Life on a family farm
in the wilds of
Upstate New York
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Arrest Made in Amish Kidnapping
Two people were quickly apprehended in the kidnapping of those poor little Amish children. I am glad they caught them and have them locked up, but I shudder to think what their reasoning for this abominable act might be. And to people who reviled the parents for having the girls running the farm standwhile they did chores....they were not doing anything wrong by working right at the edge of their own yard. Kids play near their homes all the time, or go to the park across the street, or run over to the neighbor's for a minute. Kids can't be in their parent's sight every second of every day. We were super paranoid about stranger danger when we lived down in town, what with the Thruway exit less than a mile from the house, and motels and truck stops surrounding us. People picked on us about it all the time. And yet the kids, by the time they were twelve, still spent a certain amount of time out of our sight. Inevitably. The blame lies squarely on the perpetrators.