Kid Left in Car? It’s a Crime.Thursday, March 29, 2012
The American Sissy State has become obsessed with stories of parents leaving children in cars. Yes, there have been some horrifying incidents where awful parents have left young children, and even babies, in the car to bake or suffocate to death. These people, however, are the outliers, not the norm. Yet so few cases of these occurrences attract so much attention because the state and the media (I repeat myself) love stories that denigrate individuals and applaud the state as the great savior, protecting children from harm. The attitude that prevails, thanks to the police state-nanny state-media machine alliance, is that any kid left in any car, no matter what the circumstances, automatically becomes a crime.
Lenore Skenazy, the Free-Range Mom, has blogged on yet another “kids-in-car/mom-arrested” story. A woman was charged with second degree child endangerment, and Child (un)Protective Services is trying to put her on a child maltreatment list for a harmless incident.