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Parents Charged with 'Neglect' After 11-Year-Old Plays in Yard for 90 Minutes

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  1. hotballa

    hotballa Contributing Member

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    http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/06/...ter-11-year-old-son-plays-backyard-90-minutes

     
  2. Nick_713

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    FLORIDA...enough said
     
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  3. RockFanFirst

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    Jeez...my parent's should be serving a life sentence, then. I used to shoot hoops in my driveway all day in the summer while my parents were at work. Sometimes I was locked out because I'd lose my own key. I'd even shoot baskets at night if they went out while I stayed at home by myself as an 8 year-old.

    Oh, the horror.
     
  4. Mr. Clutch

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    Baby boomer parents?
     
  5. Mr. Brightside

    Mr. Brightside Contributing Member

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    This must have been a very traumatic event for the child. Now it's even worse with his parents getting arrested.
     
  6. hotballa

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    the boy and his little brother got put in foster care for like a month after the parents got arrested, because you know thats just so much safer than shooting hoops in your backyard
     
  7. J.R.

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    Crazy.

    [rQUOTEr] I got this letter a week ago and was waiting for the mom’s permission to run it. Got it. Boldface mine:

    Then on Friday, the mom wrote back:

    http://www.freerangekids.com/boy-11...rents-cops-take-him-brother-away-for-a-month/[/rQUOTEr]
     
  8. hotballa

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    Florida: America's tallywacker.
     
  10. Felixthecat

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    That's just annoying.
     
  11. Dairy Ashford

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    Boomers' kids are all grown. Boomers probably seemed like hypocrites or fuddy duddies in music videos and John Hughes films, but they really didn't give a **** if they weren't in the same room and sober.
     
  12. hooroo

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    This guy deserves jail time.
     
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  14. Duncan McDonuts

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    The person who called police deserves jail time.
     
  15. Space Ghost

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    Depends on intent. Is this the outcome the neighbor wanted? The neighbor didn't necessarily do anything bad. Its the law that is screwed up.

    The devils advocate side of me wonders why the kid didn't have a key? Or a backup key hidden?
     
  16. heypartner

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    This is going to be a great story if the kid ever makes it into the NBA.

    "And once when I was 11, Stephen, my parents got arrested on felony charges because I was playing basketball by myself for 2 hours in the driveway.

    SAS: "Stop! Are you kidding me! That is bona fide blasphemous, disrespectful and pahleeeaaase, the police should be nowhere near your basketball, while you are killing it in your driveway."
     
  17. Duncan McDonuts

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    What does the neighbor expect will happen by calling the police because a kid is playing basketball in his backyard? What possible harm is there to a child playing basketball in his own backyard?

    If the parents laid out multiple guns, spike traps and weapons in the backyard, sure, that seems like bad neglect. But there is nothing wrong with how this child was being parented to warrant calling the police.
     
  18. Dairy Ashford

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    The parents might not have recognized the kid and just claimed some trespasser was shooting hoops in a neighbor's yard. Otherwise I can't imagine them not talking to the kid and letting him wait in their house.
     
  19. B-Bob

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    Is this the latest "oh noes, the government!" Fox meme? Finding one or two obscure cases, taken out of context, where the real problem is actually stupid, nosey neighbors (and/or the largely unreported full context of whatever is really happening)? SMDH.

    I'm surprised my octogenarian parents haven't told me about this one yet.
     
  20. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    Well, we didn't see it. Maybe he's so bad at basketball that it looked like a seizure. :(
     
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