Skip to comments.Outrage of the Week: Mom Arrested for Letting Her Kids, 11 & 7, Walk to Pizza Shop
Posted on 08/06/2012 9:45:49 AM PDT by Altariel
Yes, readers, its another case of child protective craziness. According to the Manchester, Conn. Patch, a local mom was charged with risk of injury to a minor and failure to appear after police say she allowed her seven-year and 11-year old children to walk down to Spruce Street to buy pizza unsupervised.
And according to reader Bob who sent this to us, Google Maps shows that we are talking about a half-mile walk! In addition to the solidarity of outrage, please post your ideas for how to protest the idea that kids are in danger every time they do something on their own, even something dumbfoundingly mundane, which means also protesting any time helicopter parenting becomes the only legal way to raise our kids. L.
My parents would have been in prison for the “horrors” they made my sisters and I endure.
Sounds like those kids are getting to play with the same toy that I got to play with when I was a kid. It’s called ‘Outside’
Don’t show up in my small town. The kids ride bikes/walk all over the place, sure they are sent to the stores/restaurant to pick up pizza or milk.
Thought they wanted kids to “get moving.” How can they do so if they get in trouble for walking outside?
Liberals are insane.
OMG, My dad used to give me 50 cents to go to the corner store and buy him a pack of cigaretted when I was like 7 or something
and we practically LIVED in the woods across the street- I would leave in the mornign and not come home until it was dark practically...
some of the best times of my life- I LOVED walking to the store to do something for my dad
The horror - I had to walk nearly a mile to school starting in the first grade (1958). There was no bus service at the time and we only had one car which my Dad used to get to work. By third grade, I had a bicycle and rode it without a helmet. I guess my parents were criminals.
Because of political correctness, it IS dangerous for a child to walk on the street without protection. Even young college kids have become targets.
This is what we get when the moral fabric get's torn. We live in a nation of lawlessness these days. Political correctness has an excuse for every animalistic behavior one can think of. "It's not their fault. They're simply victims of the free society. "
I don't know which is worse. The danger associated with children being left alone for more than 60 seconds, or the danger of the nanny state punishing the parents for what the state itself has done. Damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Only women (of both genders) will do that. Rational people will recall that when we were that age, we had actual FREEDOM, and didn't allow occasional news stories from far-away states to cow us into denying our children their own Freedom to explore their world.
Those who sacrifice Liberty for Security deserve neither, and will have neither.
The only danger to kids these days are Liberals who protect those who would seek to harm our kids. The real “danger” to children everywhere are LIBERALS!
That is hysteria, not data.
My brother and I weren’t much older than that when our parents let us take an airplane trip by ourselves.
We did, however, carry our .22 rifles on board.
Indeed; it’s statistically more likely that the kids will be molested/abused by a family member in their own home than that a stranger will grab them on the street.
Sexual predators of children need to be dispatched, not out of cruelty toward them, but simply to protect children.
However, we don’t execute people who do this anymore. Just a massive show trial and then maybe guilty or not, depending on how stupid your jury was (Casey Anthony) or smart your lawyer was.
And then of course, IF found guilty, they’re in for Life at the worst (and let out after 15-20 years). No instant hanging, as should be. No outrage by concerned parents and citizens, just more hunkering down and gasping behind fingers held to their lips.
Moral outrage and the action it used to garner is gone.
I moved to Manchester Connecticut when I was 9 years-old. I walked a mile each way to fifth grade and never thought it was child abuse. I never even got pizza out of the deal.
Once, my mother, who had no car, asked me to walk about 3 miles to deposit an endorsed check for about $1000. I was perhaps 11 or 12. It didn’t seem heroic or abusive but I was so ignorant then I didn’t know I was being asked to do something no child should ever be expected to do. /s
In 2003, 1591 children under 15 were killed in vehicle crashes.
So you should be arrested when you drive your kid.
Geez, it was of course a different world back then, but in the mid-60’s I used to hop on the bus from northern New Jersey into big bad NYC and traipse around Canal Street all day looking at electro-junk before the WTC was built. I must have been 11-12 at the time.
My dad used to give me 50 cents to go to the corner store and buy him a pack of cigaretted when I was like 7 or something
Good God your father was a maniac. JK. First of all, today your father would have life in prision for the fact you were 7 years old and get the chair for getting cigarettes. How life has changed for the worse.
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