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Hey ladies, I have lurked and posted here occasionally, but haven't gotten much of a chance to post because I was hosting my playroom. Anyway, there was a news story here in Michigan and I thought I would share it with you all, particularly if you are from the area. This is what I x-posted in my PR:
I was made aware of a news story around here and it involved a young mother that I knew in high school. Her three year old son peed outside before she could stop him, and an off-duty police officer in an UNMARKED CAR harassed and threatened her. When he asked for her information, she fled and drove straight to the police station (EXACTLY what she should have done in order to protect herself and her children!) She was issued a ticket for "Contributing to the delinquency of a minor." Like I said, I KNEW this girl in high school and she taught preschool with me. She was an amazing teacher and I'm sure she's a loving and wonderful mother. Even if I didn't know her, what kind of example is this setting? Women have to be so careful this day and age, so I find it outrageous how she was treated by this officer, who is supposed to be keeping the community SAFE, not threatening and scaring young mothers!!
Here is the story if you want to see it: News Story
I am sending a long and peeved email to the police department, and if you found this offensive as a woman and a mother, then I encourage you to do so as well!!
Wow, I feel so sorry for that poor woman! I am currently in the middle of potty training my oldest and I know that once they start, it's not like they can just "turn it off." It's not like she was letting a seven year old do that, he's only three for goodness sake! Is she going to go to court to contest the ticket? I know I sure would. KUP on what happens.
Wow, I feel so sorry for that poor woman! I am currently in the middle of potty training my oldest and I know that once they start, it's not like they can just "turn it off." It's not like she was letting a seven year old do that, he's only three for goodness sake! Is she going to go to court to contest the ticket? I know I sure would. KUP on what happens.[/b]
I think she is going to court, and I think the news station might go with her, and I hope they do! It is just wrong on so many levels. For one thing, it's ridiculous because like you said, the poor kid is THREE and had to go. But what he did by demanding her information without showing any proof of being an officer was flat-out dangerous. That behavior should NOT be allowed out of a police officer!