A 6 Year Old Was Arrested For Picking A Tulip And Had To Show Up In Court To Defend Himself


A 6-year-old boy plucked a tulip from a lawn at a bus stop in North Carolina and was arrested and charged with “Injury to real property”.

The child’s life will change since he now has a police record.

The child’s lawyer had to give him a coloring book in court for the long legal proceedings.

North Carolina has the lowest minimum age in the world to enter the justice system.

The US is scared of 6 year old kindergarten flower pickers now. Who would have thought such a small thing like a kindergartener could be an enemy of the state.

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14 comments

  1. No doubt the yard belonged to a white family and the child was Black. Welcome to America … land of the free, if you’re white.

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  2. Why does everything have to turn into a race argument? Even if it is that is not really my worry.

    I don’t agree the six year old should be arrested, but that does not mean parents should allow their children to just go around on people’s lawns doing as they please. If a child threw garbage on my property, no matter their skin color, or I just simply didn’t want them lurking, you bet I would find their parent and tell them their six year old shouldn’t be wandering around or just be allowed to do as they please. What if that property had any kind of poison for lawn treatment on it? You don’t know…..Trespassing is still trespassing.

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    • You Asked — “Why does everything have to turn into a race argument? Even if it is that is not really my worry.”

      My Response — Race isn’t mentioned in my post. I would guess me and you are talking about race because you replied mentioning it.

      As for the “worry” response, I think you are saying that the child is at fault and had it coming but instead the land owner is being vilified.

      I can understand your position but I think we should focus on the well being of children at some discomfort to adults and property rights (at least for 6 year old’s).

      When I grew up kids could pick flowers without jail time… I think it was better that way.

      Just saying

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      • I was referring to another comment on your post by somebody else who said this happened probably because the child was black. My apologies for not being more specific about that.

        I completely agree that no child deserves jail time, and I didn’t mean the child had it coming. Normally in incidents where children are involved, my first question always is where are the parents? Again what if those flowers were sprayed with some kind of poison? I doubt they were, but when it is some strangers property, you have no idea.

        When I was a child I was allowed to play outside with friends without parental watch, but we did not go around in neighbors properties. We were taught to respect their property and privacy. That is all I was really saying. A person has a right to say I do not want anyone on my property even if it is as innocent as picking flowers. It’s clear the parents could do better with teaching this child to leave things alone that is not theirs. Where do we draw the line? If you let your kids do as they please because they are just ‘children being children’ it can lead to worse things. I think the parents should have let this kid know it was not their flower to pick and I also don’t know the back story here either. The cops were already in the neighborhood or in front of the property. So what prompted the owners to call the cops? All we see is the ending of picking the flower and her being chased by a police officer. I have learned the media are very bad reporters and like to be very one sided.

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        • You Stated — “I was referring to another comment on your post by somebody else who said this happened probably because the child was black. My apologies for not being more specific about that.”

          My Response — No problem, I thought you were replying to me directly, you must mean Jil. It would have been interesting if you had replied to her. I can see her point. I have never heard of a white child being handcuffed for flower picking, although I would not have come to the same conclusion since I don’t have all the data in front of me for that township. Maybe they also handcuff white children and put them in adult jail cells with known criminals until the parents arrive to post bail.

          You Stated — “Normally in incidents where children are involved, my first question always is where are the parents?”

          My Response — I guess where I’m confused is that there has to be a person to ultimately blame for right and wrong. I could be mistaken, so correct me if I am wrong, but it seems to me that you are putting the blame on the parents then. Maybe you are saying that the parents are at fault for not being a more watchful eye over the child. When I grew up there were no parents at the bus stop. Just kids until the bus arrived.

          I myself put the blame on the person who called the cops on the 6-year-old child. To me that person is a monster pretending to be human. That person is a new level of hate that we have produced as a nation over generations. To think that there are adults out there extending laws to 6 year old’s who barley have the cognitive ability to tie their shoes makes me cringe.

          You Stated — “When I was a child I was allowed to play outside with friends without parental watch, but we did not go around in neighbors properties. We were taught to respect their property and privacy. That is all I was really saying.”

          My Response — I’m not sure a 6-year-old can understand property rights on any level. They really do not have the attention span to keep that kind of thought active. They are prone to spontaneous urges of curiosity.

          Maybe you were a special child at 6 that had an advanced cognitive understanding of the world and laws that provided you with an abundance of control over childlike urges to explore but I think 98% of other children are not geared that way.

          You Stated — “A person has a right to say I do not want anyone on my property even if it is as innocent as picking flowers.”

          My Response — You are 100% correct but I think what is being said is that you have a choice of two worlds that we can live in.

          The first is a world that laws are absolute. Where the jails are full of 6-year-old children that don’t have the ability to understand why they are there.

          Or a world where we have adults that develop the compassion to tolerate those who have not yet developed to the point of cognitive understanding.

          I can tell you right now that the “First World” has more dead children in.

          You Stated — “It’s clear the parents could do better with teaching this child to leave things alone that is not theirs. Where do we draw the line?”

          My Response — We draw the line at children and make a world where they are safe to explore and learn without jail time. Children are the future so let’s not make them hardened criminals and then unleash them into society, Just saying.

          You Stated — “I think the parents should have let this kid know it was not their flower to pick…”

          My Response — I 100% agree.

          You Stated — “So what prompted the owners to call the cops?

          My Response — The picture is just a title image, that’s not the real child. The child is too young, so they didn’t show them in the news press video. The police were clear that it was just the flower being picked which is a “destruction of property” violation that a landowner can file against other citizens of any age.

          Just out of curiosity would it be ok with you to put a 4-year-old in jail for the same crime?

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  3. Hello Lander. Just mind blowing. What ever happened to letting kids be kids. Every cartoon of little kids has them picking flowers to give to someone, it is a trope by now. What a hateful farce this is. Even theme gardening parks that have rules against picking the flowers have leeway for the occasional odd wayward child. They don’t scoop up a 4 year old and run them to the stockade. Hugs

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  4. I agree with Jill. Racism was probably involved. And if it wasn’t, the person who called the police has such a hatred for children that is inconceivable to the normal mind. No one calls the cops on a 6 year-old kid, I don’t care how crazy they are!

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    • You are most likely right but I also want to know why there is a law on the books that can arrest children.

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      • That is the real question, isn’t it.
        It amazes me what laws people make! We used to have a radio show on ununderstandable laws that are on the books in various jurisdictions. Most of them were from the 1700s and 1800s, and just no one takes the time to rescind them. They never get used. But some are from the 1900s, and given the voter restriction laws, some are now from the 21st century.
        We like to think we are becoming better as a race, but our law books tell the truth. If anything, we are devolving as humans. One step forward, a dozen steps back.

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