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Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by Lovejac, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2711143/Mom-arrested-letting-son-7-park-alone.html

     
  2. ArianeEmory

    ArianeEmory I know the pieces fit

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    "Florida"
     
  3. Constance

    Constance New Member

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    This one has me conflicted, and here's why:

    It's almost like children and parents are being punished (having their freedoms restricted) on account of all of the "registered sex offenders in the vicinity" as noted in the police report.

    I can't help but think how nice it would be if our system removed sex offenders from our society instead of expecting the rest of us to adapt to their presence among us.

    That said, I think even in a world of no sex offenders, it wouldn't be a good idea to send such a young child off alone to play where he can't be seen by a caretaker. He could fall & bump his head and be unable to reach his phone, or something. The buddy system is always best, IMO.

    I SMH at the lack of common sense shown by the mother in this case. But I wish that we could live in a world where creeps convicted of sex crimes aren't even a consideration when thinking of our children's safety and well being.

    JMO
     
  4. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    Agree with all if the above post.

    Even the savviest child is no match for an adult predator, and our justice system allows them to live amongst us.

    Too huge of a risk and one his mother shouldn't be willing to bet his life or well being on.
     
  5. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    Nuff said :giggle:
     
  6. Lovejac

    Lovejac These boys are my heartstrings!

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    I agree. I don't like that we can't safely let our kids walk alone to the park, but it's the world we live in.

    I'm curious what is meant by he has a "learning disability". Because even if he didn't, it doesn't make it any safer IMO

    I wonder how many times he's done this before.

    Also, kudos to the lifeguards who noticed and checked on him.
     

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