So everyone in here with kids never ever let go of their child's stroller even once for anything
To me that just seems like something that happens.
The fact is he wasn't doing anything that would normally
compromise his children. (Such as dealing or buying drugs.) If he had been buying and doing drugs while taking his chidren for a walk on the pier, then I would probably feel a lot differently since drugs severly alter your mental status. And the fact that taking your children to a place where drugs are sold is often dangerous (for anyone).
This really isn't comparable to drugs. To me this was an average man who made a mistake that a lot of people make on a daily basis. Everyone makes a mistake with their kids at some point in their lives, even extreme mistakes such as when my dad dislocated my elbow when I was 3. Most everyone would think "Wow, that guy's child needs to be taken away from him because he's a bad parent." When in reality, it was his first kid who was having a bad tantrum when she was supposed to go to bed, and a big burley man is a lot stronger than a fighting 3yo.
We are all just lucky that are mistakes aren't fatal most of the time, and we move on and learn from the experience how to become better parents.
FYI: I have a hard time explaining how I feel about things so I'm sorry if that didn't make any sense at all...