[LMB] OT: Children and overkill

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Jan 10 19:37:29 GMT 2011

On Jan 10, 2011, at 9:37 AM, Dusty Jackson wrote:

> Transportation-related or not, letting a child that small wander the streets
> alone is asking for trouble.  Hell, for me as a *grown woman* to walk around
> alone is still considered asking for trouble!
> "Free-Range kids" are a nice idea, but we are not still living in the
> 1960's.

The difference between now and the 1960s and the 1930s is that when a kid gets kidnapped in the other side of a million person city, we know about it.    Our communities are larger when this happens.   The per-capita danger is smaller, but the terror is larger.

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