Originally Posted by ash_bct
I never once said that parents aren't responsible for what their children do!
I am looking at this from the point that a little girl was charged with littering which is ridiculous.
She didn't jump out of the window, her toys never hurt anyone and if either of those things had happened it would be an entirely different situation. Why bother going there since it didn't happen? It's not what this thread is about. We could "what-if" for hours.
The mother never saw it happen. How long would it take for a toy to be dropped out of a window? 1/2 a second? She went back and got the toys and is now keeping her windows closed. That is being responsible. It is not littering
So are you saying a littering charge should only be levied if the litter hurt someone? Sure you can say it was an accident, accidents happen all the time and the people who cause them are liable for them.
If i rear-end you while driving, I did not mean to, it was an accident but MY insurance will pay to have your car fixed. You do it (or your kid) and it is illegal, you pay. What is so hard about that. That is the way it SHOULD be.
AND, if the mother DID NOT SEE IT HAPPEN as you just said, then how the heck did she know to turn around and go pick up the toys? UHHH, she went to pick them up AFTER she got busted. Right? right