Parents Lose Custody of Child Because He was Home for 90 Minutes Alone

Can they retroactively take me away from my parents if I say I spent 5 hours alone once when they were trapped at work due to a freak storm?

Reason Magazine Covered the Case, here’s the blurb

One afternoon this past April, a Florida mom and dad I’ll call Cindy and Fred could not get home in time to let their 11-year-old son into the house. The boy didn’t have a key, so he played basketball in the yard. He was alone for 90 minutes. A neighbor called the cops, and when the parents arrived—having been delayed by traffic and rain—they were arrested for negligence.

They were put in handcuffs, strip searched, fingerprinted, and held overnight in jail.

It would be a month before their sons—the 11-year-old and his 4-year-old brother—were allowed home again. Only after the eldest spoke up and begged a judge to give him back to his parents did the situation improve.

This is why government is dangerous because they create one size fits all policy that turns ordinary people into criminals.  Laws supposedly to protect children and families, traumatize children by taking them away from good parents because of a traffic jam.

The same people who gave us 10 year old sex education in schools are the same people saying this kid couldn’t be alone for 90 minutes.  However, he could go to a girlfriend’s house and have sex because–no judgments!

Do you see why I’m a voluntarist?  Oh wait.  Lemme guess, the government can “fix it” if we just elect the right people.


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