Mom Arrested For Letting Kids Play Outside

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Allowing kids to play on scooters outside sounds normal enough, but a Texas mom was arrested and spent a night in jail after a neighbor complained about just that.

Cops took the neighbor at her word, and a few hours after the call, arrested her for child endangerment; she is accused of letting them play unsupervised.

Tammy Cooper claims the the arresting officer told her, "We're here for you."

The arrested woman disputes what she calls a "humiliating" charge, saying that she was watching the kids, ages 6 and 9, the whole time from a lawn chair.

Right or wrong, it landed Cooper in jail, and not just for quick processing: "Orange jump suit, in a cell, slammed the door, for 18 hours," she recalls.

Not about to let it go, Cooper's suing the La Porte Police Department, the officer, and the neighbor who made the call, in addition to proclaiming her innocence.

In a statement, the police department said it was "confident of the known actions of the officers on the scene that evening." The neighbor had no comment.

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This is just another example of the government trying to raise our children for us.
Even if the mom was inside watching porn & smoking meth- SOMEONE was watching the kids. The nosy ads neighbor.
I feel bad for this woman. CPS will never leave her alone and now she'll never be comfortable in her own neighborhood.
Way to totally fuck up someone's life, anon. I hope you're proud.

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The neighbour and arresting Officer are both democrats and liberals to boot.
And everybody knows liberals are control freaks

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Oh jeez this is stupid. My mom was always overprotective of my brother and I. But even She let us play outside alone. The neighbour needs to get a grip.

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The expectation for parents to be overprotective these days is ridiculous. When I was 6 or 7 I was allowed to play outside with my friends alone. Our parents weren't outside constantly watching us, but that doesn't mean they didn't check up on us once in a while or give us boundaries. Even if the mother wasn't outside watching her kids, you'd think a nine year old would be responsible enough to play outside in his yard and it's not like the 6 year old was all alone. That neighbor needs to chill and the police need to do their job right. They didn't even question her or her kids. It's not fair that she had to spend the night in jail for something that wasn't even wrong.

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Mrs. Kravitz in alive and well in Texas. older gang will get the reference

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Thats how republicans work, one lies and the other gets lead around.

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We ran wild as kids & had a great time of it. My Mother had 6 of us, what the hell is wrong with the world today??? The neighbor should be sued & shamed!!!! AND what in the hell are the Police doing to the very people who pay their salaries!!!! The woman could have been called on by the local child welfare aide to see if there was any danger to the children instead they were traumatized by watching the police drag off their Mother!!! BOO to the Police for handling this in a grotesque & inhumane as possible way!!! I hope this woman gets millions of dollars in settlements from her lawsuits!!!!

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Are you kidding me?! What the hell is wrong with the neighbor for 1 and its not as if they are toddlers wandering the street! At 6 and 9 i wouldnt think the would need to be hovered over. I see 5yr olds riding their bikes on the street! Where are their parents?

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That poor woman. Her neighbor should be ashamed. I hope she wins.

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This is bullshit. How can police officers do this? They didn't even listen to her, and just dragged her off for a night in jail. There is a police officer somewhere right now that probably deserves to lose his job, and I hope this woman wins her lawsuit. This is very disturbing.