Mom Jailed for Sending 9-Year-Old Daughter to the Park
A South Carolina woman, who failed to use the income she makes working at McDonald's to hire a nanny, let her 9-year-old daughter go to the park by herself while she was at work...in the middle of the day! To face, all alone, such dangers as the other children playing in the park and their parents.
These fears pop into our brains so easily, they seem almost real. But they're not. Our crime rate today is back to what it was when gas was 29 cents a gallon, according to The Christian Science Monitor. It may feel like kids are in constant danger, but they are as safe (if not safer) than we were when our parents let us enjoy the summer outside, on our own, without fear of being arrested."