Let Your Kids Play… And Get Them Taken Away! (Seriously)

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A new law in Illinois states that parents who leave children or teenagers at home are guilty of neglect, and in turn subject to prosecution.

These parents are actively having their children taken away from them by police.

Counter-Current News quotes the law as saying: “Any minor under the age of 14 years whose parent or other person responsible for the minor’s welfare leaves the minor without supervision for an unreasonable period of time without regard for the mental or physical health, safety, or welfare of that minor” is now considered “neglected.”

Counter-Current also reported other facts of interest: “Three other states set the bar at 8-years-old. Kansas says 6 is the minimum age. But more than 30 states say it is all very relative and the State should not define neglect based upon a sweeping generalization of age.”

The law allows to take police away without a warrant — thus without warning, and thus clearly targeting communities which are susceptible to police abuse.

Counter-Current News correctly points out that this law clearly is biased towards poor neighborhoods. It’s also biased towards the working poor. It’s also biased towards working mothers.

The fact of the matter is that things in this country are getting out of control in regards to parental rights. Parents no longer have any rights over their own children. Reason.com’s Lenore Skenazy reported that Child Protective Services hounded a couple after they let their children play outside on a Saturday… the gall.


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