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Old 06-15-2015, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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yes, bad bad.. government...

but why didn't the kid have a key to the house or a garage door code???

My kids, younger than 11 have a house key in case they get home before me.. which happens almost every day!

Still, NUTS!

Another good point, my neighbors have my cell phone number, at least most do and on more than one occasion i got a call saying my daughter was at their house because she lost her key or left it at home that day..
I can't even count how many house keys my son went through.

I just made sure there was no identifying information on his keyring.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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What difference does it make if the kid is inside playing video games or outside playing basketball. Personally Id rather mine be outside playing.
It sounds like his being alone wasn't a problem, it was that he couldn't get inside if he needed to use the bathroom, get a drink, shelter from the heat, etc. A promise to hide a key somewhere and post an emergency number or two if needed should have been the end of it.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:07 PM
 
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neighbor and cop both need their ass*s beat.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Self explanatory
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It's amazing that humans have made it this long, I mean, with the dangers of being outside for 90 min or longer, OH THE HORROR!
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Two Florida parents were charged with neglect because their 11 year-old son was playing outside alone in the backyard for an hour and a half.

According to his mom, he arrived home before his parents and was locked out of the house (delayed with traffic and rain). He shot some hoops in the backyard to pass time.

His nosy neighbor saw him outside alone and called the cops. The cops waited at the house until the parents arrived and they were arrested.


The parents spoke out recently to Reason magazine. They kept their identities hidden in fear that they might those their jobs. The mother stated, "The authorities claim he had no access to water or shelter. We have an open shed in the back yard and 2 working sinks and 2 hoses. They said he had no food. He ate his snacks already. He had no bathroom, but the responding officer found our yard good enough to relieve himself in while our son sat in a police car alone. In his own yard, in a state, Florida, that has no minimum age for children to be alone."
Oh **** no, not okay at all.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:28 PM
 
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Exclamation Not Playing In Yard, Locked Outside, Don't Exaggerate:

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Two Florida parents were charged with neglect because their 11 year-old son was playing outside alone in the backyard for an hour and a half.

According to his mom, he arrived home before his parents and was locked out of the house (delayed with traffic and rain). He shot some hoops in the backyard to pass time.

His nosy neighbor saw him outside alone and called the cops. The cops waited at the house until the parents arrived and they were arrested.


The parents spoke out recently to Reason magazine. They kept their identities hidden in fear that they might those their jobs. The mother stated, "The authorities claim he had no access to water or shelter. We have an open shed in the back yard and 2 working sinks and 2 hoses. They said he had no food. He ate his snacks already. He had no bathroom, but the responding officer found our yard good enough to relieve himself in while our son sat in a police car alone. In his own yard, in a state, Florida, that has no minimum age for children to be alone."
I hate nosey neighbors.

But that kid should have a key to get inside.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Central 858
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I was a latchkey kid growing up and my neighbors offered to "babysit" me after school until my parents arrived from work.

We built trust, friendship and loyalty with our neighbors back in the day.

These days, it's tough to trust anybody. Even your neighbors, with your kids.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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Oh good Lord. I played outside by myself for hours at that age. What a dipstick of a neighbor. Invite the boy in for a lemonade if you are so worried about him!
Exactly....If my neighbors kid was outside in the rain, I would have taken him in the house. Course, maybe there is bad blood, or a pattern of this...most friendly neighbors would just help the kid til Mom and Dad got home. There has got to be more to it than this one incident.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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In my day (a million years ago) we were told to go out to play and not to come home until dinner time.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:44 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Oh **** no, not okay at all.
Yeah. Gross, officer. Go pee at Mrs. Kravitz's house, please. You already know she's home.
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