A New Jersey father got a visit from the police and the NJ Department of Children and Families after posting a picture on Facebook of his son holding his birthday present – a .22 caliber rifle.
The New Jersey Police and the Department of Children and Families declined follow-ups with the media, but the DCF did say that they follow-up on tips they receive from the public.
A Delaware couple faces charges of conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment after allegedly “waterboarding” their daughter as punishment.
On July 21, a neighbor of Dr. Melvin and Pauline Morse called 911 when the Morse’s 11 year old daughter ran to his house and said that Melvin had dragged her by her ankle across their gravel driveway before spanking her. After an arrest on charges of one count third-degree assault and two counts endangering the welfare of a child, Dr. Morse – a pediatrician – posted bond.
This gets worse, so if you’re not up for it – stop reading.
Making the rounds this week is a story about a Texas grandfather that was stopped by police while walking with his granddaughter. The kicker, which is no surprise thanks to my tell-all title and image, is that the granddaughter was black – the grandfather was white. As always, the devil’s in the details.
A 22 year old father-moron in Kentucky took his 18 month old on a seven-hour stroller walk. In addition to that being a bad idea in-and-of itself, the man, …
EDIT*: Adding clarification of my complaint at the end.
It’s a sad fact that your normal, everyday father could be made to feel like a pervert in a day and age where we spend so much time talking about personal freedoms.
Chris White was with shopping with his daughter at the Braehead Shopping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland and stopped for some ice cream. White took a picture of his four year old daughter Hazel with his phone and uploaded the photo to Facebook. That’s when a Braehead security guard approached White and questioned him. White explained that he thought he was doing nothing illegal by taking a picture of his own daughter. The guard insisted that he delete the photos from his phone, to which White answered that they’d already been uploaded to Facebook. So, naturally, the guard called the police.