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    Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outside

    Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outside | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News


    If I were her, I would very much want to know which neighbor called the police, and I suspect between discovery in the case and an open records request for 911 call records she could find out.

    Yes, this is absurd.

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    Re: Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outs

    She knows the neighbor.

    This has all the hallmarks of a neighborhood dispute. Cooper and/or her kids pissed someone off and that someone happened to know someone at CPS so the hammer came down.

    Small towns can be nice....unless your lifetime resident neighbor hates you.

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    Re: Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outs

    There's a multi page thread already on this topic:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...y-outside.html

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    Re: Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outs

    Don't know how this duplicate happened. Please delete or combine the 2.

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    Re: Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outs

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outside | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News


    If I were her, I would very much want to know which neighbor called the police, and I suspect between discovery in the case and an open records request for 911 call records she could find out.

    Yes, this is absurd.
    Im glad she's pressing charges on the neighbor, but not the cops.
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    Re: Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outs

    "All States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American
    Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin
    Islands provide some form of immunity from liability for persons
    who in good faith report suspected instances of child abuse
    or neglect under the reporting laws. Immunity statutes protect
    reporters from civil or criminal liability that they might otherwise
    incur. This protection is extended to both mandatory and
    voluntary reporters.
    2
    The term “good faith” refers to the assumption that the reporter,
    to the best of his or her knowledge, had reason to believe that
    the child in question was being subjected to abuse or neglect.
    Even if the allegations made in the report cannot be fully
    substantiated, the reporter is still provided with immunity. There
    is a “presumption of good faith” in approximately 17 States, the
    District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Guam, which means
    that the good faith of the reporter is presumed unless it can be
    proven to the contrary."
    http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwi...age=2&view=Fit

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    Re: Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outs

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    "All States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American
    Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin
    Islands provide some form of immunity from liability for persons
    who in good faith report suspected instances of child abuse
    or neglect under the reporting laws. Immunity statutes protect
    reporters from civil or criminal liability that they might otherwise
    incur. This protection is extended to both mandatory and
    voluntary reporters.
    2
    The term “good faith” refers to the assumption that the reporter,
    to the best of his or her knowledge, had reason to believe that
    the child in question was being subjected to abuse or neglect.
    Even if the allegations made in the report cannot be fully
    substantiated, the reporter is still provided with immunity. There
    is a “presumption of good faith” in approximately 17 States, the
    District of Columbia, American Samoa, and Guam, which means
    that the good faith of the reporter is presumed unless it can be
    proven to the contrary."
    http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwi...age=2&view=Fit

    Scary, as always way too broad a definition.

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    Re: Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outs

    Quote Originally Posted by Indeed View Post
    Im glad she's pressing charges on the neighbor, but not the cops.
    She's suing the police officer, the police department and the neighbor.

    This is going to end up being a he-said / she-said case. The neighbor says the woman was not outside watching her children. The woman says she was sitting in a lawn chair. It's going to be a major problem for the neighbor and expensive for the taxpayers, but I doubt the woman will win. If she did, it would have a chilling effect on those who would report child endangerment. Courts don't like that. Unless the woman can prove that her neighbor did this for some malicious reason, it's a waste of everybody's money and time.
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    Re: Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outs

    I don't know why, but people in Texas seem to think it is ok to let their kids play in the street. They set up basketball goals on the curb, send toddlers in electric cars into the street and just have a general lack of concern for their safety. This woman may have a case, but the neighbor probably had her children's interest at heart. She (the neighbor) may have gone over board and probably should have just talked to the mom.
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    Re: Mom sues police and neighbor after she is arrested for letting her kids play outs

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    She's suing the police officer, the police department and the neighbor.

    This is going to end up being a he-said / she-said case. The neighbor says the woman was not outside watching her children. The woman says she was sitting in a lawn chair. It's going to be a major problem for the neighbor and expensive for the taxpayers, but I doubt the woman will win. If she did, it would have a chilling effect on those who would report child endangerment. Courts don't like that. Unless the woman can prove that her neighbor did this for some malicious reason, it's a waste of everybody's money and time.
    Probably. But what I meant is that she should sue the neighbor, not the police officer or the department. When people sue the police department, it costs the general public. The only time when you should sue the police is when you are the victim of savage police brutality or when police incompetence causes you harm. The cops were called and they showed up to investigate. The fact that they showed up to investigate shows that they were actually doing their job. It's not like they showed up in the wrong neighborhood drunk and arrested 3 fourteen-year-old kids for looking at them funny, the police were called, dispatched an officer to see to it that the issue was resolved. He made a quick decision to arrest the mother on the likelyhood that she lied when she said she was there the whole time watching her kids play. Now she wants to make the entire county pay because she had to spend a night in county jail under suspition of child neglect. Sue the douchy neighbor, not the Police Department.

    And you're probably right in that she won't win and if she does it will have a horrifing effect. I said I'm glad she is sueing, I never said I wanted her to win. Regardless, she shouldn't be sueing the officer or the Police Deparment because it usually causes nothing but problems.
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