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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Punished for Child's Chalk Sidewalk Drawing


A Virginia mom has been ordered by a judge to perform community service after allowing her daughter to do chalk drawings in a public park.

Last Tuesday, Susan Mortensen appeared in a Richmond, Va. court and agreed to serve 50 hours of community service by January 3, or return to court for sentencing and possibly a $2500 fine. Some parents have responded with outrage that a treasured childhood pastime could result in legal action.

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The punishment does not fit the crime. I strongly disagree with the Virginia Judge on this one.

Posted by: Divorce Forms | Aug 15, 2012 6:53:04 PM

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