Wow, it just keeps getting worse. There's a few things that are questionable with this.
- Man in park that did not know any of the kids playing, or for that matter the parents.
I can understand parents being very concerned, IF they are afraid of unknown people being around. This is a public park. Does it require an invitation by those parents to be in the park? NO, so anyone can be at the park. They just need to be aware of their surroundings, which they obviously were.
- Man appears to be photographing the kids.
The news article states the man appeared to be holding a camera. But it was shown that he had no "camera", just a cellphone. He was confronted and his phone was "inspected". Wrong wording, it was "searched". I wonder how this happened. Was he swarmed by these parents, and did they take his phone away, did he volunteer it? Why? Because he appeared to be pointing it in the direction of the kids? Really? I wonder if it was a bright sunny day. That seems to make viewing the screen difficult, so you must get the screen shaded away from the sun to view it. Hummm.
There were no photos of the kids on his phone. Well I wonder what they thought after that discovery.
- They called the police on him. Now this guy is being investigated.
This could be a good thing if this guy is up to no good. He could be a "bad guy", a pedophile or worse. However he could also be an upstanding citizen, that just happened to be in the park at the time. Perhaps legitimately interested in athletics. Now he may be wrongfully labeled by the media and the parents. What a way to get to know people, to show people they are welcome in a community.
If he was going to photograph the kids, he could have approached the parents and introduced himself, and started up a conversation with them. I'm sure it would have included such things as where he lives, works, has kids, grandkids, ect. Someone staying away from the "parents" would appear a little suspicious.
- He as asked to leave (why) and done so.
Why was he asked to leave a public park? Just because the parents didn't know him. They confronted him, seen that he was not photographing the kids. I guess he left because he didn't want any part of that elitist crowd. I doubt not a one of them approached him on a friendly basis. They could strike up a conversation with him and probably leaned a great deal, more than they did.
I'm not sure if I'm getting my view of this across, so here it is; You see what's happened to our society? FEAR, we're to be afraid of everything. Some things I agree on, thanks to our media and government, that caused it (emboldening criminals). It's a very different world. When I was young, this would not have been an issue for the police, let alone a news story. It's really sad that people don't want to talk to each other. It's easier to jump to conclusions.