Mom Investigated by Police and CPS for Letting Daughter Walk the Dog Around the Block
Walking a dog as a child in the land of the free has now become a reason for state agents, including armed police officers, to visit your home and harass you. If you think this sounds crazy or outlandish, consider the following case out of Wilmette, Illinois in which a mother was investigated for allowing her daughter to walk the dog around the block.
As the establishment continues to encourage Americans to rat out their neighbors through endless “see something, say something ” propaganda campaigns, outright police and nanny state insanity is unfolding all around us. Corey Widen and her 8-year-old daughter have just experienced this first hand when a neighbor called police after seeing Widen’s daughter walking their dog.
When an indoctrinated neighbor called the police to tell them a child was outside without their helicopter parent hovering over them, the entirely common and regular activity of walking a dog then prompted a police state action involving cops and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
“For something like this to happen to me, there’s something really wrong,” said Widen. Widen explained to the Chicago Tribune that her 8-year-old daughter, who is home schooled, is constantly supervised by her and the only part of the day she is alone is when she is walking the dog. What’s more, Widen says she can see nearly the entire walking route from outside her window.
“The funny thing is … I’m a joke with my friends because my kids are around me all the time.”
Despite the fact that Widen is a good parent, police were dispatched to her home last week. When officers saw that the girl was entirely fine, luckily, they left without arresting anyone. However, shortly after, the Widen’s got a visit from DCFS.