Parent jailed for "leaving" 9yo child in park with her friends and their parents

jim bell jdb10987 at
Sun Mar 8 22:12:09 PDT 2020

 On Sunday, March 8, 2020, 04:16:12 PM PDT, Zenaan Harkness <zen at> wrote:
 The state of the USA:

  Forbidden Parenting

 >   South Carolina mom Debra Harrell worked at McDonald's.
 >   She couldn't afford day care for Regina, her 9-year-old daughter, so she took her to work.


 >   In jail, they berated her.
  >    "You can't leave a child who is 9 years old in the park by herself!" said one officer. "What if some sex offender came by?"

In 1964, I was a "latchkey kid" at age 6 in Hyde Park, a suburb of Cinncinati Ohio.   I never got lost.
                       Jim Bell

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