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This is not what the actual Man Traplooks like. At least, so far as I can tell.

UPDATE: Schools Advised to Install “Man Traps”

UPDATE: This story is from Roxbury, NJ, not Roxbury, Mass. My bad. The area’s Wikipedia page lists crime stats from 2009: 0 murders, 3 robberies.  In Roxbury, Mass, the school district just hired the former chief of police, Jim Simonetti, to evaluate their security. And guess what? He has recommended the district spend over half a […]

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Men allowed...but distrusted.

At My Church, I Can’t Even Be Alone in a HALLWAY with a Child,

Readers — Have you heard of this program? Is there  a way to counter its draconian decrees? Dear Free-Range Kids: I have been a volunteer for many years at my church, but now we have a new pastor, and he brought with him this child care worker training program called “MinistrySafe.” While it is just a […]

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You will need to be groped, Miss.

What Happens When You Set Off the TSA “Groin Alarm”

. The tale below comes to us from Alisha, a former paramedic who says she is “very safety conscious but sick of trying to raise a child in a 100% risk-free environment! Its not even possible.” I was actually talking about the TSA just this morning with a journalist who was asking when and how […]

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I love the fact this box is locked. Are so many people stealing suggestions?

The Problem with Anonymous Complaints (And Busybodies)

. Great piece in The Calgary Sun by Michael Platt about the problem with anonymous complaints, like the one that forced a local family to take down its beloved tree swing a week or so ago (boldface mine): The mind boggles to think of the kind of pucker-lipped sourpuss who’d call the city to squeal on […]

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