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  •  Damn... (4+ / 0-)
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    leevank, StrayCat, LSophia, BMScott

    ...I just figured out the root of all my problems -- I was abandoned as a child! Who knew? The abandonment persisted for many hours, day after day, during the summer when I was 9 years old. My repressed memories are coming back -- horror!

    Seriously, I wonder how long the officials think a 9 year old child needs to be separated from their parents in a public, populated place with other children and parents before arresting the parent for abandonment? Ten minutes, one hour, three hours? What about if they are at the public library? What if they are walking home from school? From the bus to home?

    Also, even if officials believe it is neglect, it's still absurd in a case like this not to just talk to the mother and warn her that if she repeats this behavior she may be arrested (although, obviously, even that I think is wrong).

    Seriously?!

    I hope there's something we have not been told here - else it's time to do some serious housecleaning in North Augusta, South Carolina law enforcement.

    Interestingly, the TP article references a Reason article expressing dismay about the situation. If both Progressives and Libertarians think something is ridiculous, I'm inclined to suspect it is!

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