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Mother Arrested for Letting Children Play Outside

Mother Arrested for Letting Children Play Outside

Friday, September 07, 2012
Last Update: 12:49 PM PT

HOUSTON (CN) - Police falsely arrested a mother for "child endangerment" after a neighbor reported that she had abandoned her children by letting them ride scooters in the street, the mom claims in court.

Tammy Cooper sued her neighbor Shelley Fuller, the city of La Porte Police Department and one unidentified officer, in Federal Court.

La Porte is a city of 33,000 near the Houston Ship Channel in Harris County.

In her complaint, Cooper says she lives on a "quiet, suburban cul de sac" and "often allows her 6- and 9-year-old children to ride their scooters on the street while she watches from a chair in the driveway or through the large windows on the front of her house."

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Can't the neighbor be arrested for lying about her neighbor with the intention of getting her arrested?

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

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I recall

Seeing on the news a cop who threw a seventy eight year old woman out of her car and arrested her because she asked him to hurry as she needed to use the restroom and had a urinary tract infection. It is madness.

Typical fascist cop in Texas.

Only about 10% of the cops in Texas are concerned with obeying the law. Most don't hesitate to break several laws while enforcing a perceived violation.

Good thread, thanks for posting.

these people who call the

these people who call the cops just because they want to make trouble are the richard craniums of society.

In the early 60's my family lived on a cul-de-sac

for a few years, and the road was our playground. There were upwards of 20 kids on the cul-de-sac, including two families with 6 kids apiece. Now days there are so few kids they stick out like sore thumbs, plenty of grumpy politically correct mean people, and cops who can't think reasonably and rationally. Bad combination.

From there we moved to the country and had horses. Every summer we kids roamed for empty mile upon empty mile of BLM land, exploring the gold mining ruins of the Mother Lode in California, swimming in the rivers, and visiting various strange folks in their shacks, and just having a blast (we minded our manners). I went back in the early 90's to show my kids where I enjoyed my freedom, but the roads were fenced off, and the forests, by people who grew pot out there and would shoot anyone who came near.

So sad carrotTop...To see what has become of our America

Its like a different planet and weird people running everthing...If you will...the twilight zone..


My dear Mom, God rest her soul, let me play "army" all over the neighborhood, ride my bike from one end of town (15,000 pop.) to the other, attend the Saturday matinee at the theater downtown by myself or with friends. In my teens I could cruise Main Street with my friends in their cars. I graduated high school, attended college, got married (still am to the same gal, 37 years), landed a good job, raised a family, and retired. This was not endangerment, this was FREEDOM. The seeds were sown early in my life. This freedom, accompanied by a mother's love and discipline, has served me well. I was allowed to have a childhood. For this I will be eternally grateful.

Totally agree...Everyone on our neighbor did the same things

as this woman and her kids did. We all had the same mindset back then...We lived in a much, much better america back in the fifties and sixties.

The bats got into the bellfrey..

She should sue her neighbor and the police and

demand a jury trial.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

God willing

I will one day be able to afford my own land with no nosy neighbors nearby. This is obvious vindictive behavior on her neighbors part and I hope the courts will bleed her dry to pay all this womans medical fees. Shits ridiculous....

I Needed To Post This...I Just Hate Busy Bodies..

I hope Mrs. Copper gets her justice as well..What they did to her and her family is pure evil, in my opinion..

I know exactly what you mean

One of the gated communities I lived in growing up, we had a neighbor who knew the community rulebook backwards and forwards. If the rules said we could only have the garage door open for 30 min she would call the authorities at the 31 min mark. Sad part was, the only window she had that faced our home was a tiny window perched on top of the toilet in the bathroom. She had to stand on the toilet in order to spy on her neighbors and over create havok. We had to talk my dad out of putting sugar in her gas tank more than once. Since those times I refuse to be apart of a home owners association or gated community area. Bunch of grass measuring A holes....

Yea, Ha, Ha..

There is always one A - hole around to stir the proverbial pot..

"Count your blessings by smiles, not tears,
Count your age by friends, not years." ~ author unknown