Gimme A Break
The police were called in Rhode Island, because two 6 year old boys were punching each other out over a pacifier.
What is a 6 year old boy doing with a pacifier? Maybe the other boy was just trying to keep the other kid from continuing his embarassment.
I may be jumping to conclusions here but I'm guessing that there is no hint of a father because I can't imagine any father allowing his six year old son to suck on a binky.
On another note, the article says the mother called the police to have the fight documented so she wouldn't get accused of abuse for the scratches on her son's face. Perhaps there is a little history there?
The whole story just stinks of an over-reliance on government intervention to solve problems.