Silver Spring, MD -- Two children were kidnapped by state agents Sunday as they walked home from playing.
The state claims to have kidnapped these children in order to protect them. Who, exactly, the police were protecting them from remains unclear.
In March, Danielle and Sasha Meitiv were found guilty of child neglect after letting their children walk home from a nearby park.
Refusing to let the state dictate how they can raise their own children, the Meitiv's continued to allow their kids, ages 6 and 10, to be "free range."
As their kids walked home Sunday around 5:00 pm, a nosey neighbor called 9-1-1 to report the horrible "crime" of two responsible children walking down the sidewalk.
Police were then dispatched to "protect" these children, so they kidnapped them.
According to Fox 5 DC, the Meitivs' 10-year-old son told reporters they sat in the police car for about two hours before they were told they would be dropped off at home, but instead, they went to CPS in Rockville.
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Frantic after their children failed to come home at 6:30, like they said they would, the Meitiv's went out to search for them. The police never reported that they picked up their children, and CPS didn't call them until 8:00.
Danielle Meitiv told Fox 5 DC that she always feared something like this would happen.
When the Meitiv's arrived at CPS to get their children back from their captors, they weren't given any information about them. They were instead told to "take a seat" and were forced to wait for hours before finally being reunited with their children at 10:30 pm.
Police claim that they are now conducting an investigation to determine what charges will be brought against these parents.
Growing up in the 80's, I remember roaming the neighborhood as a 6-year-old child. We were told that we didn't have to come home until the street lights came on. My parents, nor the parents of my friends, who were allowed to roam free, were never harassed or worried about facing charges for their parenting.
The term "free range kids" in the 80's and 90's did not exist, they were just called "kids." What used to be a completely normal behavior is now considered a criminal act in modern day Police State USA.
What the police and CPS are proving here, is that it is, in fact, dangerous to let your children roam free. However, the people posing the greatest risk to your children as they roam free, happen to be the police and CPS.