I'm pretty sure Kevin was the editor, since Eric Wujcek is the listed author of this turkey. Not that your point is invalid, just incomplete.The whole thing is insane as systems go. Kevin’s writing needs an editor in the worst way. I’ve been reading Rifts for other reasons and good lord, stop the madness. TMNT is very close to that.
Take careful note of how it's handled here, then never do that.This is a tricky subject and something I wish I handled better in my own works.
The next one doesn't have any actual children in it. Depressingly, this is actually not an improvement.Putting children into your adventure, especially as the focus of it, is always a dicey situation. This is just painful.