Your children are not your own. They belong to the State. That is the message the government is sending parents across the U.S.

This week, Jim Howe, a father in T.N. was arrested for merely trying to pick up his child after school hours.

A few weeks ago, a father was arrested at the request of the school board for merely questioning the low standards of the controversial Common Core curriculum and exercising his 1st Amendment rights.

The media has been promoting the idea for a while now that children don’t belong to their parents. MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry said on her show, “we have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families.”


This totalitarian idea that children do not belong to their parents is not new. Karl Popper in his book, The Open Society and it’s Enemies, warned us that this kind of totalitarian thinking stems from Plato’s Republic. In Plato’s Republic, the State takes children away from their parents and raised in state-run foster homes supervised by the “elite Philosopher” class.

Parents are fighting back though.

Parents are fed up with all the controversies surrounding the public school system and are choosing to home school their children.

Dr. Susan Berry via, explains the exodus from public schools to home education. “As dissatisfaction with the U.S. public school system grows, apparently so has the appeal of homeschooling. Educational researchers, in fact, are expecting a surge in the number of students educated at home by their parents over the next ten years, as more parents reject public schools” said Berry.

According to Education News, since 1999, the number of children who are home schooled has increased by 75%.

With Common Core curriculum which teaches young children to use emotionally charged language to manipulate others, massive data collection including medical records that are now being breached by hackers, violence in schools, school officials preventing parents access to their own children, it is no wonder why parents in the U.S. have had enough of public education.


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  • Robert Norman

    Well not exactly. He was arrested for not following school policy. As a father of 3, I appreciate the situation. Yes sometimes school polocies are not easy to follow, but then on the other side we demand our public education to be a safe haven for our children. There are no two ways about it, and I choose the safety of my girls everytime. We cannot be above the law and expect our laws to protect us.

    • Ed

      No, he was arrested because the deputy was unable to bully him. The man has a right to pick his children up. The policy seems to have been that either A) the kids take a bus B) they are picked up by their parents in a car or C) they walk unsupervised. This man, rather than drive a car, was walking to the school to pick his children up because he was not going to wait in the line of cars and did not feel that they should be walking unsupervised. There is no logic to not letting him pick his children up as a pedestrian and walk them home…Is the deputy upset because this guy was “cutting in line” of the parents in the cars? Or is he upset because he does not have the capacity to think logically?

      • kitty1967

        Actually, no. He was upset because the man did not want to wait for the appointed time when walkers leave the school. This has been standard policy since I was in school 30 years ago. Once all buses clear the school grounds, walkers were then called to leave. Whether it’s right, wrong, or indifferent is a different issue, but their walker policy (waiting for the buses to leave) is nothing new, and has always been in the interest of safety.

        • Steffanie

          We never had to wait for a bus to leave to walk home. That was not a factor. School let out and we left. That was 30 years ago as well.

        • Kent Williams

          True. He violated their policy, though their policy IS stupid.

        • alan_1969

          Their safety is not safety but dictatorship. When I was going to school, everyone left at the same time.

        • Skrilla Mcskrillerson

          Never heard of this being the rule at any school. I was in school a while ago and that was not the rule. We have two children currently in school and there is no rule such as what you’ve described.

          Maybe you went to this particular school and they’ve been ass backwards for over 30 years?

        • Tannim

          Sorry, but when I was in school 30 and even twenty years ago this was NEVER a policy, and that’s both public and private schools.

      • JGlaze

        ^ this guy nailed it.

      • Eric Kent

        Exactly the pig was too stupid to think outside of the 3 ways that are written procedures.God help us Cops suck so bad the best you can hope for is you never have to deal with them in any capacity.

    • sammscript

      Public education is neither safe, nor a haven. It’s an institution to create corporate and military auto bots and non thinking consumers.

    • db

      Since when are “school polices” enforceable by arrest? It’s a SCHOOL POLICY not a law!!

      • Robert Norman

        Correction on my post. He was arrested (according to local news) for disorderly conduct. That is an enforceable offence.

        • Edward Wingard

          Disorderly conduct is only an enforceable offense IF the person being arrested actually commits the offense to include ALL elements. This was clearly NOT the case here.

        • Mark

          Can you elaborate on what this gentleman was doing, as you see it, that was disorderly?

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    • eyesandears

      Arresting a parent for picking up his child from school! Wow, sure sounds criminal to me (not). School policy prohibiting a child from leaving with a parent is patently absurd; this child will be safer walking with his father, the father is behaving responsibly in looking after his child’s well being. The ensuing struggle portrays a case of ‘follow the rules’ no matter what – in other words, do not question, simply OBEY. This is the new indoctrination of parents. And since when is school policy ‘law.’
      If you believe laws ‘protect’ you, look again. The myriad of laws on the books for legal gun possession has done nothing to deter criminals from obtaining them. In fact, our government breaks its own gun running laws to supply the Mexican drug cartel with arms, resulting in the deaths of American citizens. Yeah, makes me feel real safe.

      • Ken Simon

        It was never said which law he was being arrested for, I imagine he was arrested for causing a disturbance in a public place. Just sayin’

        • alan_1969

          What disturbance? He was waiting patiently for his child. The pig was the one causing the disturbance.

        • LetsTryLibertyAgain

          The sheriff’s deputy stated that the father would be arrested for disorderly conduct. This is the standard charge to justify arresting someone when the actual offense is contempt of cop.

          The deputy kept stating that the father was being disorderly, as if that makes it so. I think many of these law enforcement officers believe that disorderly conduct is not following any order they give, no matter how stupid, dangerous, illegal or unconstitutional it is.

          • eyesandears

            Exactly my point (thank you for the well written elaboration). If you don’t do what we tell you to do, we have you arrested — the methodology for ‘acclimating’ adults into compliance. A total undermining of parental authority. Back in the early 90’s I questioned other parents who supported unconstitutional school tactics (lockdowns and searches) to ‘keep our kids safe.’ The progression was inevitable.
            In this same vein, it’s interesting to note that the arrest records in my small country newspaper always include the charge of ‘resisting arrest,’ equivalent in its use to ‘disorderly conduct.’

          • Tannim

            When I was in JHS in the 80s the teachers looped a nylon rope through the lockers to keep us out of them between certain periods. That lasted less than a day when we simply whipped out our penknives and cut the ropes into very short pieces. When the teachers got upset, we simply told them they had no right to deny us access to our personal property. That ended that in a hurry!

            People need to realize that the so-called power of these people is merely an illusion based in our blind acceptance of it, and the moment we deny it, poof! it’s gone.

          • eyesandears

            Today you’d be arrested and prosecuted for carrying the knife. Kids are suspended for drawing cartoon characters holding knives or guns. Let’s not forget the 6 or 7 year old who pointed the finger gun at his teacher; she feared for her life. The ongoing promotion of fear serves to keep us fearful of one another to stifle the ability to organize against those creating the fear.

          • Tannim

            Unfortunately too true, but that’s the result of the illusion of power (above) coupled with fear and ignorance.

            In simple terms, we outnumber them, and we need to wake up and realize that and act on it.

          • LetsTryLibertyAgain

            My favorite is when a person is charged with resisting arrest, and no other offense! It sounds crazy, but it happens all the time. Sure, most of those cases are thrown out, but the law enforcement officers are never punished in any way for this blatantly wrongful arrest and unlawful detention. Quite the contrary. They’re rewarded for maintaining order (police authority), and as a happy little side benefit, the trouble maker has an arrest record which is not expunged and is generally enough to prevent them from getting a job or renting an apartment… and the authorities have the person’s finger prints in their big database.

    • Josh

      You make a good boot licker

      • Godzirra

        Reporting actual facts doesn’t seem to be a strong suit of this site these days. Notice how an article about a parent being arrested turns into an anti public school/anti-Common Core piece…..

    • hmnedith

      I actually agree with you – while I don’t think he should’ve been arrested for disorderly conduct (instead just firmly escorted away), schools absolutely should be paranoid about who comes on grounds and who picks up the kids. My cousin had a situation where her biological father came to “pick her up” – if the school hadn’t been paranoid about the fact that he wasn’t listed as an authorized contact and didn’t have the right paperwork, he would’ve been able to walk away (which would’ve been custodial interference at best, kidnapping at worst, since he’d surrendered guardianship before the court could take it, and was legally banned from going near her while he was on parole).

      And maybe “disorderly conduct” means “he insulted me.” Maybe it means “was perceived as a threat.” Maybe the man was actually banned from taking physical custody of his child, maybe for a good reason. Maybe he started threatening people. Maybe he’d caused WAY more problems in the past.

      I’m actually really disappointed in this article with how little information it includes.

    • Eric Kent

      Do you really think that laws protect you? I certainly hope you are not that dumb.Laws do nothing and protect no one. Your safety is at the discretion and good will of your neighbors and fellow man.But make them angry or jealous enough at you and then all bets are off.There is no law in the world that keeps me from committing armed robbery every day. I dont do that simply because I don’t want to do that.But if I changed my mind and decided that I wanted to start doing that do you think the law would stop me? No my upbringing and morals would come into play and if they are strong enough I still would not commit armed robbery but the law would have very very little to do with this .

  • Shane

    I was expecting a story about a man being arrested and the details of that. Instead I was roped into the article with the headline with a story about how home schooling has increased. Awesome, keep up the good work!

  • Steve Holmes

    Why do we set back and watch our liberty and freedom disappear?

  • Gregory Alan of Johnson

    When the time comes, my children will NOT have BC’s or SSN’s. These are the contracts, along with “registering them for school”, that the STATE holds as their authority over the parents. These contracts supersede all implied privileges to the parents. Do NOT “birth (berth)” a child in a hospital or any like entity.
    ALL of this is yet more proof to Home School.
    For the record: The male parent volunteered to be arrested and go to jail.

    You have the right to resist unlawful arrest, and that’s what that “Sheriff” committed.

    • Tannim

      BCs are not contracts. They are simply evidence records of birth, location of birth, and parentage. It’s the SSN that’s the slave contract. As a parent, I live that situation daily, and the presence of a BC doesn’t mean a thing, because it is no indicator of where the child currently lives.

      • Gregory Alan of Johnson

        The Birth Certificate is a Bonded Monetary instrument and evidence of an Estate Trust in the international bankers system of fictional fractional banking and are traded daily. The SSN is also part of that equation. Without the BC, the child cannot be monetized in calculation of their labor energy. Without the BC (these days anyway) the SSN cannot be issued. This is what I’ve learned from my research and others research, along with much prayer.

        • Tannim

          Well, then you would be wrong, based on my decade worth of experience, not your alleged research.

          You also need to learn about actual monetary instruments and how finance really works. To claim a BC is one is to imply one is the property of another, and that simply isn’t the case. In fact, it’s simply horseshit.

          • Gregory Alan of Johnson

            Then educate me.

          • Tannim

            Why? Your mind is obviously closed, so it’d be a waste of my time and yours. Do your own research.

          • Gregory Alan of Johnson

            A: If I was “closed”, I wouldn’t have made the request.
            B: I’ve been doing my own research, as well as gleaning from others more informed than me, since 1995.
            The request has been made. Thank you in advance for linking me to what you stand is accurate.

  • illuminaughty

    When I lived in Colorado, I had a child of school age in the eastern
    part of Texas. My daughter’s mother was not allowing me to visit my
    daughter, so I decided to try to visit my daughter at her school. I
    called the school. The school told me, “Come on down! We’d love to
    have you visit!” I replied, “Please be certain. I’m making a trip
    which, one-way, is 1,000 miles. If I drive down there, I want to be
    able to see my daughter.” The reply: “Oh, it’s fine. Please come!” I
    made the drive. I went to the principal’s office, and he told me,
    himself, that I was not allowed to visit my daughter. This was in
    1999. This has been going on for a long time. We have done nothing
    about it, so now, we have a father arrested for wanting to walk home
    with his children. Are you happy, Komrades?

  • JewelieDee

    I support this parent 100%. That yahoo of an officer is basically nuts.

  • Barbara MacArthur

    Parents need to vote with their feet and never enter the government schools in the first place. Have to watscrutinize private schools as well.

    • Mark

      The problem that I see with this is that parents then must finance a service that they should be able to receive but they can not use due to corruption. Frankly if I must homeschool my children due to the government run schools being that bad I should get to keep my tax money.

  • Tony

    One day there are going to be vigilantes, and they are going to handle this their own way. Keep pushing people’s buttons, it’ll probably happen…

  • CriticalThinking101

    Why do parents want someone else raising their children in the first place? You don’t need that $1,000/mo house payment, you don’t need that $500/mo car payment, you don’t need that $200/mo cell phone bill, etc. Point, in most circumstances, both parents don’t need to work…

    • Jeremy

      I don’t “need” my immense college debt either but it’s a little late for that realization. Your point is a very good one though.

  • TribeofLiberty

    This is tangential: same sex marriage will contribute to collectivizing children. It does this by removing the limiting principle of “two” as the number of parents for children. To define marriage in any other way than one man, one woman, is to support collectivism. Other definitions of marriage are not able to push back against the state when it comes to the number of parents a child should have. It is, therefore, not a conservative or truly libertarian position to support anything other than one man, one woman, as it is the only definition that supports the idea of “limited government.”
    A libertarian response might be: we need to get the government out of marriage.

    My reply: getting the government out of marriage does not solve the problem posed by Melissa Harris-Perry, one of collectivizing children. Only one man, one woman, does.

    • Kent Williams

      I think this idea is misguided. Single parents out there have already upset the two-parent “ideal”. And what of step-parents? There are children with 4 parents so-to-speak, but no one claims that this makes them property of everyone. Denying people the right to freely associate is counter to libertarian thought.

      • TribeofLiberty

        The phrase “single parents” simply means people who are raising children on their own. It does not normally mean that the child has only one parent on his/her birth certificate. And it certainly does not mean that there is only space for one parent on all birth certificates. Thus, the existence of single parent households does not undermine my argument.

        As for step parents, they are not normally acknowledged as legal parents, and the existence of step parents does not change the number of parental entries on birth certificates, of which we have always had as “two” (a mother and a father) until the advent of same sex marriage and same sex parenting.

        By supporting same sex marriage and same sex parenting, I believe the fiscally conservative/socially liberal crowd has adopted an irreconcilable position. And by irreconcilable, I mean one that is irreconcilable with the notion of “limited government.” Removing the gender requirement for marriage has the unstoppable side effect of removing the number requirement for parenthood. Birth certificates are being altered to accommodate more than two parents as we speak. This legal change is precisely what is necessary to make Melissa Harris-Perry’s dream closer to becoming real.

        • Mike Stachewicz

          This sounds like a weird combination of Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones… Sorry but this doesn’t hold water IMO.

          • TribeofLiberty

            Since you don’t want to rely on a nature-based way to stop the number of parents for children from expanding indefinitely, how do you propose to stop it? For example, do you have an argument against California allowing three or more legal parents? Also, what is the difference between allowing an unlimited number of legal parents and Melissa Harris-Perry’s remarks?

          • Mike Stachewicz

            Easy… CONSENT. If three or more parents want to consent to raising a child, then who are you or anybody else to judge that? Comparing adults who agree to take on the responsibilities of parent hood to some crackpot who thinks the state needs to raise kids is some pretty impressive mental gymnastics.

          • TribeofLiberty

            OK, so you agree with MHP. If five, ten, 20, etc people agree to being legal parents, then that’s OK with you. That is the essence of collectivizing children. This is most definitely not compatible with the idea of “limited government.” Here’s why.

            I didn’t have much familial structure due to my parent’s divorce, but at least I had my mom and my dad, which was something. Nobody had a right to interfere with my individual connection to them, nor did anybody have a right to force me to live in other people’s homes besides theirs. However, “multiple legal parenthood” is changing these rights I had. I had three step parents, and if they had been legal parents, one of my step mothers might have been able to gain custody of me after divorcing my dad. I would not have wanted to live with her but it’s possible that I would have been forced to, because I was not the kind of child to speak out against my parents and their wishes.

            My life was split in two. Every day was spent apart from one of my natural parents, because I was with the other. I felt it most keenly at holidays and birthdays. But under “multiple legal parenthood,” instead of spending time apart from one of my natural parents, I might have been forced to spend time apart from both of them and with one of my ex step mothers. What little structure I had would have been taken from me in the name of LGBT rights, and none of the adults involved in my situation even needed to be gay.

            This is not just, and the judicial involvement needed to make it happen is not “limited government.”

          • Mike Stachewicz

            Read the first line and stopped. I’m not entertaining or dignifying your nonsense.

          • TribeofLiberty

            Cop out.

          • hmnedith

            How in the world would forcing you to spend time with an ex-step mom be in the name of LGBT rights?!?! Saying “LGBT individuals can marry and adopt!” in no way changes the way that heterosexual marriages and adoptions work. My cousin was legally adopted by her “step-dad,” so he the same legal rights as her biological mom (her biological father surrendered guardianship rights), but it’s still perfectly legal to discriminate against LGBT individuals in my state, so obviously there’s little correlation there. In many cases, an adoption isn’t allowed to go through if the child already has legal guardians, so that situation of being split between three people doesn’t arise.

            And there are PLENTY of kids who don’t have parents (or who would be delighted to never see their biological parents again because of severe abuse), and since you’re argument is that only biological parents should have legal right to a child but governments shouldn’t take custody of a kid, should those children just be kicked out on the street?

          • TribeofLiberty

            MHP didn’t say that the state needs to raise kids. Go listen to her again.

        • hmnedith

          You do realize that enforcing a gender requirement actually means getting government MORE involved in parenting, right? Since it means more regulations/checks?

          And I still really don’t get your argument. I mean, if a woman in a heterosexual relationship is infertile, and the couple finds a surrogate, or when a couple adopts a child directly from a woman who is surrendering her child at birth, wouldn’t that also contribute to the whole “three parents” issue? The two legal parents could be listed, but so would the biological mother (and biological father in the second case). (Personally, I think being listed on the birth certificate should only matter for medical reasons). In almost all cases, the birth parent(s) surrender custody, meaning that your scenario never comes into play – the child has two parents with one or two separate genetic donors. And what about adoption? That means transferring custody – sometimes the birth parent(s) maintain legal say (in states that allow more than two people to have potential legal control of a child), sometimes they surrender it/ have it legally removed, sometime’s they’re dead – and most same-sex couples adopt. They are LEGALLY listed as the only two parents, and any other genetic donors have NO legal right to custody/medical decisions! The gender make-up of a couple is irrelevant! It’s no different than having a step-parent or being adopted by a new family

          And, y’know, there are same-sex couples who want the benefits of marriage but aren’t interested in kids

          Or should we ban ALL adoptions and surrogates, because it might lead to collectivization of children?

        • g.johnon

          while step parents may not normally be acknowledged as legal parents, they are, in most cases, acknowledged as legal guardians.

    • Tannim

      You would be completely and tangentially wrong.

    • g.johnon

      please remove your intolerant low-spark self and return when you figure out the topic.

  • Justin Hilbert

    I don’t understand on what grounds this guy thinks he was arresting this man for?

    • Robert

      On the grounds that he upset the Fat Slob of a Statist Pig.

    • Jucko

      There is no legal statute with arguing with police as long as it doesn’t become violent and you are’t causing an isolated riot. Legally, he can sue that police department and he would win.

    • Tannim

      Someone else here said it correctly: contempt of cop.

    • Justin Hilbert

      That guy handled it very collectedly. I would have ended up in a whole mess, starting with, “Deputy, you have absolutely zero right to touch or detain me in this situation. I am giving you fair and documented warning that if you approach me, I will defend myself against any perceived malicious intent.”

  • zenloki

    fat deputy needs a new job, I suggest greeting Wal-Mart shoppers.

    • Jucko

      Not sure if I’d trust him to give me a simple greeting. This is why people are now skeptical of police and question their motives.

      • zenloki

        as a greeter, I’d trust him as a deputy, definitely not and I’m with you, I don’t talk to the police either. its just good advice now.

  • Wayne D.

    The Officers conduct was not respectful of the citizen in this case.
    He clearly has an attitude problem as his actions are completely uncalled for.
    I applaud the parent for his self control and foresight to bring a photographer.
    The parent should always have the right to pick up their children at any time when needed.
    Home school your kids.
    Quit your job, sell that extra car, stay home, grow a garden and home school your kids.
    Show them you love them more than money and material wealth.
    What should we do as citizens? Try and protest and see what happens.
    Don’t complain or ask questions, just keep paying your taxes, it’ll get better.

    • CriticalThinking101

      “Show them you love them more than money and material wealth.”…SO TRUE! So many problems could be resolved by the parents actually taking care of their kids instead of someone else that is just chasing a cushy pension.

  • LibertyChick

    Used we belonged within our community, not to our community. We joined but were not owned. I can’t help but wonder where the line is where the radical left/progressives will think the government is going too far. It’s crazy to me that many of these are the Hippies who wanted personal freedom, and yet now they allow themselves to be completely owned like sheep.

    • zenloki

      Hippies are the scapegoats of America.

      • LibertyChick

        Not sure about that. I just don’t know what happened to the freedom loving people who didn’t want government interference in their lives to become people who want the government to take care of their every need, and everyone else’s. I don’t understand why they don’t want personal freedom and independence that comes with protecting ones liberty. How did they become the spineless masses of sheeple?

        • g.johnon

          they are not necessarily the same people liberty.
          I was one of them 60’s flower children. I have no tolerance for the seditious “liberals” of today.

  • Jeremy R. Hammond

    One criticism about this site: reading white text on a dark background gives me a headache.

  • Brandon Richards

    this rent a bacon should be fired.

    • Tannim

      Please don’t insult bacon like that!

  • Kilburn

    This is rubbish.

  • mark pursel

    The deputy was just plain stubborn…He is also very lucky that the dad was in fact cooperative and not being confrontational or aggressive; otherwise overweight deputy would have been in a world of hurt…Hopefully, the law suit will teach deputy his lesson (make sure the deputy pays his own punitive damages from his own pocket instead of his agency – the agency will still be on the hook for hopefully a large compensatory damage award)…Also, the short easy answer for the dad is to homeschool….don’t worry about trying to change things for the sheeple that want to be led by the state…homeschool and be free…good luck.

  • April Reigne

    The Maryland father episode did not occur “a few weeks ago” … It happened in SEPTEMBER …
    The video of the incident was uploaded Sept 20

    If y’all can’t keep the FACTS straight, even the little ones, we have no hope of getting anything resolved/fixed in this country!

    Do your job or quit.

  • kjuu

    O-kay. Define “few”. Seven? More than one?

  • Eric Kent

    Screw that PIG it is a sad state of affairs when an ignorant POS can just put handcuffs on anyone and take them to jail. No wonder I HATE PIGS with all my soul. It is a shame that the Dad could not take a swing at that chicken Sh#$ PIG but if he had he would really be in trouble.

  • PatriotOne

    Jim Howe THE father should contact Randy Kelton at RuleOfLawRadio. com , and on live radio on Thurs. and Fri. at 9:pm eastern time.
    Randy has knowledge for prosecuting public servants, especially the kind having a loaded weapon while committing the crime of false arrest or imprisonment or impersonating a public official or kidnapping or locking a man in a cage without first seeking the permission of a magistrate. And every public official that assist the offending “officer” shall also be subject to those same offences.

  • iseestupidpeople

    If a school is dismissed and the faculty deprives me of my custodial rights and holds my child hostage against my dictate..I would sue. Parental rights have always trumped any other individual and interfering with those rights is a crime in most states. In Ohio, this officer could be charged with kidnapping….I do not know about Tennessee, but parents need to take back the schools and get rid of the clowns who think they have more rights to our children than the parents do…Just my two cents..

    • Jucko

      Fully agree. Why is it ok to walk kids in the morning but not in the afternoon? Their logic is flawed.

    • mike

      in addition, a case could be made for false detention, false imprisonment, even kidnapping. If someone would deprive me of access to my child, I would be a rich man, and I’m not the ‘sue’ type, but in this case, I would be.

  • hmnedith

    This article provides ridiculously little information and shows heavy bias. What were the actual charges? What precisely happened? Did this man have legal custody/ was listed as someone allowed to pick up the child? Had he made disturbances at the school before? Did he threaten anyone? Does he have a history of violent behavior known to the school/sheriff? Is this sheriff known for having a short temper and abusing power? Did the man appear drunk or high?

    • reginamb

      Watch the video…. My god people are so lazy these days.

      • hyraxx

        If anyone is lazy, it is Cook for forgetting Journalism 101.

    • PaxMentis

      The video is quite clear to anyone with a functioning brain.

    • patrick

      Your comment has nothing to do with the situation in the article… If you are implying the man could not enter the school because it was “fenced off” like your apparent school was, then you are wrong. See, if you watched the video you would have noticed he simply wanted to pick up his children from school. The deputy arrested the man for not accepting the deputy’s “No. You cannot take your kids home” answer.

      The part you missed is that the deputy mandated the kids independently walk home further stating the parents could not pick them up.

      It’s simple, watch the video.

    • Jucko

      Did you even watch the video? Apparently not, your comment is pointless and shows you really shouldn’t be giving your 2 cents on this matter.

      The charges wouldn’t be anything legal…probably just to hold him in jail for a few hours. They already said what happened at the beginning. He obviously did have legal custody, the cop was all about making the kid ride the bus or get picked up despite walking being okay in the morning. There were no perceived threats in the video. He isn’t drunk or high. The deputy looks like he has a power issue and he needs his badge stripped. The deputy got mad because he called the Sheriff on the school policy, which the deputy has to enforce.

  • Jucko

    Wow, hope that cop no longer has a job. Why are some police so fat? That big dude could easily out run him and deck him in one swing, but he handled it more professionally and calmly than the cop. That sounds like a stupid rule they have, so I see where he is coming from — the kid is special needs so why waste time in traffic if you can just walk? If it was stormy, I could see the no walking rule in effect.

    The other video I think is misinterpreted, I think it’s saying it’s the society’s job to help raise children to become successful…not just the parents. As long as my local government isn’t corrupt, I wouldn’t have any issues with that if there was a certain degree of trust.

    • g.johnon

      and as long as parents have final say in all instances.

  • shauna

    Uh… aren’t they supposed to read you your miranda rights to tell you why you are being arrested? Haven’t cases been dismissed because of this before? The officer didn’t tell him why he was being arrested or read him his rights.

    • Heath Culver

      You don’t have to in certain situations I believe.

  • Corey

    I think it’s hilarious that cops reaction is to just arrest people when they can’t handle actually communicating to another human being.

  • Luap Seugirdor

    There is one point that a lot of you are missing, the cop was also telling him to wait outside in line with the rest of the parents, basically to wait his turn. The difference being, he was the only one on foot so felt he had the right to do what he was doing. And he probably did. Besides, the cop did everything wrong,made a jackass out of himself. I wonder what happened with his child. Was that his wife and mother of the child recording? Why wasn’t she arrested too?

    • CaptainUSA

      A Persons kids get out of School at a certain time wait in line with cars in the snow also? The other parents probably were Bullied prior to this video. That Cop should be Fired and have anger managment class.

  • Katrina D-SW

    There’s good news guys, at least he wasn’t shot.

    Normally that’s how this sort of scenario would play out – shot or tased.

    • ASUPHD2

      You are ignorant.

  • kem63

    I was sick of the schools abuse of my son they thought he was related to other trouble making kids with the same last name he wasn’t. but they still treated him like crap.

    The last straw was when they suspended him for being beaten up by 3 other kids that was also suspended. The no Tolerance policy applies to the victim also. After my husband was done yelling at the principle the suspension was lifted on my son. Then we pulled all 3 of our kids out and home schooled them, Best thing we ever did. The schools really do believe they own the children.

  • Canada

    I think the Miranda rights are just. You have the right to remain silent and so forth. They need not have charges to detain. They have a time period set at law to fulfil that requirement

  • Hillbilly Jihad

    As if we need more definitive examples of why the overwhelming majority of today’s “law enforcement” are a bunch of low IQ cretinous primates.

  • rainbowdash

    that law enforcement agent was being highly immature, blatantly baiting the father. The father was merely putting his child safety at a higher caliber than the school, and being punished for it… The only way that particular law enforcer will see the light is if something in the nature of equivalent exchange happens to him. And when he complains this video should be shown to him.

  • Heir of nothing in particular

    I applaud this man for having the courage that most in society lack. Until there are more people willing to stand up for their rights like this man has, our rights will continue to erode.

  • christina

    In no way was he being disorderly, he was a father whom wanted his children. He did not raise a hand , fight, or even raise his voice. That officer was out of line. I am sure if it were his own children he would have gotten his with out any issues. I agree with the Man and his Wife ,

  • Seven

    “Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.”

    I see this as mainly a result of bureaucracy. If school staff is told students can’t walk home without that form being signed, they can be disciplined for not enforcing that. Obviously, it’s different if the parent comes to get the child, but in a bureaucracy making such judgement calls is discouraged if not flat out disallowed.

    Also, this school had a system in place for parents to pick up children. That system was parents wait in line. Is the system perfect? No. It might not even be adequate, but it’s what they have, and it’s what they (they being the school and its staff) have to go by.

    If they release his children over to him, what’s to stop other parents from just walking into the office saying “I want my kids.”? The result could be, COULD BE, mass confusion in the office, vestibule, parking wherever. That’s how children get lost in the shuffle, and that’s what the school is trying to prevent.

    • malka miller

      I came to get my child from school once, and the school police were called. I never took my child to that school again.

  • Dominique Moore

    I live in a state where we can walk our kids home without incident, and it is taken for granted after seeing the way this father and his wife were treated for just wanting to keep their children safe on the way home. I know I will never walk my kids again without being thankful that I can and I will think of this video everyday. I also have many friends in the police department in my state and they would be disgusted by the behavior of this officer in this video.

  • John Jett

    The police in this country are totally out of control. The police are the biggest criminal syndicate in this country.

    • Nay

      You say that until you need help from them. The cop in this may have been in the wrong, but does that mean all cops are out of control?

      • malka miller

        Every cop is out of control unless they stand up for what is right.

      • Rachel Walz

        I recently obtained a harassment restraining order against a woman who had been harassing my children by telling them things like I was doing drugs while pregnant in an attempt to kill them because I didn’t want them. This woman was ordered to not approach my children within 50 feet or have any kind of contact with them. Only a month later, my 7 year old daughter informed me that this woman approached her, gave a wink and smile and said hi to her, which made my daughter very uncomfortable. I reported it to the police here in La Crescent, MN and was given the response, “It is not the job of the police department to punish.” This woman was never charged for the violation. Police ARE WORTHLESS. They are a waste of taxpayer dollars. I am about to purchase my first firearm, because if they won’t protect my children, then I will.

  • malka miller

    I was a student teacher 16 yrs ago in LAUSD in a second grade class. I tried to push some students to read instead of coloring pictures about the story they were reading in their language curriculum each week, and the University supervisor said that I should go teach in college if I expected students to read. Is that odd, or am I wrong. The University supervisor also insulted me by telling me that I had no social skills and I should get out of there.

    I should add that the teacher to whom I was assigned never showed up for work in six weeks. On picture day, she was called in by the principal to at least stand by her class and get her picture taken in the group picture. The substitute did not want to stand in the picture and I did not either. The teacher’s aid was not there either – the teacher’s aid was her daughter, who never came to work either.

  • BambiB

    That PIG needs to go DOWN. Lose his job. Be banished from ever wearing a badge again. Lose any retirement benefits he might otherwise be entitled to, spend a year in jail for felony false arrest/false imprisonment, and pay $1 million in damages to the father he harassed and arrested.

  • BambiB

    Whoa! Can you say KIDNAPPING!?? What else is it when they have no legal right to hold your kid and yet refuse to surrender them? KIDNAPPING! Give the the pig life in jail.

  • Allan Elliott

    I believe he had every right to pick up his kid. But this article doesn’t tell the whole story and mixes in the Common Core narrative. They’re two completely different subjects and Ben should not have let this story run the way it is. Horrible journalism.

    See the same story reported in the NY Daily news and see the difference.

  • jj

    This officer is a dumb ass whom needs to be locked away for ever and beat til he is forgiven by the father for kidnapping this mans children.

  • David Kryszewski

    I have a very obvious solution to all of this mess. “Quit having children and making things worse by imposing your will on society!” Having a child is a choice “Not a Right!” why in America are families rewarded financially the more children they bring into this world? Because of the amount of resources a multiple family must use, shouldn’t they be taxed more not rewarded? we live amongst a society of dysfunctional needy breeders.

    • SKI

      …and Melissa Harris-Perry you are 100% the problem within our society. You are so small minded, not a forward thinker. Your a lemming.

    • alaskanrose

      David, sounds like you have drunk the Kool-Aid!

  • Bill Liktor

    Nice job taking Plato’s Republic out of context. The tripartite political system developed in that book is an ideal system based upon what Plato took to be the three major traits citizens could offer to the polis (namely knowledge and wisdom in the ruling class, strength and power in the solider class, and business sense in the merchant class). The point in having the state raise children to fall into one of these (albeit far too neatly cut) categories is to promote the best possible advancement of the polis, which in turn means the best possible conditions for all its citizens. Plato himself says this is an ideal and not practical and actually develops that more workable political philosophy later on.

    • capok

      I believe the suggestion is that the “state” took Plato out of context, not the author.

  • Lord Mannyrossa

    Joshua….I have a problem with this story and others like this. Where are the details and substantiation that he was arrested for complaining about Common Core? Perhaps it is the law school education making me an instant skeptic but I need more. The video is no longer working and I’m guessing that is where more info is. I am no fan of Common Core or the people pushing its agenda, but I am also not a fan of blasting someone for something that has little/no facts/evidence justifying that.
    If he indeed was arrested for speaking out about Common Core and nothing else, then this will be the easiest case won ever. Arresting someone for having an opinion on government property, especially when they are an adult not a student, is as unconstitutional as unconstitutional acts get.
    However, when I see stories like this, it far too often is ‘guy speaks out against common core, goes to pick up his daughter at school (oh and btw wife has restraining order ordering him to stay away from kid unless it is a court supervised visitation day but please ignore that part)’

  • jen

    Here is a link to a video of this incident that works

  • John

    this video has nothing to do with the story. this was about picking up his children after school.