Skip to comments.Texas mom sues police after arrest for allowing kids to play outside
Posted on 09/19/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT by sirchtruth
Police arrested a Texas mom for allowing her children to play outside last week, after a neighbor reported to police that the kids were riding scooters around a cul de sac.
Tammy Cooper, who was arrested for child endangerment, insists she was watching her children from a lawn chair in her front yard.
Now, Cooper is suing the La Porte Police Department, the arresting officer and the neighbor who made the call.
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Yeah, people sue over the stupidest things, don't they? /s
I had an insufferable neighbor who would call the police any time any of us stepped foot outside our doors.
She was a nasty spiteful bitter old woman who hated everyone.
She eventually moved.
On the day she moved, her dog hung itself from the railing of her porch.
She’d hooked the leash to the porch railing and left it there as the movers were coming and going, her dog fell of the porch and strangled.
And she never thought to look into why the little barking menace suddenly got quiet.
I hope ole Tammy rakes these prix over the coals in court!
Dumbass neighbor, officer, and Police Dept. -
Nail the neighbor.
The age of the kids is important here. I didn’t see that info. If the kids were 3 to 5 years old, they need to be supervised. If they are 6 it’s debatable, but any “normal” kid should be able to play outside in a cul-de-sac by themselves by age 7.
Just my opinion.
This story has to be from The Onion....
If they are outside they can’t be getting their full days worth of indoctrination training. Homework, you know.
This may ultimately be an over-stepping of boundaries by the caller and the police....but....as a cop I’ve been to many a calls where a child was hit by a car or truck etc when they were playing around and the parents were “supervising”.
My mom never “supervised” my outdoor play. Half the time she didn’t know where I was. This is ridiculous.
When I was 4 I use to ride my tricycle down the neighbors driveway right out into the middle of the road! My mom would have a hissy fit, but no one ever called the cops and the neighbors just chalked it up to there goes that silly kid.
Come to think of it, I probably had 4 or 5 near misses!
I understand the concern officer, but to throw the woman in jail is wrong! Maybe a warning would have been suitable. Yes, it's definitely "over-stepping" if we know all the facts. I'm thinking there could be something missing from the article.
I hate lawyers and lawsuits but they have their place. This seems to be one of them.
I hope the family gets wealthy at the expense of the city of LaPorte, Harris County and the “neighbor” who looks like a bitter old bitch.
When I was three years old, I would ride my tricycle clear around the block and play with neighboring kids who were also out and about. When I was nine, I was riding my bicycle to destinations more than a mile away, and I frequently went on errands to pick up items at a store a half mile away.
The old neighborhood still looks about the same, but the cultural changes since I lived there have been so vast that I sometimes wonder if I didn't live in another galaxy.
I could be three miles away and still hear my mom yell my name for supper! I couldn't have been much more than maybe 5 or 6!
Those times were so simple and easy. Common Sense prevailed...
Need more tort reform led by lies about what happened there and stop the peasants from suing the worthy. And the peasants aren’t staying locked in their homes enough.
Chase them inside permanently with more regulations called laws. Make it illegal for anyone not on government incomes or incomes from government-linked services to breathe.
Encourage libertarians more with government rewards for drug dealing, kidnapping and prostitution. Pay them from revenues (debt) to breed more pit bulls and turn them loose.
Socialist gossips aren’t getting enough from government. Raise their pensions and other government incomes as a reward for each call. Raise taxes and start more public services for them.
Start HOAs in all of the neighborhoods without HOAs. Outlaw private property for anyone with an income less than the local government employee average. Government needs more properties.
Outlaw all public appearances of private sector “males.”
[Little irony and sarcasm there. Have fun. Enjoy the slide.]
The sad part is La Porte is hardly a liberal area.
Orange jumpsuit, in a cell, slammed the door, for 18 hours, Cooper recalled.
Here's hoping she learned her lesson. From now on, she should be sitting her kids in front of the computer and having them spend the day playing video games, or sitting them down in front of the TV to watch cartoons, the way parents are supposed to do these days.
According to the article the mother said she was sitting in a lawn chair in the front yard keeping an eye on them and the neighbor that called the police isn’t talking. Lots of finger pointing in this situation.
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