A Florida mom’s in big trouble.
As relayed by The Smoking Gun, the mother of a toddler was arrested Wednesday after cops made a disconcerting discovery at her Largo home.
Among the purportedly seized substances: “a baggie of pills suspected to be MDMA.”
In case you’re unfamiliar, that’s short for Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, otherwise known as ecstasy or — for the really cool kids — molly.
Speaking of, the New York Post notes a 3-year-old victim was involved.
Apropos — per the police report — the 24-year-old was taken into custody because she allegedly did “willfully or by culpable negligence fail to provide said child with the care, supervision and services necessary to maintain the child’s mental health that a prudent person would consider essential for the well-being of the said child, to wit: supervision without causing great bodily harm, permanent disability or permanent disfigurement to the said child.”
Additionally at issue: weed.
To wit: various drug items were openly located in the defendant’s bedroom, which were easily accessible to the victim… Specifically, there was marijuana on the defendant’s bed… The victim had access to the defendant’s bedroom, and all the drug items were in locations where the victim could access and obtain the substances.
“What’s the harm of pot in one’s home?” some might ask.
Was Satan’s spinach reason enough for arrest?
No matter — according to the detainment document, cops also confiscated cocaine.
Then again, progressives might consider a penalty for such passé.
As reported by ABC News, on February 1st, Hollywood’s famously favored white powder (along with molly) went legal in Oregon:
Police…can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other drugs as a ballot measure that decriminalized them took effect on Monday. … Drugs specified by the measure include LSD, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, methadone, oxycodone, and MDMA — commonly known as ecstasy.
Still, all the above wasn’t the extent of the birthing parent’s maternal mismanagement.
As you may know, back in February, prominent American educational association Loudoun County Schools made an announcement concerning an annual observance:
Realizing that many schools continue to celebrate “Read Across America Day” in partial recognition of [Dr. Seuss’s] birthday, it is important for us to be cognizant of research that may challenge our practice in this regard. As we become more culturally responsive and racially conscious, all building leaders should know that in recent years there has been research revealing radical (racial) undertones in the books written and the illustrations drawn by Dr. Seuss.
From a recent study of the author’s works:
Of the forty-five characters of color, forty-three are identified as having characteristics aligning with the definition of Orientalism. Within the Orientalist definition, fourteen people are identified by stereotypical East Asian characteristics and twenty-nine characters are wearing turbans. … Only two of the forty-five characters are identified in the text as “African” and both align with the theme of anti-Blackness. White supremacy is seen through the centering of Whiteness and White characters, who comprise 98% (2,195 characters) of all characters. Notably, every character of color is male. Males of color are only presented in subservient, exotified, or dehumanized roles. This also remains true in their relation to White characters. Most startling is the complete invisibility and absence of women and girls of color across Seuss’ entire children’s book collection.
Now back to the arrest affidavit:
Specifically, there was marijuana on the defendant’s bed, a “bump” of suspected cocaine and cut straw on the cover of a Cat in the Hat children’s book on the night stand…
Yes — The Cat in the Hat.
No word on whether a later search turned up one of the currently-canned six Seuss selections.
In the meantime, the mom was charged with “neglect of a child.”
Which was her most malodorous offense? Only time will tell.
But one thing’s for sure: That time will be a very different time than all the time we’ve known before.
Let us bear the indigestion of cultural evolution and improved insight as we strive to take a bite out of crime.
Upward and onward, America.
And please — don’t neglect your children.
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