Nanny State Watch: TX Mom Tammy Cooper sues police, neighbor after arrest for kids playing outside

September 19, 2012

The family moved to a cul de sac so their kids could play outside safely. I guess they weren’t counting on nosy neighbors and the local PD.

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, “Were here for you.”

Video news report below and more via Yahoo! News. More here, as well.

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