Here is what the “Maryland Free-Range Mom” Danielle Meitiv wrote regarding last night’s ordeal with the police and child “protective” services:
police coerced our children into the back of a patrol car and kept them trapped there for three hours, without notifying us, before bringing them to the Crisis Center, and holding them there without dinner for another two and a half hours. We finally got home at 11pm and the kids slept in our room because we were all exhausted and terrified.
How has this incident made the Meitiv children any safer? What were they protected from? As many of you commented last night: These Maryland kids keep getting kidnapped — by the authorities.
We need to pass the Free-Range Kids & Parents Bill of Rights. Bring it to your next town meeting. Write to the town paper. Hand it to the mayor. Modify it any way you’d like — its basic premise is simple and SO NECESSARY:
Children have the right to some unsupervised time, and parents have the right to give it to them without getting arrested.
Spread the word. – L.