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originally posted by: Woodcarver
a reply to: TheFatefulDay
No officer, i am not trespassing on my neighbor's land. I am invoking manifest destiny and claiming it as my own. You see, i am caucasion of european decent, stealing land is a traditional part of my culture.
. The idea the little snot can fend for himself for an hour isn't liberal...So who exactly are you guys crying about this? My mom left me in the car before. Once for a whole hour!!!!
originally posted by: infolurker
How nice of law enforcement to let the parents who left their baby locked in the car while they went to watch a movie go. I do like the fact that they warned if a normal American did this that they would be arrested.
Police were called to the parking lot around 11 p.m. on Feb. 11. The couple was found inside the theater with their 4-year-old child inside.
"It is a violation of law to leave a child unattended in a vehicle," Corpus Christi police told KIII-TV 3News. "There were no arrests made last night."
The reason? It was something police weren't expecting to hear.
"What they found out is that the family is from Saudi Arabia and they said that this is culturally acceptable for them -- it's normal."
Authorities aren't sure how long the family has been living in the United States, but decided to show "cultural sensitivity" and let the family go this time.
"If it was someone who grew up in the United States, of course the outcome may be very different," a spokesman for the Corpus Christi Police Department said.
originally posted by: bally001
a reply to: PlasticWizard
Yeah, I see this. "Yeah officer, in my aussie culture its alright to drive drunk in an unregistered motor car with no licence with 12 passengers, whats the problem?"
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: infolurker
This is not about culture, this is about stupidity and ineptitude coming from the police authorities, this a criminal act and the last time I check is a crime to leave a child in a car without adult supervision in the US.
What is next, to be allow to kill others because is cultural correct.
What a joke.
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