Well, you decide.
Why was she in the car? She asked her mom if she could stay there.
Was she in danger of boiling to death? According to WFSB:
When officers opened the car doors, they said the child was responsive and not in distress, and that the car was not “excessively hot.”
In other words, the 11-year-old girl was indisputably fine. Not overheated, not abandoned, not upset—nothing.
So don’t just ask why the mom was charged with a crime, ask why is this a crime? Why does the law get to decide how a mom should raise her kids? Why does the law treat a self-sufficient 11 year old as a helpless forsaken baby? Why does the law allow cops to harass tweens and moms just going about their day? (continue reading)