Skip to comments.Mom's Crime? Asking To See the (Nonexistent) Arrest Warrant for Her Son.
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.
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.
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.
An apology isn’t worth the paper it’s written on nor the air it’s spoken into. Take cash.
Whack em with a clue by four and sue...
10,000 Argentine mothers wish someone had kept their policía in line.
"Lucy, you got some splainin' to do".
Um - yeahhhhhh. ‘Cause an apology is so meaningful and all...
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?
Rather disturbing that this is happening in Texas. The octopus’ tentacles are long.
Where’s the holster-sniffers to explain to us how this woman was interfering with the police’s job?
Don’t sue and you’ll get the lame “We’re sorry if you are offended” non-apology apology.
I would demand the State attorney general criminally prosecute these officers.
[[If you dont sue, we will apologize.]]
Sue, and make it part of the ruling that the department MUST apologize in public to her
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.
Sue that ass, lady.
Sue. That. Ass.
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.
Oh, I’m sure the jackbootlickers will show up soon enough...