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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    LOL. Heck. BB gun and a sandbox full of little green plastic army men. Always good for a few hours, although the BBs could get a little bit expense, but then you mowed the neighbors yard and could buy a few boxes, which were at the local K-Mart, but that meant you had to go shopping with mom to get them, and that was always boring.
    I forgot riding in the back of trucks and drinking from sprinklers. Well, the sprinklers might explain a few things.

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    Sometimes the police have to investigate innocent people, they can't read minds. I don't think anyone here is intending to do harm.
    The police picked the kids up, put them in the back of the squad car for an extended period, then took them to the child crisis center, ten Miles from their home. No, no harm done.
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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    Children should be investigated for that?
    No, but the state doesn't like children walking around by themselves and parents have and will continue to lose their children because of it.

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No, but the state doesn't like children walking around by themselves and parents have and will continue to lose their children because of it.
    Then we agree, they shouldn't be taken by police for walking around. That's all this is about.

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    They should have gave them the chair.
    Nah, shooting then on sight is the better policy.

    That was a joke people.

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    How about this exchange:

    Police Officer: Hey kids, you lost?
    kids: Nope.
    PO: Where you going?
    K: Home.
    PO: You know the way?
    K: Yep.
    PO: Does your folks know where you are?
    K: Yep.
    PO: OK now, be careful.
    K: Thanks Mr. policeman.

    or

    The police put the kids in the back seat of a cruiser for 3 hours and keep them away from their parents for 6 hours all without food.

    Hmmm, which is better?
    This was a ten year old, for all we know they told the officer that they were lost and they didn't know where they lived. There's no harm done here, it doesn't have to turn into a huge political issue. There was a case recently where they attempted to prosecute a mother for letting her kid walk to the park, and that's certainly going too far. But no charges have been filed in this case, the intention has been to protect the children as far as I see it.
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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Nah, shooting then on sight is the better policy.

    That was a joke people.
    The state of Utah agrees with you.

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    It doesn't help that junk food is cheap and constantly pushed onto children/parents.. Helicopter parenting can be justified in some cases, depending on where the child lives.
    Which is unfortunate, in that nothing like these childhood experiences form children, and thereby adults, who are far more self sufficient.
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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    This was a ten year old, for all we know they told the officer that they were lost and they didn't know where they lived. There's no harm done here, it doesn't have to turn into a huge political issue. There was a case recently where they attempted to prosecute a mother for letting her kid walk to the park, and that's certainly going too far. But no charges have been filed in this case, the intention has been to protect the children as far as I see it.
    A “free range” family fights back: “The police coerced our children into the back of a patrol car” - Salon.com

    “The police coerced our children into the back of a patrol car, telling them they would drive them home. They kept the kids trapped there for three hours, without notifying us, before dropping them at 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.”
    Yep, no harm done. You're right charges haven't been brought but don't be surprised if the Meitiv's don't sue.

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    A “free range” family fights back: “The police coerced our children into the back of a patrol car” - Salon.com

    Yep, no harm done. You're right charges haven't been brought but don't be surprised if the Meitiv's don't sue.
    Other than the emoticon I don't see any evidence of harm. Coerced doesn't mean forced. This is the reason why people keep calling the police and thinking these kids are in danger. Because this time it was a cop with the children's best interest in mind coercing them into his car, next time it could easily be a pedophile.

    Particularly after the media keeps reporting who these kids are and which parks they are walking home alone from.
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