Cindy Anthony is believed by some to have lied on the witness stand during daughter Casey’s trial, saying she was the one who searched the word “chloroform” online, which might have played some part in the jury reaching their not guilty verdict last week.
How far would you go to protect your child from a crime they may or may not have committed?
One Wisconsin mom didn’t got far at all to protect her kids, and in fact, went directly to police to let them know her kids did commit a crime.
In Gordon Park in Milwaukee on July 3, six armed robberies were committed by a suspected 22 people.
Surveillance video from one of the lesser crimes — a gas station robbery in which kids stole candy and potato chips — was shown on the news. When a mom recognized her 13-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son as being among the looters, she slept on it.
But then the next morning, she went to the police.
“It was very disappointing. I’m sick to my stomach. Really, this is what you do when I’m not around?” she asked herself about her kids.
She then talked about it with her kids and told them she decided they were all going to the police station. If she hadn’t, she said she would have been letting her kids know that what they did was OK.
As it turns out, she was the third parent to come forward after recognizing their kid from the surveillance video.
It has to be tough to turn in your own kids to the police, and I think this mom should be commended for her bravery. However, it was also a relatively petty crime committed by minors, so if I had to guess, I’d say their punishment won’t be too severe.
But what about more serious crime, or if your child was older? How would you react if you knew for certain that your kid broke the law? Would you turn in your kid if the crime were more serious and they faced a harsher punishment, like Casey Anthony? How far would you go to protect your offspring? As far as Cindy Anthony? Or would you not protect them at all, like the mom in Milwaukee?
Would you ever turn in your kid to police for committing a crime?
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