Mother arrested after leaving kids in the car during job interview because she couldn’t afford childcare
March 27, 2014
Shanesha Taylor is a homeless, single mother of 2 children, who was arrested for child abuse this week. Taylor left her children, ages 6 and 2 years old, in her Dodge Durango while she attended a job interview in Scottsdale, Arizona.
A passerby found the children in the car, with the engine turned off and the windows cracked open. Once Taylor returned to the car, 45 minutes later, she informed the police officer that she did not have a babysitter for her children.
“She was upset. This is a sad situation all around. She said she was homeless. She needed the job. Obviously not getting the job. So it’s just a sad situation,” said Scottsdale Police Sergeant Mark Clark.
She was arrested and booked into jail for child abuse.
Her children are now in CPS custody.
Update from Prison Culture:
An email from Amanda Bishop who has organized a fundraising drive for Shanesha offers the following additional information:
Shanesha has been in jail over a week. She will be out within the next few days when her bail is done by her family. I do not know if the family would like me sharing any information regarding the jail she is at.
She has plans to get a specific lawyer when she is out. Her children are with family
Ms. Bishop also responded to a question about where the funds raised would be directed:
“All money from this fundraiser is deposited into a bank account of Shaneshas mother. The money is currently being used to bail her out. The money collected afterwards will be used for the care of herself and her children.”
Here is a local report where Ms. Bishop is quoted about the case here.
There is currently no more information available. @lifeandmorelife and I would like to encourage everyone who wants to support Shanesha to please donate to the fundraiser for now. You can also continue to spread the word about this story through your networks. A newsreport about this story is here.
We have been in touch with some folks based in Arizona, are gathering more information, and will provide updates as they become available.
Update #1 (4:30 p.m. central)
Shanesha is still in jail at this point. I was able to learn that she has a hearing scheduled on Friday at 8:30 am. Perhaps, she’ll be able to make bail at that point. Please keep donating to the fundraiser.
well black face is making one hell of a comeback this year huh?
This is Avonte Oquendo.
He is 14
He is Autistic
He cannot communicate verbally
and he has been missing for 11 days now.
There is a $70,000 reward for his safe return.
Anyone who sees him or has information is asked to call 800-577-TIPS.
If you live here in New York City, you can’t walk anywhere right now without seeing a picture of this little boy. It’s heartbreaking.
May he be found safe and returned to his folks who are no doubt suffering.
This isn’t a hoax people. His story has been on the news almost every night since his disappearance. I just watched the report a few seconds ago and thought I should share this on my dash.
If you live in this area, keep an eye out.
Remember, he is severely autistic and can not communicate and has no survival skills. He can not ask for help. He can not tell you his name or where he’s from. If you find him you are to get a hold of him so he does not wander away again until police arrive.
I’ve been seeing his picture/missing ad all over Manhattan and the Bronx. They even have his name and info scrolling on the things that tell you when the train is coming. I hope he’s okay and his family finds him.
A group of young black men were filming at a Houston Walmart near the front entrance, when a cop who can be seen standing nearby at the beginning of the footage suddenly approached them and asked them for ID
One of the men said that he did not have to show his ID, which prompted the officer to draw his Taser and walk towards him. Another member of the group put his arm out towards the Taser-wielding officer out of fear that his friend might be tazed, which prompted the officer to push his hand away in anger and accused him of “resisting.”
One man can be heard saying, “Don’t taze me sir, don’t taze me sir!”
The cop threatens to call for an unit after another member of the group can be heard saying, “We know our rights. We know the Constitution, sir. We know the Constitution. Do I sound illiterate?”
“You know what, I’m calling for a unit right now,” the officer replies. “We’ll see how well you know the Constitution.”
“What’s the– What’s the unit gonna do, take me to jail for knowing the Constitution?” the man responds. “For standing for my freedom?”
As the video ends, another member of the group explains to the cop that he is a dialysis patient and could have been killed had he been tazed.
Please give the video below a watch and see if you think the cop’s action was justified and what laws the group might have broken by filming in a Walmart parking lot.
Fuck that cop
That guy is a fucking hero for standing up to that cop.
"you put your hand up to stop me from what I’m doing"
Apparently blocking an incoming fist is impeding an officer.
holy shit this cop is acting like an 8 year old this is making me sick
But the cops are your friends~~ Yeah, not if you’re black/brown they’re not.
Cops lol smh
Crime is Slate