can’t even blame mental hearth anymore. I can see it now. He’s a “thief”. Liberal, “that’s just who he is, you should support him in his identity….”

    Liberalism is a disease.

  6. jjf

    Genital mutilation?  You mean like all the circumcised men in Wisconsin?  Who ordered that?

    Or the Muslims doing it to women?  Why, they get to do it because of all those people who think the religious get special exception to do what they want.

    You should be in charge of yourself.  If you think you’re a vampire, go at it.  If you want to dress up and speak in what you think is a Transylvanian accent, go for it.  If you cross the line and think you can kidnap someone and drink their blood, you’ve crossed a societal line.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    So if you are Bruce Jenner and pretend to be a woman, but have not cut your junk off…and want to shower with teenage girls….crossed the line?

    Many in liberal world would call me a hate monger and intolerant for not even entertaining this notion.

    What day you? Allow perverts, like Bruce Jenner, with mental illness to run with teenage girls in the shower?

  8. jjf

    I think what you’re desiring are private showers.  Why are public showers OK?  When’s the last time you used one?  Were you concerned whether any of the other men were attracted to you?  How is that different from your proposed situation?

    And then there’s the question of whether Bruce Jenner is circumcised, and does that constitute “cutting your junk off”?  When I met Bruce and got his autograph at the Jamboree in ’77, he was wearing those slinky 1970s shorts but I couldn’t tell.

    But this post was about the rescue of a toddler, right?

  9. Kevin Scheunemann

    I think we have our answer…you will excuse, ignore, and enable a lot of evil under the guise of “mental health” issues.

    No standards at all.

  10. jjf

    Standards?  What are we talking about here?  Bus drivers who are compassionate enough to stop to rescue a wayward toddler?

    You rant in so many directions.  Everything sets you off in a new direction.  When anyone asks you a question about some item you mention, you run in a new direction.  You want to talk about their genital mutilation, not your genital mutilation!  You want to talk about an elected Federal official in Minnesota, not our state elected officials in Wisconsin.   Whaddabout!  Whaddabout!

    Standards.  What’s your standard?  It’s OK for you to shower with a gay man?

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    You were indicating certain extreme things “cross the line”.

    I was just curious where your line was.

    When does mental illness end and “crime” begin for you?

    Clearly, you seem to be biasing toward Bruce Jenner types, in indulging their mental illness…so it is OK for Bruce to be in women’s restrooms, showers, and locker rooms?

    Just mental illness we excuse, right?

    We have just given evert pervert a solid defense if we excuse crime with “mental illness.”

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