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School Bullies Young Photographer

“It turns out that the school’s “acceptable use policy” (AUP) doesn’t clearly apply to the situation at hand. The Lewisville Texan Journal has a wide-ranging account of the mess (which is ongoing) and has posted damning documents of the school’s bullying tactics. The school district’s communications person hasn’t gotten back to folks with pertinent information.…

Reason’s Nanny of the Year 2014

Don’t believe in complying with local open records requests? Blame the president of the United States. Don’t want to be caught on video blaming the president? Blame people who record public events in public places.

‘Just Don’t Let Your Kids Play Outside’

When playing is a crime: Children’s book author Kari Anne Roy was recently visited by the Austin police and Child Protective Services for allowing her son Isaac, age 6, to do the unthinkable: Play outside, up her street, unsupervised. He’d been out there for about 10 minutes when Roy’s doorbell rang. She opened it to…

Playing in the Park as a Crime

Hours at a time? At a park? In the summer? Gosh! That certainly sounds normal and fun like a reason to throw a mom in jail—and place the child in state custody. Here are the facts: Debra Harrell works at McDonald’s in North Augusta, South Carolina. For most of the summer, her daughter had stayed there with her,…