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Another potential crime scene! (Photo from Telegraph.)

Boy, 4, Takes Off Clothes and Runs Outside. Parents Visited by Cops

. Somehow, seeing a naked 4 year old running around in front of his house (that is, the kid in front of the kid’s own house) conjured up worst-first thoughts in a neighbor, even though, if the neighbor paused a second, he’d have a hard time articulating exactly what “crime” he thought he was witnessing. […]

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What kind of parent lets their kids play at a place like this???

Letting Kids Walk to the Park in Maryland: Legal or Not?

If you’re wondering if it’s legal or illegal to let your kids walk to the park in Silver Spring, Maryland, the answer is yes. On the one hand, yes it is legal. Donna St George in the Washington Post quotes a memo drawn up by Montgomery County police and human-services officials in response to a […]

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cop car with lights

A Statement from the Meitivs about the Detainment of their Kids

Here’s the police report on Sunday night’s seizure of the Meitiv kids by the Montgomery County cops and CPS for the unthinkable crime of…playing outside on a sunny afternoon. And here is the Meitivs’ statement (boldface mine). Quick question: Aren’t prisoners allowed one phone call, or is that just on TV? Because the Meitiv kids […]

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Time for a Free-Range Bill of Rights

From Maryland Mom Danielle Meitiv’s Facebook Page

Here is what the “Maryland Free-Range Mom” Danielle Meitiv wrote regarding last night’s ordeal with the police and child “protective” services: The 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 […]

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Is that little girl at the park ok?

A Cop Sees a Girl Alone at the Park, And Then — a Shock

. A reader writes: Dear Lenore: My ex father in law is in the hospital. Yesterday we went to a park in Hackensack [NJ] and Elizabeth 6 was having fun and I was cold so I was sitting in the car watching sort of. Elizabeth knew she could come to the car anytime. I looked […]

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