Not so surprisingly, I enjoy reading the articles at Reason.com. They are well done, and if you don’t read too many of them in one day, you don’t get too discouraged. If you think about what you’re reading too long, though, you’re liable to go into one of those fearful states where your main question is, “How can this be? Do I live in a place where these kinds of things can happen?”
You can go overboard when you collect links, but then what’s a collection if it does not have a lot of artifacts or items in it? Here’s a short list of Reason articles about young people, and adults involved with young people, drawn from a longer list on all sorts of topics. The titles give you a taste of what you’ll find in these pieces. Don’t get discouraged. Do stay mindful of what public authority is capable of doing to us.
Mom charged for letting her daughter, 11, wait in car
Let the kids stay: the drive to deport unaccompanied minors, refugees of America’s drug war, is immoral
Cops want to give teen an erection and photograph it… you know, for evidence
Cop rats out daughter-in-law after helping her grow marijuana for his cancer-stricken granddaughter
Kindergartner pulls down pants, forced to sign ‘sexual misconduct’ confession
Woman dies in jail because she failed to pay a fine – for her daughters truancy from school
Kid twirls a pencil in class, N.J. threatens to take him from his dad and requires blood and urine testing
Border patrol threatens mother, slashes her tire, as kids watch
“For their own protection”: children in long-term solitary confinement
Pregnant women increasingly face criminal prosecution for positive drug tests
Mom jailed because she let her 9-year-old daughter play in the park unsupervised
That’s it for today. Keep your children safe.
Here are a couple more articles, the second from CNN:
Cop tries to shoot dog, plugs kid instead. Police use of passive voice ensues.
Mom jailed for enrolling kids in wrong school district
Kelley Williams-Bolar is escorted through the Summit County, Ohio, jail.