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Old 07-23-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that an Alamance County deputy sheriff stopped Maria Chavira Ventura about 2 a.m. on June 14. She was traveling from her home in western North Carolina to Maryland to visit the children's father.

She was jailed on charges of driving without a license and displaying a false license plate. Authorities also put her under a federal deportation order.

The North Carolina Justice Center said a man from Ventura's church was riding with the family. Fearing arrest, he fled and left the children in the car. The children - ages 6, 10 and 14 - were left alone in the car for eight hours until their father, who had to travel from Maryland, was able to get there.

The State | 07/23/2008 | Immigrant's arrest strands children on NC highway (broken link)


This story is bizarre. It's sounds as if everybody in this story were illegal aliens, but only the mother was arrested.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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The arresting officer should have called CPS or a backup unit to take the kids to the station until the dad could come and get them. I am not pro illegal, but kids should not be left in harms way. Send them home safely.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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What mother has her kids in a car out on the road at 2:00 am - period? The whole lot of them should be rounded up and sent back to wherever they came from.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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What mother has her kids in a car out on the road at 2:00 am - period? The whole lot of them should be rounded up and sent back to wherever they came from.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:51 AM
 
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What mother has her kids in a car out on the road at 2:00 am - period? The whole lot of them should be rounded up and sent back to wherever they came from.
You've never traveled with kids? It is a lot easier to travel when they are sleep in the car? She was taking them to see their father not to a bar. Really. The arresting officer was irresponsible leaving the children in the highway. How hard was it to put everyone in the car and drive to the police station?
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:02 PM
 
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You've never traveled with kids? It is a lot easier to travel when they are sleep in the car? She was taking them to see their father not to a bar. Really. The arresting officer was irresponsible leaving the children in the highway. How hard was it to put everyone in the car and drive to the police station?
Sorry, but out on the road at 2:00 in the morning is not where kids belong. Especially considering that is when all the drunk drivers are known for hitting the road. I don't care if she was taking them to Disneyland - she should have stopped for the night and put them to bed and started up again in the morning. Really.

I guess different people have different parenting standards.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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All on here are on the same page as in the children should not have been left alone but are perceiving things differently.

Needless to say: those children should have been taken in then handed over to CPS-----------and, the LEO in charge be reprimanded at best.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Clearly, the police officer felt he had left the children with a ‘responsible’ adult. Otherwise, I can’t believe he wouldn’t have contacted CPS. Sadly, the reprehensible and cowardly man left these children alone and in harm's way. He should be arrested and charged with child endangerment.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Get a grip and lay the blame where it belongs.

Traveling with kids in the car be it at 2PM or 2AM is well within any parents rights. The odds of being hit by a drunk driver weather at 2AM or 2PM are exceedingly slim. Using that logic you shouldn’t let your kids play any sports since it increases the chance of injury. Yes I know we don’t like the fact that Illegal are here and that it is wrong, But please try to criticize them and the employers for the real problems. Otherwise you come off looking foolish and petty saying “Oh My gods, mothers shouldn’t drive on the road with their kids at 2 AM!!!”

As for the officer he may well have followed department policy and left the kids, at the request of the mother, in the hands of an adult. Placing kids into Child Protective Services is EXTREMELY TRAUMATIC. The officer followed normal protocol. This is a case of “He Said, She Said”

The one person to blame is the Illegal who fled leaving defenseless children alone on the highway. Even if I was in fear of being deported I would NEVER risk the live of children who have been entrusted to me. THAT is despicable.

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Old 07-23-2008, 12:48 PM
 
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Get a grip and lay the blame where it belongs.

Traveling with kids in the car be it at 2PM or 2AM is well within any parents rights. The odds of being hit by a drunk driver weather at 2AM or 2PM are exceedingly slim. Using that logic you shouldn’t let your kids play any sports since it increases the chance of injury. Yes I know we don’t like the fact that Illegal are here and that it is wrong, But please try to criticize them and the employers for the real problems. Otherwise you come off looking foolish and petty saying “Oh My gods, mothers shouldn’t drive on the road with their kids at 2 AM!!!”

As for the officer he may well have followed department policy and left the kids, at the request of the mother, in the hands of an adult. Placing kids into Child Protective Services is EXTREMELY TRAUMATIC. The officer followed normal protocol. This is a case of “He Said, She Said”

The one person to blame is the Illegal who fled leaving defenseless children alone on the highway. Even if I was in fear of being deported I would NEVER risk the live of children who have been entrusted to me. THAT is despicable.

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Are you calling me foolish and petty? I would consider that a violation of the TOS.
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