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Allowing your kids to play on scooters outside the house on a quiet street seems innocent--and common--enough. But a Texas mom was arrested and spent the night in jail after a neighbor complained that the children were unsupervised.
The parent, Tammy Cooper, disputes the "humiliating" charge, saying she was watching the kids, ages 6 and 9, the whole time from a lawn chair.
But police took the neighbor at her word, and a few hours after the call, arrested Cooper for child endangerment. Cooper told KPRC that the arresting officer told her, "We're here for you."...
The mother insists that they were in fact being supervised though. Maybe, maybe not, but it concerns me that the cops would just take the neighbors word to the point that the mother went to jail over a verbal warning. This kind of makes me think about how the end times might be when family & friends tell the cops where the Christians are hiding and they're hauled away on someone's word...like Rome's inquisitions.