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This is going a bit too far....don't ya think

Posted by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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after all it wasn't JUST little kids playing outside.


Cops Interrogate Family For Allowing Kids To Play Outside

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Social services harass mother for having ‘free range’ children

Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A family has been harassed by social services and police for the egregious crime of allowing their children to play outside in another example of how the nanny state is running wild in America.

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Lenore Skenazy, editor of theFree Range Kids website, was contacted by a mother in Virginia who related her story of how she was interrogated by police four times and visited by social services twice after her children were spotted playing outside unsupervised.

The mother said that despite the fact she is careful about allowing her kids to stay over at other people’s houses because of a related childhood trauma of her own, she is being harassed by authorities because she is “one of only two families that allows my children to play outside at all in our neighborhood (which is very safe).”

“Just today, I allowed all four of my children (they were all together) to go play in the field adjacent to my house. I could literally see them outside my kitchen window. My 10 year old ran home to tell my husband and I that a cop had stopped and was interrogating my oldest daughter,” the mother writes.

“No, this was not after dark, it was at 4pm on a Saturday. So my husband walked out to see what was going on, and the police officer even wrote up a report, stating that the children were left outside unsupervised.”

Although she makes her children carry cellphones and check in every 30 minutes, the mother was told by her neighbors that “it just isn’t safe anymore to allow your kids to play outside.”

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When the mother asked the police officer if the children, two teens, a pre-teen and a 5-year-old, were causing trouble, the officer responded, “No they were very respectful kids, I just wanted to make sure they were okay because it was odd seeing them outside unsupervised.”

How fundamentally warped has society become when children are not allowed to play outside in a field right next to their own house without suspicion being cast on their parents by authorities and neighbors?

Paranoia about child abductions has been hyped by both the media and the state as a means of eviscerating parental rights and transferring such power over to the government.

In reality, America has never been safer for kids in decades.

As AOL News’ David Knowles documents, “According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 980,712 people under the age of 18 were reported missing in 1997, compared to 643,744 in 2008.”

Child abductions are declining rapidly year upon year, so why on earth are Americans increasingly terrified of allowing their kids to enjoy the freedom of the great outdoors?

This is another example of the nanny state gone wild.

Manufactured paranoia that has no basis in reality is being hyped to turn all parents into potential child abusers and in the process castrate the happy, normal, and adventurous upbringing that all children should enjoy.

Is it any wonder that so many children end up being put on Ritalin or other psychotropic drugs given that the happiest days of their lives and the key formative stage of their development is being strangled by such overbearing nonsense?

Parents are being harassed by police and social services for caring for their children in ways which a sane society would consider normal and healthy.

Back in 2010, we reported on the case of a father of two who was harassed and investigated by Child Protective Services and police for feeding his daughters organic food, refusing to make them drink fluoride-poisoned tap water and not having them injected with mercury-laden vaccines.


Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.

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by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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Two of them were teens?

That's absolutely ridiculous. The cops need to find a better way to spend their time.

by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 5:11 PM
Ridiculous. My 4 year old is allowed out alone on our property. I hate how over protective everyone is. There's never anyone for her to play with.
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by Donna on Aug. 21, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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That is just CRAZY. Its not like they were in danger. They were next to their house. 2 were teens. She could see them from the kitchen window. They had cell phones. And she made them check in every 30 minutes. What the cops didnt have anything better to do like catch actual criminals? Please!!!! What have we as a nation come to????
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by Member on Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

that is ridiculous

by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:15 PM
What a load of bullshit. I would have called my kids inside & slammed the door in that nosey cop's face.
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by Member on Aug. 21, 2012 at 6:20 PM
Wow. Growing up, I went with my friend all over town. We rode bikes when we wanted to and we didn't have our parents breathing down our necks. This story is ridiculous. I can't believe people have gotten so overprotective.
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by Smart Mouth McGee on Aug. 21, 2012 at 7:19 PM
My kids play alone in my back yard all the time. And gasp my 11yr old rides his bike with other neighborhood kids.
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by Jennifer on Aug. 21, 2012 at 7:25 PM
Wow, that's insane. My oldest has been playing in our backyard by himself since he was 5. I wouldn't hesitate to let him as a teen take my younger son to the park.
by Thelma on Aug. 21, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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I can't believe the neighbor that called on them. My parents would have been under the jail for neglect then, cause I was out from sun up to sun down playing in my yard, in my neighborhood and gasp riding my bike all over. I went daily down to my aunt's house ALONE on my bike etc.  

by on Aug. 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM

That is ridiculous.  Especially since 2 of them were teens!  

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