Wednesday, April 05, 2006

No school on Saturday

News of the weird:
A 27-year-old woman was arrested in League City, Texas, in February after police discovered her 6-year-old daughter wandering around her empty school yard on a Saturday morning. The woman said she dropped the kid off, as usual, but that she was distracted and didn't realize it was Saturday.
I don't just defend fathers. I defend all parents who get arrested on silly charges. Sure, this mother did something stupid. She did something that I wouldn't do. It was preventable. She may have a lot of parenting practices with which I might disagree. But she just made a simple mistake, and it should not be treated as a criminal act.

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