Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outside

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  1. Revmitchell

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    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.”

    http://truthseekerdaily.com/2013/09...s-arrested-for-letting-her-kids-play-outside/
     
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    I agree that the police should have responded and asked questions to determine the truth of the matter. They obviously didn't do so.

    Police are usually in a no-win situation in these affairs. If they don't respond at all, and it turns out to be a valid complaint, then they're negligent for not doing their job; but when they do show up, we complain about interference in our personal lives.

    Check out the stories of social workers violating 4th amendment rights on homeschooling families.

    In this particular case, a few questions, rather than just arresting her, would have been much more prudent.
     

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