Mother arrested for letting children play in the cul de sac
September 20, 2012 2:14am CST
It seems that the police in LaPort TX arrested a mother who allowed her children to ride their scooters in the cul de sac. A neighbor called police and reported that she had hit one of the children with her car, later found not to be true. The police arrested the mother and she spent 18 hours locked in jail and now has a legal bill and has filed a law suit against the police department, the police officer and her neighbor. I am not a fan of law suits to settle disputes between people but I hope she wins her law suit. The neighbor did not contact the children's mother about the problem and she called the police and made a false report by telling them she had hit one of the children. I feel that the mother deserves her legal expenses, and something for the pain and suffering she went through by being put in jail and having the children being seperated from her. To make things worse the father is serving in the military and is deployed so he was not there to help. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=565_1347938483 http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/09/07/50051.htm
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• Boston, Massachusetts
24 Sep 12
This tendency of law enforcement and Child Protective services and pretty much any state entity to act first, ask questions later is a very disturbing trend. There was the ex-Marine who was arrested, held and put through a psych eval because some people didn't like what he put on Facebook. It's very easy these days for people who have a grudge against you for whatever reason to contact some type of agency and get you into trouble. When they forget that you are innocent until proven guilty, these are the sorts of excesses that can become common.
• United States
20 Sep 12
How utterly horrible! The last line of this article reads "the Department of Homeland Security has made it possible for anyone to be arrested, simply by filing a complaint. You could be next." -- Over the last few years I've heard elderly German folks interviewed on the radio say America is showing tendencies their country did before their infamous years. What a horrible and sad state of affairs. Too many citizens have forgotten (been educated away from?) understanding the safety nets aGainst government spread and power the founders and constitution intended.. sooner or later we are going to go down that dark hole, but I hope the trend is checked this November 2012.. I'm not superstitious, but lots of indigenous prophecies cite 2012 as cataclysmic..