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Of Sex Offenders and Garage Sales

. “With Justice for All,” a blog about what’s wrong with our sex offender laws, ran this piece about how over the top our fears can go. The blogger, Shelly Stow, consistently nails the media for its craven habit of jumping on any sex offender-related item and turning it into something so scary that it […]

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Your blood pressure is fine and your kids are being taken.

“Medical Kidnapping”

. This piece comes to us from Carlos Morales, a former Child Protective Services investigator, now the supremely disillusioned author of “Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services.” Carlos is president and founder of Child Protective Services Victim Support, and a legal advocate for family reunification. He lives in Manchester, NH. The second edition of his book is now […]

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Xray vision...but not for justice.

A Bone Fracture Leads CPS to Remove Two Girls from Their Home

. Here’s another horrifying case from the Family Defense Center in Chicago. A baby’s fractured leg convinced the Department of Child and Family Services that she has been abused, despite the fact that fractures like hers are common in kids, and there was absolutely no other evidence against the parents. The state fought tooth and […]

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Is sitting quietly okay? Provided no one plays duck, duck goose?

Sign of the Times

. It’s so strange to me that society doesn’t connect the dots. Especially dots as obvious as these: Dear Free-Range Kids:  I live in Rockhampton Queensland Australia.  Our town is one of the states most obese.  Rockhampton has been identified as one of the cities that our states health system recently targeted to pilot a healthy eating, healthy […]

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My spidey sense tells me he or she is about to prey upon our precious children.

To Volunteer, All You Have to do Is…

. Below is just one of several letters I’ve gotten recently from parents frustrated or furious about having to get background checked before they can do something as simple as coach T-ball, or chaperon kids on a field trip. The idea is that somehow, in the time a parent is shepherding a gaggle of goofy […]

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An insurance nightmare.

Horrible Insurance Advice

. This is how insurance companies think, blame and change our culture. The paragraph below appears at the top of the  “Effective Playground Supervision” page  on the site of West Bend Mutual Insurance. West Bend insures the “businesses that many standard-lines companies shy away from” including, “daycares, fitness centers, swim clubs, summer camps and non-profit organizations.” Just […]

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