Park To Interrogate Adults Entering Without Children

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  1. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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    Attendants in a British park have been told to confront adults who enter without children, in hopes of catching any suspected pedophiles, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.
    Wardens in Telford Town Park in Shropshire, will stop and question anyone who is not accompanied by kids. The park council calls the policy a “commonsense approach” to protect children within the 420-acre recreational area.
    Some park goers have accused the council of “authoritarian madess,” saying the policy will unnecessarily panic parents about the dangers their children face.
    more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,420096,00.html
     
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  3. White Rain

    White Rain New Member

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    Can someone please fix my atrocious spelling of "interrogate?"
     
  4. MistyM

    MistyM New Member

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    at least you didn't spell it interrgoatse hehe.
     
  5. TheShadow

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    So I guess they think that parks are only for children? As a childless person, I would be very insulted that I have to explain that I enjoy trees, grass and birds. This is stupid. If the personwere taking pictures of other people's kids or staring at them, that's different.
     
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    I can't remember which state it was but there was a woman who was sitting in a park and apparently there was a sign warning that you must be accompanying a child. Because she didn't have a child she had to go to court and they were having her register as a sex offender. Sounded crazy to me...I will have to find that story...She was just sitting in the park reading a book and said she didn't pay attention to the sign.
     
  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    I know this is in Britain, but at least here is the US I know we are encouraging people to try to live an active, healthy lifestyle. One of the ways to do this is...oh my gosh...going to parks! It may sound good on paper, but I hope this trend does not catch on. It will only discourage people further from going to parks and worsen our obesity crisis.
     
  8. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    This is absurd.
     
  9. Shecky

    Shecky New Member

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    I'm 24 and I love going to the park to goof off with my friends.
     
  10. ttrachel04

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    this is ridiculous.
    what about us who like taking are dogs to the park? or go for a daily run in the park? or who like people watching (my cousin LOOOVES people watching lol).
     
  11. petresq_algc

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    Exactly! I go to an area park in the morning & evening to run with my dog. I cannot imagine being interrogated. I also go sometimes to study beside the lake at the park & feed the ducks. I had no idea this was considered suspicious behavior lol.
     
  12. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    that is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.

    Do they think pedophiles are never parents or caregivers themselves?

    :doh:

    What great cover!
     
  13. capps

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    According to the link that White Rain has provided,it states they will question anyone entering the park without a child. This is ridiculous and a waste of time. Do they really think that if they question a person who may be a pedophile,that they will answer "Oh yes,I'm just strolling the park to see which child I may want to molest?" Of course they are going to say they are just enjoying the park...and then where do they go from there?

    Makes no sense at all.:bang:
     

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