Could you tell me if there is any difference in meaning between take something from someone and take something away from someone in the sense of depriving someone of someting by force, authority or stealing? For example:
My mom took my phome (away) from me. She won't give it back until my homework is done.
Robbers tried to take my wallet (away) from me, but a police officer showed up and busted them.
The government is out to take the freedoms of its people (away) from them.