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Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2011 03:04 pm
Single mom faces jail time after son laughs in library

By Jordan Chittley | Daily Buzz – 5 hours ago

Libraries are generally thought of as quiet places and one U.S. library security guard and staffer take that very seriously.
Donnetta Foster, a 20-year-old single mother, is preparing for her jury trial next week because her young son made a laughing noise while in an Atlanta-area library in October of last year.
The mother and student was at the Decatur branch using the computers to look for jobs. Her son, 14-month-old Savon, laughed while looking at an animal flash card, according to CBS Atlanta. She was then approached by a security guard and asked to leave.
Foster tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution she quieted Savon and appealed to a librarian, but the librarian shut down her computer and asked the guard to escort her out.
Foster refused to leave and the police showed up to issue her a trespassing warning. That is, when according to the report, Foster "became irate yelling in a loud and boisterous manner."
She eventually left, but minutes later returned and began "yelling and cursing." Police then placed her under arrest for disorderly conduct.
"She was loud. She was upset. She was emotional," says Foster's attorney Mawuli Mel Davis to the Journal-Constitution. "But it did not warrant her being arrested."
Davis plans to argue the library staff and police overreacted.
Foster's trial is set for Sept. 13.

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Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2011 03:13 pm
My local library has a kid's section. It gets really loud in there, but it's soundproof and cut off from the main part of the library.

Isn't the REAL issue how the mother handled things? Instead of going to authorities, she went ballistics on some security officer.

If she's going to trial, that means this has gone farther than the story tells. She may have an assault or resisting arrest charge against her. In which case, I'm sure social services has been called in to assess her parenting capabilities.

Can of worms . . . I'd say.

Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2011 03:28 pm
Isn't the REAL issue how the mother handled things?

That may well be the real issue, Punkey, but really, neither of us knows.
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Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2011 03:53 pm
A lot more details and a photo:

Reply Thu 8 Sep, 2011 04:27 pm
Seven police cars, ummmm. Did that include the swat team or were they just placed on standby?

The real issue to my mind is; was this women really asked to leave because her 14 month old BABY laughed too loud at some flashcards?
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