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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Having Children is an Excuse for the State to Arrest You
Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outside
Allowing your kids to play on
scooters outside the house on a quiet street seems innocent--and
common--enough. But a Texas mom was arrested and spent the night in jail
after a neighbor complained that the children were unsupervised.
The parent, Tammy Cooper,
disputes the "humiliating" charge, saying she was watching the kids,
ages 6 and 9, the whole time from a lawn chair.
But police took the neighbor at
her word, and a few hours after the call, arrested Cooper for child
endangerment. Cooper told KPRC that the arresting officer told her,
"We're here for you."
The accused parent spent the night behind bars. "Orange jump suit, in a cell, slammed the door, for 18 hours," she said.
Cooper is suing the La Porte
Police Department, the officer, and the neighbor who made the call. In a
statement, the police department said it was "confident of the known
actions of the officers on the scene that evening."