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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    You know what I call kids running around, going to/from home without a parent? Saturday

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    If the police were so concerned, they should have just followed the kids or went up to them and ask them if they were OK.

    They would likely have just followed them home, or they would have been there when any of the thousands of kidnappers in Maryland tried to molest the kids. I think the correct term is bait.

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    They should have gave them the chair.
    Why not just pre emptively shoot them because who knows what they may get up to in later life after this ? They might do heinous things like shoplift ,fail to pay their child maintenance, run away from police or just walk around naked who knows ?

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    What does this have to do with CPS? CPS works wonderfully for the majority of children. This is about police officers.
    It was in your link:

    "Danielle and Alexander Meitiv were “rightfully outraged by the irresponsible actions” of Maryland Child Protective Services and Montgomery County police, said attorney Matthew Dowd, of the firm Wiley Rein, in a written statement."

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    Maybe a little worrying would be good.
    I see or believe that someone is kidnapping my children, I shoot first. I find it interesting that I'm having to explain this to a self-described libertarian, but no, a "little worrying" about whether or not the state is going to snatch your children off the street and hold them without telling you is not "good".
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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Blemonds View Post
    It was in your link:

    "Danielle and Alexander Meitiv were “rightfully outraged by the irresponsible actions” of Maryland Child Protective Services and Montgomery County police, said attorney Matthew Dowd, of the firm Wiley Rein, in a written statement."
    This falls on the cops, because it wasn't the CPS that brought them into this crisis center. Imagine how terrified the parents were getting the call and picking them up from a "crisis center".
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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Comparing today's world with horse and buggy times (for some of us ) is a bit risky. Things have changed dramatically, and depending on where you live, it could be rather dangerous.
    These free range parents seem to have a keen awareness of their surroundings and know their children. So let them have at it. Or at least they could have before all the media frenzy. Now that all predators are aware of these kids, more parental oversight may be necessary.
    Look at the priorities though. Social workers and child safety advocates claim to be overworked, understaffed, underpaid. Why don't they focus their energy where it is desperately needed?

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    You know what I call kids running around, going to/from home without a parent? Saturday
    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    This falls on the cops, because it wasn't the CPS that brought them into this crisis center. Imagine how terrified the parents were getting the call and picking them up from a "crisis center".
    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    So are you saying that kids shouldn't be allowed out of the house alone? They were 2-3 blocks away from home on their way home. Why did they need to go to the crisis center?
    My 12, 10 and 6 year old children are also "free range"- to a degree. They rountinely walk or bike ride to the local park with out me. They also ride their bikes with out helmets (despite a city ordinance requiring one). When we go hiking, they can be considerably up the trail from me if they know the area. With select friends who are mature (but also 12 years old), the older one can ride her bike a considerable ways from home

    All that aside, I saw a video of the street that the children were walking on. The side walks were narrow and the street was very busy. Though this factor alone does not appear to justify the actions of the Maryland CPS, it does reduce my level of sympathy for the parents.
    Last edited by Cryptic; 04-16-15 at 10:40 AM.

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    Re: Police and "Free Range" Children

    Let me ask you this.
    How do these free range parents compare to those who are too busy texting to mind their kids? Going to a grocery store alone, I could snatch purses and kids all day long.

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