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Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.
If you have an HOA or equivalent id suggest contacting them. With police its tricky. You need to call them for a specific offense and then theyll probably just deny it or will keep the noise down. HoA is your best bet. Thats really the point of it... to hold nuissance neighbors accountable for their house and actions.
I find it very surprising that there could be so many police calls to that house without a child welfare having been notified already. In other words, I expect they’re already on the radar, but if you have concerns, you should call (although a 2-year old demanding to go outside without clothes regardless of weather is not something that would trigger my child neglect radar, having a such a 2-year-old myself.)
Yes. A 2-year old shouldn't be running alone and naked outside. As Salt pointed out, kids are kids, so once in a while is probably normal. Constantly, though, seems to be neglectful. The lack of diapers is a particular issue.You're clearly concerned that the children are in danger. This is NOT a case of being a nosy neighbor. It's calling in the professionals, so to speak, to assess the situation.Mike
I'm more concerned about the domestic violence you've witnessed than the naked children (at least in July; November is a different story).I have a very low opinion of CPS in general, and with all the police involvement they should have already been called. At the same time, as far as children are involved, it's better to be safe than sorry. If you're worried about the kids, forget about all of the other stuff, and make a call. Whatever the hassle that comes from it, it's a lot better than the alternative: not making a call, and then having something happen that perhaps could have been prevented.
My wife and kids stay at home during the day while I'm at work, and I have serious concerns about them being home alone all day if they find out that we called CPS, especially with their history with violence and questionable decision-making.
As for the hassle, I'm more worried about any trouble that it might cause for us, especially for my wife and young kids who are home during the day. The boyfriend has already threatened the other neighbor and been arrested in the past week for disorderly conduct for throwing bricks at a car, all in addition to threatening to "torch granny's house" - an older couple across the street who have been at the forefront of trying to get them evicted. I have substantial concerns what they would do if they found out we called CPS.
Why hasn't the landlord started the process on an eviction?