Parental Rights at Risk – The Red Alert News

Parental Rights at Risk

In the United States, parental rights continue to be under attack. Here is the latest example.

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New Jersey minors caught with weed or booze won’t have to worry about getting grounded by Mom and Dad — as a new law legalizing marijuana bars police from telling parents if their kids were caught, and apparently extends to alcohol,” according to Fox News. [emphasis added]

Gov. Phil Murphy signed a package of bills on Feb. 22 after a three-year legislative push to pave the way for a legal marketplace for marijuana in the state.

“The decriminalization allows people to carry up to six ounces of pot but also limits how law enforcement can interact with anyone under the now-legal age of 21 when it comes to suspicion of using marijuana.

“That three-step process for dealing with anyone under 18, which stops cops from alerting parents of their kids’ pot bust until their second offense, has faced criticism in recent days from a few police chiefs and lawmakers.

“‘To apply these new laws to a ‘real-life’ situation, if an officer observes a 12-year-old – or a juvenile of any age – consuming alcohol and/or smoking marijuana in violation of the law, that officer CANNOT contact the juvenile’s parent or guardian – unless this behavior has been previously documented,’ Westfield Police Chief Christopher Battiloro wrote in a statement.” [emphasis added]

For more on this report, go to Fox News.

Please share your opinion in the comment section. Should parents be notified if their child is busted by the police for marijuana or alcohol?

28 Comments

  1. Lemont Cranston says:

    If the purpose of government is to benefit “We the People”, how is this a benefit? If the government operates by the consent of the people, why is there still consent for this obviously disgraceful dems regime? Murphy has already admitted that the Constitution is above his pay grade, so why is he still in office? He is required to know it better than anybody, so that he does not break it. Why is he still governor??? Apparently the citizens of N.J. have forgotten their responsibility for insuring their governor adheres to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, has given up its vigil. You have allowed tyrants to take control of your state.
    Do you know what Thomas Jefferson said should be done if this were to happen? Jefferson stated, “The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
    George Washington stated, “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is force. And like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
    Yes, he compared the government to fire. Under control, fire serves well, tho still dangerous. Out of control, it destroys. It looks like it is time to call up those militia men again.

  2. Charles Larson says:

    What a ridiculous law indeed. It’s amazing and don’t tell me it’s about democrats and republicans or that the “dems” made up the law. What happened to the days when kids playing hooky from school would get caught by truant officers. Then , they’d have to answer to their parents. If they commit a violent crime or rob a store or someone the cops would be fired for not reporting it to their parents. Drug addiction is at an – all- time high and worse than ever with kids dying of drug overdoses at an epidemic level in our country, how did this law come about? It defies common sense and every parent’s basic morals that they’re trying to teach their kids.

    • Lemont Cranston says:

      This is about democratic control! They have cast off the Constitution and The Bill of Rights. The very thing that gives “We the People” power over the government. Our Constitution guarantees us Rights given by God. Government can not take those rights away, because they did not give them. No government, no company, and no man can change that. It is called an inalienable Right. If you were taught your Constitution in public school, like you were suppose to have been. Then these things would be common knowledge and the state government would not be making up its own rules.
      To quickly be brought up to speed, try David barton & the convention of states on u-tube. aug. 22-25 2019.
      You won’t be disappointed.

  3. If you are a parent worth a damn you will know where your childern are.if you let kids run wild that is what you have made.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Parents have the right to raise their own children as they see fit as long as they aren’t neglecting or abusing them. I agree with this idea and would hate to see what kind of people our children would be if raised by the leftists. This is what Communism did. They brain washed the children. We can’t let this happen here in our country.

    • Charles Larson says:

      Elizabeth, parents have no right to raise their kids to be criminals or drug addicts which falls under child abuse or neglect. They have the responsibility to raise their kids to be law- abiding citizens and nothing less.

  5. This seems really out of line and proportion for professional job description..responsibility .. now cops are liable for your youngin’s bullshit juvie deliquient behavior!! ..it used to be the teachers you dumped on.. no no and hell no..these nice employees of do good have children of their own to properly raise.. get with it..

  6. Sam B. says:

    Yet just “1” MORE thing to aid our kids to wonder off/away from the proper positive disciplined direction of the parents/legal guardians. With ALL the bs nonsense these kids r being fed by radicalized biased narrative teachers…as well as whatever the horrific obviously biased, double standard, negative narrative, fake un-news lamestream media pumps out that these developing minds constantly hear…this is absolutely a horrible idea NOT to inform parents/legal guardians! Our kids NEED positive constructive direction!
    Attn Gov. Murphy..: “what good will come out of NOT informing the parents/legal guardians of something like this?!” There is nothing good! This is pure lunacy by yet more idiotic unhinged views & ideals of the ridiculous radical socialist dictatorship party. The future of our great country deserve so much better than this. Good lord.
    #KeepOurKidsSafe&Healthy!!!
    #ImpeachRadicalSocialists/ideals
    #StandStrongProud&peacefulAmerica!!🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • Lemont Cranston says:

      This is what the democratic governors are after. They have cast away the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Constitution is the “Shield” that protects the people from tyranny and the “Sword” at the heart of tyrants in government. These inalienable Rights are given by God and can not be taken away by government,(because the govn. did not give them!) companies or man. Your rights and freedoms are above the reach of all. Learn about them from your Constitution. The purpose of govn. is to be the servant of the people, that is why politicians were called public servants. Today they hate that name and want to be referred to as “your leaders”. They are servants to “We the People” and for our benefit! When was the last time anybody received a benefit from government? Even the stimulus checks came as an excuse to send billions of our tax dollars to governments over seas!

  7. Pamela Caskey says:

    Candice Owens would be great. She is not afraid to tell it like it is. She is a very smart and educated person and would serve well even with a newborn son. If she would want to do it.

  8. James says:

    I will never listen to stupidity. I educate my kids to truth and not to what a bunch of brain-washing control freaks. I will not be controlled and my people will never let these control freaks to keep running our country into the ground. I just pray people wake-up because this is not the first time they tried to do this crap.

  9. rick says:

    What’s the difference between the Democratic Party & the Nazi Party? The spelling!

  10. Jo says:

    Parents are the number one person who is responsible for their children. They know their children, love them, care for them, try to teach them. Government does not know the children, love them or care for them. To take the authority away from the parents is WROMG! It is government move to take the children away from family and home and teach them to follow their agenda. That is what Hitler did – basically took the children away from parents and trained them to follow Hitler. They are already taking steps with the schools to take Children away from parents. Using COVID as a excuse that parents cannot go into the school. The beginning of the year a parent was not allowed to walk their kindergarten child to his classroom in the school building. They were handed over to school authorities or teachers out side and the teachers took them into the school building. That is just wrong.
    I doubt if parents were able to volunteer at school or help at schools this last year. Isn’t this a step toward socialism, communist’s government, taking children away from their parents.

    • Charles Larson says:

      Jo, you’re turning it all around on the democrats, right. It’s one bad law in one state about the police informing or not the kid’s parent or guardian about a first – drug offense. No one’s trying to take your kid away. Sure, twist it into the police doing the parenting or kidnapping kids that the democrats want to happen. Your loony hatred toward democrats has gone way too far, crazy lady.

  11. PNP says:

    These NJ legislators should be morally and legally culpable for ANY harm that comes to underage children due to their insane policy regarding illegal substance use. They are totally irresponsible nut cases and should be criminally charged with dereliction of duty. (They must have wrecked their brains with use of too many harmful substances!)

  12. JASON BUCKWHEAT says:

    REMOVE THIS CREEP OBAMA FROM GOVERNMENT, THIS JACKASS HAD 8YR. AND COULDN’T DO IT. BOOT HIS ASS OUT OF WASHINGTON D.C.

  13. F F Tramutola Jr. says:

    How about we just silence left?

  14. David says:

    Do they want the parents to learn of their child’s abuse of drugs and Alcohol when they have to ID the body at the morgue

    • Blanca Holland says:

      Oh you’re correct: or when the son or daughter robs a store,beat up a person to steal what money they can get to pay for the habits: if mom and dad don’t have the right to know then they don’t need to be in court,juvenile detention, or even jail or prison : for the government can handle the mess they create. I worked in teen challenge : where I heard the stories of those families affected by drugs and booze.when government didn’t know what to do.

  15. Sic&Tired says:

    Too Many Adults….In this Country, who don’t have Kids…ARE JUST PLAIN DUMB.!! They don’t have a Clue as to what is involved in the Up Bringing of Kids. Thank God…All Four of My Children are Grown Up… and didn’t have much of the Crap that kids today are encountering and seeing. All Four our kids have done extensive time in the Military, which was never pushed on them -They all did their own decision making to be in the Service. Had 3 officers and 1 enlisted…with 2 of the 4 going to make it in for the Full Ride of 20 Years. We brought up our kids – much like any other parents would do, even in the times of Drugs, Alcohol, and Craziness. Only thing that I hate to see is the Fact – That Now My Children have to raise their Kids in dealing with our Stupid Society’s Garbage.!! The Damn BLM, ANTIFA, the Destruction of Statues, the Cultural Cremation of our History….And it just doesn’t End.!!
    What a Sad Day in Hell…Our Country has become and it isn’t getting any better with the Dumb A * * Democrats trying to run the show…That’s For Sure.!! Good Luck to All the Parents Out There – YOU DESIRE TO KNOW WHAT ALL IS HAPPENING TO YOUR CHILDREN, SO YOU CAN MAKE GOOD DECISIONS FOR THEM IN BUILDING THEIR FUNDATIONS….DUE TO THEY WILL NEED A STRONG ONE.!!!

    • Sic&Tired says:

      Meant to Say…. Parents “DESERVE” to know….Not Desire. But, it does even make sense to Deserve and Desire the Knowing of What is Going On with Your Kids.

  16. Loretta Cogar says:

    Agreed, this is B.S. If it were my underaged child I’d want to know that they broke the rules that could kill them. We were NEVER allowed to do drugs of any kind that were not prescribed for us by our Dr., and my dad always told us that if we wanted to try alcohol (once we were of age) to do so at home where if we did too much he and mom were there to take care of us. The biggest problem is parents are afraid or don’t care to parent. There is a thin line between parents disciplining and parents abusing, and if you watch the child’s reaction when a hand is raised you can usually tell the difference. I don’t know about you all but I got plenty of whippings growing up, that’s what GOD gave you the extra padding for, and I grew up with respect for my Elders, my parents & people in general. I think that made me a better and more responsible adult.

  17. Le says:

    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. If you correct or discipline your
    child(ren), that’s abuse, if you don’t discipline, that’s neglect. Can’t
    have it both ways. but either way, the parent is blamed and is the one
    punished for it.

  18. Tom says:

    This is absurd that a parent would not be informed about a drug or alcohol use by a minor child.

  19. ROBERT BOYD says:

    Parents are responsible for the upbringing of their children. The government is not as facile, knowledgeable, available skilled or effective as parents. Whoever thought of this clearly has no business in interfering with such issues. I do not want “Big Brother” meddling with such parental responsibilities. This is truly absurd government encroachment on personal family issues.

  20. Buff says:

    This is bull, parents need to have the right to know everything illegal that their underage children do. It’s no wonder criminals are getting younger and younger, it’s because of dumbass laws like this.

  21. Benjamin says:

    Parental rights have been eroded over the course of decades.Now Democrats are planning to Abolish all parental rights except their own.Weed for Adults is fine.I have no problem with it