As you may have heard, a local Chicago dad, Andre Curry, was playing with his daughter and posted a picture to Facebook of her bound and gagged with duct tape. The photo went viral and he is now facing charges of child abuse and fines of $100,000 over what is clearly an event taken out of context. He has also been barred from contact with his 22-month old daughter as well as all other people under the age of 18. So basically his life is ruined over a massive misunderstanding.
Look, if he had been punishing the child or the photos had been discovered after child abuse accusations, fine, I can see where the picture would be incriminating. But they were just playing with tape! Big deal, he bound her up and took her picture. Maybe they were playing pirates or something. One time my dad covered my eyes and stuffed a fuzzy dandelion in my mouth. He laughed hysterically as I choked and spit. Big deal!
Look, it’s hard enough to find men willing to spend time with their kids and be good fathers these days. Now we’re going to punish them when they play “wrong”? The child was never upset, other family members and friends can vouch for him, so I say leave Andre Curry the hell alone. This poor man’s life is being ruined over absolutely nothing.
Judge Laura Sullivan is weak and just reacting under pressure from a bunch of internet loons. Grow a spine, Judge Laura Sullivan. We don’t pay you to buckle under the court of public opinion.
Also: Get a hobby, Internet.