Because she is a single mom who had to support her family, Henderson had her 14-year-old daughter Linley watch her younger siblings
Single Mom Facing Prison for Letting 14yo Daughter Babysit Kids After Gov’t Closed School for Covid
Over the past two years we have witness the state, in response to the covid pandemic, stoop to unprecedented lows in regards to how to treat our fellow humans. Two weeks to flatten the curve turned into children being forced to stay home for months, deprived of social interaction as they watched society and the economy around them crumble thanks to government lockdowns and tyranny.
Government’s role in this debacle cannot be understated. Local municipalities across the country closed down schools, daycares, and non-essential businesses leaving working parents on the hook for child care — which did not exist, thanks to the closures.
Children who had parents in jobs arbitrarily declared “essential” by state actors across the country were given Chromebooks and left to their own devices at home by themselves as their parents struggled to make ends meet. One of those parents was Melissa Henderson, who had no choice but to keep going to work after government shut down her children’s school and daycare.
In May of 2020, Linley was engaged on her Chromebook like millions of other children across the country, fulfilling her “remote learning” requirements for the day. That’s when Linley’s four-year-old brother Thaddeus decided he wanted to go outside and play with his friend.