Readers — I hope this strikes you as cruel and unusual (not the mom — the authorities):
As the anchor reports: “A North Augusta mother is in jail after witnesses say she left her nine-year-old daughter at a nearby park, for hours at a time.”
And as I wrote at Reason:
Hours at a time? During the summer. Gosh! That certain sounds
normal and funlike a reason to throw a mom in jail — and place the child into state custody. Here are the facts.