Skip to comments.Fla. mom arrested for allowing 7-year-old son to walk to park alone
Posted on 07/30/2014 6:13:49 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
"I honestly didnt think I was doing anything wrong. I was letting him go play, she told the station.
As Dominic was passing by a public pool, lifeguards asked him where his mother was.
They asked me a couple questions, and I got scared so I ran off to the park and then they called the cops, Dominic said.
Police found the boy in the park playground playing with other children. He had a cellphone around his neck that was given to him by his mother, a police affidavit said.
Police took the boy home and the mother was arrested and charged with child neglect.
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My parents would have been arrested, too.
Don’t let your 7 year old go to the park by his/herself. If you think that’s okay, wake up! However, these cops should be fired for arresting her. Probably tarred and feathered.
Boy oh boy would my mom be in deep doo-doo.
She didn’t even strap a cell phone to me. Don’t know if she even would have were they around then.
At the age of 7, a half mile is a bit far to let a child wander.
My bro and I were always going someplace...he was 4 years older.
Everything is forbidden. Regardless of how this turns out, she will now have an arrest record and there will be certain things she cannot do without the king’s permission.
I went all over town by myself at the age of 6 and 7. I was fully independent. The parks in town were always full of kids and nobody had their mommies there. I grew up in los angeles in the 70s, so it wasn’t podunk rural.
My great grandad brought up in NYC lived in the borough of Queens would take the subway to Manhattan just to walk around and look at stuff. He was eight at the time. No problems, no worries.
“He just basically kept going over that theres pedophiles, and this and that, and basically the park wasnt safe, and he shouldnt be there alone, Miss Gainey told the station.”
She should sue the city for knowing that the park isn’t safe and NOT doing anything about it.
I wondered all over the place when I was 7. This is a different country though. Reagan was president back then.
Ugh! They release the vermin all over our cities so that we’re easier to control.
Heck I was traveling miles from home by the time I was 10. Of course things were different then. We weren’t worried about terrorists, serial killers, or pedophiles like we are now.
Because we didn’t have 24/7 News Channels pointing out every bad thing that happens out there.
I can’t find it now, but there is a map that shows how far children are allowed to roam from home. In the 50s, it was something like 7 miles, which gradually got reduced down to less than a mile over time. Its a sad statement about both society and parents’ willingness to let their kids explore their community on their own.
The cops should be arrested for “neighborhood neglect” for wasting their time and our money on something as stupid as this.
I propose that if the cops or the city are responding to a “complaint” that the person who complained must be named in any charges/orders/etc. that are issued. That would stop the busybodies and free up our cops for real work.
before I was 8, we lived on a street where I would go out to play with my friends. the street was about a mile long and our house was in he middle. I had friends on both ends and would go to their homes without escort and we’d play outside until it got dark
when I was 8, we moved and the in the new town, it was similar except the area was less populated. by the time I was in 4th or 5th grade, I would ride my bike 2 miles to school.
this being said... there is a difference today compared to back then. back then, people weren’t hyper sexualized and if they found a pervert, he got his ass kicked. today, they let them out and allow them to continue. why? because then the people will gladly cough up more tax money for more cops and bigger govt
She got charged with a felony. There’s no law specifying an age limit for going to the park alone, btw, so this was just “at the discretion of “ the police. Ridiculous!
My parents would have been arrested for general creepiness if they followed me around as a 7 year old.
I was quite done with parental supervision at 5.
We played in the woods. Alone. All day. We had to come home by dark, which in June was 10:00 P.M. or so. Anything before then was considered weird.
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