I'll get to the legal/Constitutional stuff soon, but for now, this recent news article caught my attention: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/
This story boggles my mind... much like other things that I advocate for reform do.
I don't know much of the details, but I've read two articles updating me on this story... the state is Arkansas.
Now I'm sure based on what I have read that the mother was NOT HAPPY that her daughter didn't want to bathe. It's like when they don't want to brush their teeth, or do their homework. Parents get stressed. Pursuit of Happiness, you know. Mother unhappy... calls police because as i read it the girl wouldn't take a shower...
An officer arrives at the house and the mother apparently explains the situation.
I have to assume there is a law in Arkansas where children MUST BATHE when a parent says so, as the girl was tasered when, after the mother gave permission to the officer that he could, and because the girl was "kicking and screaming", a hit to his gonads didn't help, so in order to "control" the situation , the officer did taser her.
Well excuse me... thinking back to when i was ten, I might have, not saying I would have, but I might just have a tantrum. Hmmm...
Well, for those who believe such a law exists, you'll be happy to hear the girl is now safely confined to a juvenile detention center, where I'm sure she'll get her lawfully required bath. I might hope her mother is happy, but
So much for "saying NO!"