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Police arrest woman after she requested to see a warrant

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.

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They obviously werent

They obviously werent interested in upholding the law, they just wanted to throw their weight around.
First, they were getting the warrant anyway, but apparently couldnt wait for that.
Second, they arrested someone who should not have been arrested period.
Third, they didnt even bother arresting the person they said they were going to.

Now apparently the son raped a 5 year old girl or something and I do think that is indeed worthy of being arrested over. However, they obviously werent interested much in it.(note though, that many of the 'lesser' rape charges today are a bit rediculous and I wouldnt be suprised if this kid simply stuck his hand down the other kid's pants before he was pulled away after a second)

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Take no chances!

I believe that she should have stayed behind a locked storm door, or talked through a cracked door, to avoid being taken. Although, in this case, I can't really blame her, for letting her guard down. They were cops! They should have been able to be trusted! So much for that! And so far as rape goes, I would have to hear about the situation. I know at least ten kids who could have been charged for statutory rape, when they were both younger than twelve, and it was consensual!(that was 50 years ago)

Contempt of COP!!!!

Plain and simple....some monkeys think they're bigger than the other monkeys and should be treated in a more "supreme" manner.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
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she admitted

she basically admitted her son was in the house they wanted to search so she was obstructing justice at that point. If she just asked for a warrant that would be different.

The order fr arrest is a

The order fr arrest is a warrant. Plus why didn't they arrest the son as well.

The only way to stop this is

The only way to stop this is to never take a plea and file a lawsuit after the criminal case. Not exactly easy though.

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Instead of zero tolerance policies in schools

I want a zero tolerance policy in place against law enforcement, elected officials, and other government employees.

One screw up... one time where they violate someone's rights, commit police brutality, make a wrongful arrest, etc. then they are done. For good. Never be allowed to work in law enforcement or any other government agency/service anywhere in America for as long as they live.

Enough is enough!

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Yes

Excellent idea.

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I will second that!

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It's always been this way

I was arrested in the 90's for asking an officer his name. After finding out that the officer also falsified the arrest report to justify the arrest my family threatened to bring a law suit against the department. They quickly gave in and promised that there would be no record whatsoever of the arrest if I wouldn't bring the suit, but when I recently applied for my concealed carry permit, I found out the arrest is still on record. Scum.

This is a good case in point:

Have an attorney draw up a legal document giving the police so many days to expunge your record, say 60 days. At the end of 60 days, if the record isn't expunged, suit will be filed.

If

If I had extra money lying around for a lawyer, I would heed your advice good sir.

I'm sorry...

I'm sorry that happened to you. My advise is for people who now find themselves in a situation like yours, never trust anything someone tells you, get it in writing.

I would talk to a lawyer, some offer a free consultation. Is there a legal clinic in your area? Law schools are good places to look. If he/she thinks there's a remedy, they usually take civil cases on a contingency basis.

Money?!

You would need to own a bank! It is so sad that the facts are, if you are not well off, financially, lawyers will dump you. Or, they will not take a case without thousands of dollars for retainer! Justice, in this instance, is based on wealth! It is a sad state of affairs in the Republic!

The first comment

addresses the issue if an arrest warrant is sworn against an adult. She wasn't the person to be "apprehended." There would be no warrant for her arrest.

Parents are legally responsible for their children until the children reach the age of majority, which is 18 in most states, 19 in Alaska and Alabama. As the 11 year old's legal guardian, she had every right to ask for the authorization order to apprehend.

I'd love to hear the content of the apology from the police.

I like Ike

The militarization of the nation's police force reminds me of what president Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell speech in 1958. He stated that the only way to combat this "take over" was for the citizens to be informed...meaning educated.
A friend and I were talking yesterday, he reminded me how "NASCAR" was originally created from "supped" up cars running from the cops. Now, it looks like NASCAR has been militarized, with the fly-overs prior to races...I don't know, I do not watch NASCAR.

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Glad she knows her civil rights and all, but ...

A kid with criminal charges being brought against him at 11 years old? That's the bigger story here.

I would hope she teaches her children that respecting others' rights is just as important as her own. Somehow, I doubt that happened here.

Maybe he formed his poptart

into a gun, or shaped his mashed potatoes into a constitution. Criminal charges brought by criminals should not indicate guilt in the utter corruption we live in.

I AM is all that is. Everything else is malleable.

It's not unheard of

I can think of at least four kids in my old middle school that had a record. (Our school had a 'zero tolerance' policy when it came to fighting...AND defending).

I've heard of kids as young as ten being arrested and charged with a crime, and having it stick.

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The funny thing

By saying that they will say sorry if she promises not sue is already saying sorry, at least a lawyer with any salt will snatch that up. Can you say ch$ ch$ng.

Lower cop I.Q.s

& the desire to dominate the citizenry seem to show up far too often in these cases. They use false charges of 'obstructing' and 'resisting' with frequency. Undoubtedly, the woman will sue that city and she should. As money and budgets tighten, maybe the citizenry will get fed up enough and toss these people out of their positions. Though there's so much federal grant money & the militarization of police, that maybe that wouldn't matter.

A few years ago I read an

A few years ago I read an article about the hiring of police and how a lower IQ was more desirable than a higher IQ, specifically because the higher IQ officers were more likely to question orders they were given.

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Alternate headline

"Woman chooses to not shoot abductors"

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Her 11 year old son is being brought up on criminal charges

Maybe she should get busy addressing that, no?

Like, preventing his future crimes, maybe? Addressing the kid's problems????

Yes . . .

maybe he pointed his finger and said bang at recess while playing 'Army' with his friends (this society is filled with so many pro war images). Bet they can fix that with a little medication.

We don't know the details, maybe the kid truly has problems. But nowadays you can't assume that is the case. Many of the adults seem to be completely crazed, including the cops in this case.

Whatever the kid's problems

Whatever the kid's problems are, I'm sure dragging his mom to jail for no reason is doing a lot to help. This kind of police behavior casts serious doubt on whether the 11 year-old did anything worthy of an arrest in the first place (that along with the fact they didn't have a warrant for arrest- seriously?).

The bottom line is, we don't know what the kid did based on this article. For all I know he was a juvenile menace, but, on the other hand, for all you know he did nothing more than piss off some kid whose dad is a cop. We do know what the cops did- that's the story here.

hate to be that guy

but what the stupid thugs don't realize is...when civil unrest hits in America...cops will be the first on the chopping block...and I cant help but to say I cant wait till they get theirs.

Our founding fathers are rolling in their graves...the land of liberty needs a regime change!

How can a cop

operate in such ignorance of the law? If I were a cop, I would want to know exactly what authority I had. I hope she teaches Stanton Police a hard lesson. This is over an 11-year-old. What is the matter with these people?

You wouldnt be hired as a cop in many places today . . .

You appear to be reasonable and probably have too high an IQ. They want those who will follow orders without question and without a lot of thought. Old timers on many police forces are very concerned about the types of new hires they're seeing today.
We've all read stories of some grade kid school being arrested for pointing his finger and yelling 'bang' with his buddies at recess. They raise the 'no tolerance' (actually no thinking) alarm and some cop carts the kid off in handcuffs. What kind of people would do such a thing ? - - At minimum, a moron with no judgement.