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July 30 2014

Do-Gooders Strike Again

Julie Gunlock

Oh look, we're arresting more moms for doing the right thing.

Hotair and Reason report on another case of moms being arrested for letting their kids play at a park without the constant hovering presence of a parent, grandparent, babysitter, nanny, or some other voting-aged adult. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the disturbing case of Debra Harrell who was arrested for allowing her 9-year-old daughter to play at a park (cell phone in hand). As a result of that arrest, Harrell's daughter was put in protective care (she's now back home with her mom) and Harrel was fired from her job at McDonalds before being rehired.

What's interesting about this latest case is that when someone approached the child to ask him about his mother's whereabouts, the child ran away. Wait, what? The child ran away when approached by a stranger? Isn't that precisely what we tell kids to do? In other words, the mother had clearly taught her child the approproate reaction when approached by an adult he doesn't know.

And for that, she's arrested and now faces felony charges. 

The tyranny of the do-gooder strikes again.

(Here is the link to the YouCaring fundraising effort for Debra Harrell to help her pay for her legal fees.)

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