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Friday, June 12, 2015

Parents Charged with Felony Neglect for Leaving Son in Backyard for 90 Minutes

Parents Charged with Felony Neglect for Leaving Son in Backyard for 90 Minutes 

Two Florida parents are being charged with third degree felonies for "neglecting" their 11-year-old son, according to Reason.
This is one of those stories that just gets my blood boiling.
The neglect? Leaving their son playing in the backyard for 90 minutes without adult supervision and a key to get inside. 
His parents couldn't get home in time to let him into the house due to rain and traffic, so he played basketball in the backyard until they got home. 
 Shit happens unfortunately.  What are you gonna do?
A neighbor called the police to report the parents. Not long after the parents returned home were they arrested by police for negligence. They would not see their children again for over a month.
I'm sorry but that neighbor should be beaten severely and left to bleed in the street!  She certainly could have been a better neighbor.  She could have perhaps talked to the kid, gotten the parents cell phone number, called to see what was up and done the neighborly thing and helped.  She could have minded her own freekin business.  But no!  She calls the police to report the parents who were stuck in one of those shit happens situations and probably doing their best to get home as quickly as possible.

What an asshole.  Really.
Because the state chose to pursue charges of felony neglect against the parents, both their 11-year-old and 4-year-old sons were taken away from them by Child Protective Services and placed into a foster care home.  
In foster care, says the mother, the eldest son ate nothing but cereal for days at a time. According to the report, the sons were then taken in by a "problematic" relative, who just a couple weeks in, gave the sons back to the state.
Like the kid was really any better off in the care of DCF.

I'm disgusted with the human race because of people like this.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:05 PM

    find out where the 4 year old was at the time. in the probably problem unfortunately isn't always that the children are taken away from their parents but what happens to them when they're taken away from their parents. I have yet to ever hear the story of where it was better for them.


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