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VERBATIM: No charges in Cincinnati gorilla case

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No charges will be filed against the mother of the three year old who fell on May 28th into the gorilla encampment. This mother did not act in any way where she presented this child to some harm. She had three other kids with her and turned her back. And if anyone doesn't believe a three year old can scamper off very quickly, they've never had kids cuz they can, and they do.
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Had she been in the bathroom smoking crack and let her kids run around the zoo, that'd be a different story. But that's not what was happening here. She was being attentive to her children, by all witness accounts. The one thing I will say, I mean, the zoo lost a beautiful animal and one that many people in this area have enjoyed watching for a long time.
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But it's still an animal. It does not equate human life. And they felt that this boy's life was in jeopardy. And they made the painful choice to do what they did.