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Police again pick up children of 'free-range' parents

Police again pick up children, 6 and 10, of 'free-range' parents, take kids to child services
Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Press

SILVER SPRING, Md. - Two suburban Washington, D.C., parents are under scrutiny again for letting their 6- and 10-year-old children play in a park and walk home alone in a case that has stirred debate about "free-range" parenting and government powers.

For the second time in four months, police picked up the children of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv on Sunday as they were walking home alone from a park that's nearly a mile from their house. This time, instead of bringing the children home, police took them directly to Child Protective Services.

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