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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
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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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