Skip to comments.Slaton police arrest woman after request to see warrant
Posted on 06/18/2013 4:12:04 AM PDT by marktwain
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.
"He told me it was their duty to come pick up my son," She said. "Yet, I had someone stay the night at my house. They never came back that evening, they never came to pick up my son, or do what they told me they were there to do in the beginning."
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Cr*p like this keeps happening and all we talk about is slap on the wrist of the Erring officers.
I sorry people, Yes mistakes do happen. But I don’t think these are mistakes any more. It’s deliberate and designed to make us fear the Police.
Violation of “Policing 101”. There should be one or more statist thinking cop(s) fired from that force in addition to whatever damages the jurisdiction ends up paying.
Wannabe cops. All they do is cost the community funding when the town council has to settle later.
I see a lot of articles like this about Texas. It’s a major reason I don’t see Texas as a viable place to move.
Many police have reached their Peter’s Principal height at writing speeding tickets, and running Radar traps.
They are overwhelmed with their authority, and take any questioning of their authority as disrespect, which means they lose the respect they believe they are entitled to.
Sounds a little bit like they trampled on her 5th Amendment rights...
Yep, that was no “mistake”. LEO thugs should be sent to jail.
And everyone feeds it into by constantly telling them how great they are.
Every story has 2 sides. Is their a video? What are the chances that a woman that produces an 11 year old that is already an accused criminal, might be fudging the truth for some cash?
Section 1983 complaint coming.
Ain't nobody in this coop but us "free" chickens.
Per facts in story, warrant not issued until after the fact, thus no authority to arrest as no crime was under way or other probable cause. Second, police will not issue an apology unless she agrees not to sue. That means they realize they are in deep doo doo on this one.
This police department screwed itself.
She can consider herself very, very fortunate that they did not shoot her or at least beat the hell out of her.
Seriously, this nation is having some serious problems. I don't see how all of this can end well. The police made a mistake, the responses about this are pure acid. Oh man....
Your point is well taken, but the warrant did not exist on May 29th, the day she was arrested. The warrant was not signed until May 30th. That, unfortunately, trumps everything else.
But I dont think these are mistakes any more.
i.e. I agree with you.
No, this is just a simple matter of economics; you get what you pay for.
A city that pays its police officers a decent salary can demand a higher quality of police officer and can place higher standards of qualification on applicants seeking employment as police officers. Of course this requires higher taxes and most cities hesitate to raise taxes sufficiently to cover the cost of a quality police force. As a result of this, a city will wind up with low quality police officers, and in many cases these police officers are nothing but thugs with badges.
what did the kid do? wear an NRA shirt?
She can consider herself very, very fortunate that they did not shoot her or at least beat the hell out of her.
The trouble is they are being trained to be aggressive. Also they are take the lower IQ score tests.
This is a very gentle version of what Terrorism actually is. It is not the attacks of an enemy no matter how heinous and horrendous. It is not political opposition, no matter how violent. Terrorism or The Terror is state sponsored random violence against the people, random taking of citizens for no sensible reason or for reason that they are some sort of “enemies of the State.” It is random execution of citizens or sending of citizens off to forced labor institutions as slaves for no sensible reason. Terror is violence directed by a government against its own subjects/citizens for the purpose of making trust impossible so that opposition to the government cannot form. No one knows why people are taken or killed thus they must suspect that anyone can be informing to the “organs.”
You bring up an interesting point. When I met my wife she lived in a small midwestern town. A lot of the local teen and pre-teen males were having ridiculous run-in’s with the local sheriff’s deputies over nit issues. I mean police brutality stuff.
But my wife sais, that it is what you expect when you have guys in their early 20’s with almost no training making minimum wage, and then hand them a Glock and a badge.
You avoided the police there if at all possible.
She should sue the bejesus out of them.
Was there a warrant or not, and if there was one, did they or did they not produce it?
CASE CLOSED. Sue the city and the cops involved should be terminated immediately.
Good to see people thinking for themselves and resisting LE when they have no authority.
Also, minorities (esp) don't want to get tangled with law enforcement, even though some wrongs were done to them.
End result is the police becoming more and more tyrannical, and we live in a more or less police state. Constitution and our rights be damned.
This is hyperbole but just slightly.
The police are the best dressed street gang there is.
Thank you sir for defending the brave police officers in this case. the woman shoud have been shot on the spot for daring to question her masters. This pesky fact, that at thepoint in time they were there to take the child in custody as authorized by a warrant, no warrant existed is beside the point. These were brave officers of the law and she had better respect their authority. Another reason they should have shot her on the spot. And all they did was take her to jail. And yet she has the gall to complain. Talk about ungratefulness! She is a textbook study about it. Who does this woman think she is? An American citizen? Again, thank you for defending the police. In previous threads of this nature, the cops-can-do-no wrong crowd, a/k/a jackboot lickers have been lax, but you have atoned for their slackness.
Right now on Drudge you can read the story of an 11year-old facing a year in jail for wearing an NRA T-shirt to school and refusing to remove it.
It’s not that hard to be a criminal in a police state.
She does not know how easy she got off for sure. I would get the hell out of their before they changed their mind and came back and/or I had an “accident”.
You bring up an interesting point. When I met my wife she lived in a small midwestern town. A lot of the local teen and pre-teen males were having ridiculous run-ins with the local sheriffs deputies over nit issues. I mean police brutality stuff.
But my wife sais, that it is what you expect when you have guys in their early 20s with almost no training making minimum wage, and then hand them a Glock and a badge.
I have a close relative that works for a Sheriff’s Department. They are also well paid, He/she has told us, (the Family), that the Deputies and the detectives are a bunch of “bullies”. Mind you it’s one person’s opinion. But it does make you wonder, a lot. Especially since my relative has been working there for over twenty years.
You are right. It is human nature that we learn best from the most painful and or expensive lessons. Law enforcement will only learn to take our rights seriously if cases where they don’t cost them significant pain. Sue the department for enough to make them feel it, and terminate the officers involved. This goes beyond the usual screw up that would just mean an administrative punishment. Need to set an example for remaining officers. The lady should think about a civil suit against the guys too.
The individuals involved should lose whatever total net worth they own.
Here’s one of those sheriff’s departments:
They should be charged with kidnapping.
I feel that the night in the slammer must have produced some type of long term duress and or mental disorder requiring BIG $$$$ to correct.
Go big or go home these types of incidents need big time attnys requesting obscene settlements which will in turn screw up these small towns bottom line.
You forgot the set of Barbells and steroids.
Welcome to ObaMao’s America: Where every citizen is treated as a terrorist and every terrorist or illegal alien is treated as a citizen.
Yes, it is best that you stay in Colorado. Texas is just full of problems like this story and anyone from Colorado, California, New York and Minnesota would NOT be happy here! That is if you like where you live now. ;)
Oh, you mean like paying Airport Security 3x more and making them Federal Employees all made us safer?
Or, perhaps you mean paying teachers more, and removing any qualifying standards while watching our student's achievement scores plummet?
But, hey ... it's GOTTA work this time. Sure, let's pay unskilled, uneducated policemen more money ... and just magically their quality of performance will skyrocket.
Ever hear of "Magical Thinking"? It would be a whole lot cheaper to buy them some mystical tattoos.
Amen to that!
This isn’t about “sorry”!
This is about teaching the Gestapo there are still CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED RIGHTS!
This is about some arrogant cop having his feelings hurt at having his authority questioned.
What the hell did an 11 yr old do to pose such an imminent threat?
These cops are trained to handle tough guys. My ex brother in law was one of these... So they go around feeling like they’re Chuck Norris, but writing tickets doesn’t satisfy the ego.
So they can’t help but pull out the muscle at times, even if it is on women or children or in situations where it’s completely uncalled for.
They’re like dogs bred for the fight game.
If this crap is to be righted, the individual cop needs to feel the brunt of the consequences of his behavior.
The individuals involved need to be civilly liable for their malfeasance, not the city that they work for.
To this end, each agent of the government should be required to purchase insurance (sound familiar?) based on their individual actuarial risk. Someone that does something like this could be sued, the insurance pay off the plaintiff, and the cop’s premiums for his insurance quickly becomes so expensive that he cannot continue in this occupation.
“They should make an apology as soon as possible, and settle as soon as possible to minimize the damage.”
Part of the settlement must include the criminal prosecution and permanent incarceration of the “officers” involved.
It’s funny: we’re not allowed to spank our kids anymore but it’s alright for the police to come into our houses after them to ‘correct’ them...
Boy, did WE screw up as a society!
“McDonald said the Slaton Police Department will issue an apology as long as the mother agrees not to file a lawsuit.”
Let’s see... apology or $5 million lawsuit... hmm... thinking... thinking...