Yes, readers, it’s another case of child protective craziness. According to the Manchester, Conn. Patch, a local mom was charged with “risk of injury to a minor and failure to appear after police say she allowed her seven-year and 11-year old children to walk down to Spruce Street to buy pizza unsupervised.”
And according to reader Bob who sent this to us, Google Maps shows that we are talking about a half-mile walk! In addition to the solidarity of outrage, please post your ideas for how to protest the idea that kids are in danger every time they do something on their own, even something dumbfoundingly mundane, which means also protesting any time helicopter parenting becomes the only “legal” way to raise our kids. – L.
Shh! Don’t tell the cops I let you get this on your own, kids!
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