Police interrogate family for allowing children to play outside

If you let you kids play unsupervised outdoors in the US the cops may come knocking

by Michael Smith (Veshengro)

children playing outsideA family in the United States has been harassed by social services and police for the egregious crime of allowing their children to play outside. This is yet another example of how the nanny state is running wild in America. So far, in Britain, this is not happening, as yet, and children can still go outside and play, even unsupervised, without the law coming down on them and their parents.

A mother in Virginia was interrogated by police four times and visited by social services twice after her children were spotted playing outside unsupervised.

The mother related to the owner of the website “FreeRangeKids” that she is being harassed by authorities because she is one of only two families that allows my children to play outside at all in our neighborhood, which is very safe, according to her.

When she allowed all of her four children, and they were all together, to go play in the field adjacent to their house where she could literally see them outside my kitchen window her 10 year old came running home to tell her and their father that a cop had stopped and was interrogating their oldest daughter.

This was not after dark but at 4pm on a Saturday.

So her husband walked out to see what was going on, and the police officer even wrote up a report, stating that the children were left outside unsupervised.

When the mother asked the police officer if the children, two teens, a pre-teen and a 5-year-old, were causing trouble, the officer responded, “No they were very respectful kids, I just wanted to make sure they were okay because it was odd seeing them outside unsupervised.”

And still, even though confronted with very respectful children who were just playing, he wrote up a report citing the parents for allowing their children to play outside unsupervised. Since when has playing outside for children become illegal?

Parents are being harassed by police and social services for caring for their children in ways which a sane society would consider normal and healthy.

Back in 2010, we reported on the case of a father of two who was harassed and investigated by Child Protective Services and police for feeding his daughters organic food, refusing to make them drink fluoride-poisoned tap water and not having them injected with mercury-laden vaccines.

Society, in America for definite, has gone totally insane when it is becoming illegal to let one's children play outside unsupervised.

Wake up Americans and take your country back from the idiots in politics and law enfarcement.

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