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Mom's Crime? Asking To See the (Nonexistent) Arrest Warrant for Her Son.
Reason.com ^ | June 18, 2013 | J.D. Tuccille

Posted on 06/18/2013 10:19:30 PM PDT by Altariel

Police in Slaton, Texas, took exception when a 32-yeReason 24/7Reasonar-old mom had the nerve to ask to see the arrest warrant for her 11-year-old son. Rather than show it, or leave, they arrested the by-the-book mother and hauled her in to spend the night behind bars. The son who was the supposed focus of their attentions? They left him unmolested.

From MyFoxLubbock:

Slaton police came to this woman's house, who wishes to remain anonymous, to arrest her son. But by asking one simple question, she found herself behind bars instead.

"I told him, 'I will release my son to you upon viewing those orders.' Those were exactly my words," The complainant said. "He said, 'This is how you want to play?' He took two steps back, turned around to the officer and said, 'Take her.' They turned me around, handcuffed me, and took me in."

The complainant said she was aware police would be coming to apprehend her 11-year-old son based on a criminal complaint, and that she just wanted to see the warrant. As it turns out, that warrant didn't exist. She spent the night in jail while her son was left at home.

It turns out that the police had no warrant because the "the directive to apprehend was not signed until May 30," which was the day after they showed up at the house. That probably explains why the kid wasn't arrested during the visit, even as his mom was.

The Slaton Police Department has offered to apologize — if the family agrees not to sue. Well, good manners aren't the local authorities' strong point, we already know.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: agenda21; donutwatch; slaton; texas

1 posted on 06/18/2013 10:19:30 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

Ain’t that a sweet deal.

If you don’t sue, we will apologize. To me, it sounds like her kid’s education needs will be taken care of.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 10:21:18 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Altariel

An apology isn’t worth the paper it’s written on nor the air it’s spoken into. Take cash.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 10:24:55 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Altariel

Unbelievable.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 10:25:54 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Altariel

Whack em with a clue by four and sue...


5 posted on 06/18/2013 10:26:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Altariel

Sue. Them.

10,000 Argentine mothers wish someone had kept their policía in line.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 10:27:27 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Vendome
Whack em with a clue by four and sue...

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7 posted on 06/18/2013 10:29:31 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Altariel
Sounds like the NSA workin' "by the book".

"Lucy, you got some splainin' to do".

8 posted on 06/18/2013 10:30:37 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: null and void

9 posted on 06/18/2013 10:38:38 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Altariel; Drumbo

Um - yeahhhhhh. ‘Cause an apology is so meaningful and all...


10 posted on 06/18/2013 10:40:11 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Altariel

What if egregious and blatant violations of the citizenry’s God-given, Constitutional rights by the politicians and law enforcement, such as this example, were punished with

three swats with a cane or bamboo pole,
20 years in prison (19 if they are good),
and had asset forfeiture performed on them by taking their homes, cars, bank accounts and anything else of value,
plus being sued for even more money so they’ll be in debt for a very long time

while not allowing liability insurance to cover it?

How long do you think they’d act like tyrants after such is enacted?


11 posted on 06/18/2013 10:41:13 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Jonty30

Rather disturbing that this is happening in Texas. The octopus’ tentacles are long.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 10:54:51 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Where’s the holster-sniffers to explain to us how this woman was interfering with the police’s job?


13 posted on 06/18/2013 10:55:46 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: Jonty30

Don’t sue and you’ll get the lame “We’re sorry if you are offended” non-apology apology.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 10:59:06 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Altariel

I would demand the State attorney general criminally prosecute these officers.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 11:02:32 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Jonty30

[[If you don’t sue, we will apologize.]]

Sue, and make it part of the ruling that the department MUST apologize in public to her


16 posted on 06/18/2013 11:12:24 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Something to hold bureaucrats personally liable for their should be in a second bill of rights. I thin we could use more of our rights spelled out in the US Constitution.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 11:17:04 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Altariel

Sue that ass, lady.

Sue. That. Ass.


18 posted on 06/18/2013 11:18:08 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: Altariel
She spent the night in jail while her son was left at home.

Never mentioned is what the 11 year old boy was wanted for.

But something odd and irresponsible the cops may have done it seems to me is left an possibly incorrigible 11 year old at home unsupervised because they illegally arrested his mother.

19 posted on 06/18/2013 11:19:18 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: NVDave

Oh, I’m sure the jackbootlickers will show up soon enough...


20 posted on 06/18/2013 11:19:30 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Altariel

She definitely needs to press charges in a civil trial. The police asking for dismissal of charges of unlawful arrest is a clear admission of guilt that would stand in any court of law.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 11:20:27 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: Altariel

If I did what the cops did it would be called kidnapping.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 11:32:40 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Pontiac

If they were willing to illegally arrest a minor, it follows that said minor is likely to be innocent of whatever crime or misdemeanor to which he stands accused.

For all we know, her son may have “slighted” one of their sons or daughters at school, and to teach him a lesson, they retaliate.


23 posted on 06/18/2013 11:33:31 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Eagles6

....and the media would call you a terrorist.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 11:34:03 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
The complainant said she was aware police would be coming to apprehend her 11-year-old son based on a criminal complaint, and that she just wanted to see the warrant.

Since the mom knew this was coming I would guess that there was a valid reason to arrest the kid.

The cops were jumping the gun. The cops should have just said we’ll be back tomorrow.

Arresting the mom was just stupid arrogance of a cop; Too arrogant to be a cop. He should be fired.

25 posted on 06/18/2013 11:45:26 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Altariel
>"Rather disturbing that this is happening in Texas. The octopus’ tentacles are long."

It's his favorite picnic basket too.

26 posted on 06/19/2013 12:13:18 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Altariel

Hmmmm...don’t sue, and get a a police department apology; or sue, and get to own a police department: choices, choices!


27 posted on 06/19/2013 12:16:26 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Altariel
Rather disturbing that this is happening in Texas. The octopus’ tentacles are long.

Arrogance knows no borders.

28 posted on 06/19/2013 12:34:50 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: null and void
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29 posted on 06/19/2013 12:54:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein)
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To: Altariel

How long until people just open fire when they see PoPo hulking up their sidewalk.


30 posted on 06/19/2013 1:11:28 AM PDT by MaxMax (I'f you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Altariel
Rather disturbing that this is happening in Texas. The octopus’ tentacles are long.

Lots of Obama lovin' "first generation" Americans in Texas these days...especially in Slaton, the bung hole of the state. I think the town has a water tower and an Allsups. No self-respecting Texan would live there if they didn't have to. No surprises here.
31 posted on 06/19/2013 1:29:52 AM PDT by DRey (Please save my country. Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: MaxMax
Not long at this rate: "Fort Worth PD Guns Down Senior Citizen in his own Driveway".

When the band plays "Hail to the Cheif", they're pointing the cannon at you.


32 posted on 06/19/2013 2:03:02 AM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Altariel

“The Slaton Police Department has offered to apologize — if the family agrees not to sue.”

Never tip your hand like that. Don’t these cops have lawyers?

Keep your words, get out your checkbook.


33 posted on 06/19/2013 3:44:05 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: DRey

I didn’t realize Slaton had such a reputation within Texas.


34 posted on 06/19/2013 7:14:51 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: ex91B10

I can’t give your post any Creedence...


35 posted on 06/19/2013 7:58:07 AM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Eagles6

Your ass and mine if we did something like this would be under the jail. But these criminals with badges will probably be promoted. And if that woman values her life, she should already left town to a place known only to her lawyer. Else she is going to either have an “accident”, or be arrested on trumped up charges and have a fatal “accident”in jail.


36 posted on 06/19/2013 8:06:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: sport

Yep.


37 posted on 06/19/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Altariel

Well I do fit the profile. White, heterosexual, Christian, bitterly clinging to my guns and my religion.


38 posted on 06/19/2013 10:04:19 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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