Fla. mom arrested for allowing son to play at park gets free legal defenseSubmitted by JO4RP on Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:29
The heavy hand of Florida law enforcement slapped cuffs on a single mother last week for the crime of letting her son play at a neighborhood park by himself.
Charged with child neglect, Nicole Gainey faces up to five years in prison. If convicted, her 7-seven-year-old boy could end up in state custody.
Think the arrest is a small town one-off? Think again, says John Whitehead, a constitutional attorney for the Virginia-based Rutherford Institute.
There are no unusual circumstances in this case, he told Watchdog.org. It could pretty much happen to any family, he said.