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Mother Faces Jail Time For Letting 4-Year-Old Play Outside

Published on December 5, 2015 by   ·   No Comments


Joshua Krause

Sacramento mother, Sonya Hendren, is facing charges of child endangerment after letting her young son play in a park just outside of her home in a gated apartment complex. The boy was seen unattended by neighbors who asked him to go home. After the boy refused, and said that he wasn’t done playing, they decided to call Child Protective Services. Now the mother faces up to 6 months in jail, and has to keep the boy in sight at all times. She was offered a plea deal of 1 month, but refused.

The two unrepentant busybodies who called the authorities, Sonja and Brandi Horrell, explained their reasons for the call to the local news. “I just thought she would get a warning, and then she wouldn’t let him be out alone again.” Brandi added that “I’m not mad she has to do things now to teach her, because what if someone did take him?”…“How would she feel if he was on an AMBER Alert? Then what would she be feeling?”

Yes, because apparently they know how to raise another person’s child. At the heart of this case is the fact that the mother genuinely believed that her son was finally mature enough to play outside alone. But in our society, individual needs and abilities are no longer relevant, and parents can’t raise their own children. The days of letting kids explore the world and make their own mistakes, is effectively over. As Hendren’s attorney put it “If this had happened 20 years ago, we wouldn’t be here. There wouldn’t be a criminal case filed.”

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