TX - Mom arrested for letting kids (6 & 9) play outside

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by MsFacetious, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    And then there’s the woman in Texas who saw two kids, ages 6 and 9, playing on the front lawn next-door and decided to call the cops because she thought the kids shouldn’t be playing outside unsupervised.
    It turns out that the kids’ mom was actually sitting outside in a lawn chair but when the police arrived they didn’t believe her story.

    http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2012/09/23/mom-thrown-in-jail-for-letting-kids-play-outside—huh/


    A Texas mother was thrown in jail after a neighbor called police to say her children were playing outside unsupervised.

    Tammy Cooper of La Porte, Texas said earlier this month she let her children, ages 6 and 9 years old, play with their scooters outside on their home on a cul-de-sac.

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    Police said a neighbor had complained that the children were unsupervised. Cooper was arrested for child endangerment.

    She spent 18 hours in jail overnight only to have the charges against her dropped.

    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/19600...ids-play-outside?obref=obinsite#ixzz27YFWTVoY
     
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  3. Salem

    Salem Former Member

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    There has to be more to this story. What time was it? I'm thinking it must have been late at night or something. The police really don't have time to take you to jail for kids playing outside. That is NOT illegal. Either it was very late (after 10:00 p.m.) or she got belligerent with LE and pizzed them off.

    I would be shocked if this was early evening (before 8:00 p.m.) and she was just nice as could be.

    I want to know the real story.

    Salem
     
  4. Marie

    Marie Daughter, if you don't remember us...who will?

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    ^This. Most of the parents in my neighborhood would be arrested if playing outside unsupervised at ages 6 & 9 were illegal. There has to be more to this story.
     
  5. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    When I clicked on the link I was rolling my eyes saying "yeah right, what REALLY happened?" But then I think...

    If there is more to the story... why did they drop the charges against her? :waitasec:
     
  6. txsvicki

    txsvicki New Member

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    I thought an article i read said the kids were riding motorized scooters which might not be legal in the first place, but there does seem to be reports of an increase in these kind of charges and investigations.
     
  7. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    This story is actually more than a year old. This neighbor apparently called LE after striking one of the kids on scooters with her car, although that didn't apparently lead to injury.

    The mom in this case has filed suit against the city.

    One interesting note, the mother apparently didn't realize her child had been struck by a car. Hm.


    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...er-sues-city-neighbor-after-child-3887670.php



    edited to add: as we all knew, there IS more to the story. Read through the neighbor comments.
     
  8. buffetoflies

    buffetoflies New Member

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    There aren't any comments on that link.
     
  9. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    Interesting. I can still see them.

    At the bottom of the screen, there are three comments visable but if you click the link for "more comments" you can see the rest.
     
  10. Flutterby80

    Flutterby80 New Member

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    It says No Comments and 0....do you have an account and are logged in? Or maybe you have an archived link?
     
  11. Luckyswife

    Luckyswife New Member

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    It says 0 comments for me to JT...would love to read them though!
     
  12. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    I see 82 comments.

    I hope I'm not breaking the rules here. Since I can see it, and it's attached to a mainstream media article that somehow isn't coming across to everyone due to a technical glitch, I hope I can post it. Technically, it's not different to me than posting this link with the comments that many can see.

    Note: A large bulk of the 82 comments have been removed by site admin and are blocked. This one remains among many:


    Tmmcd 7:07 AM on September 26, 2012
    There is a lot here that has not come to light. If this doesn't get settled out of court (she's driving a new car) then they may throw her back in jail. Keep watching. BTW, you don't hear about the 2 older boys or where they are or what the younger ones have done while unattended.
     
  13. EGirl

    EGirl #RockportStrong

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  14. Rayemonde

    Rayemonde New Member

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    April 2015 - Tammy K. Cooper lost her lawsuit against the police department, then lost her appeal:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...ggbMAA&usg=AFQjCNExNO_QHPPx9rEtGwIkdCgvR0CI8g
     
  15. Rayemonde

    Rayemonde New Member

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    This was around 10pm...

    http://www.leagle.com/decision/In FDCO 20140623B67/COOPER v. CITY OF LA PORTE POLICE DEPARTMENT
     
  16. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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