What is Wrong with Society?

A fellow local Atlanta-area blogger shared an article with me today, and I just have to chime in.

First, read the article: Too Much Truth Recap: Baby Cries, Mom gets Jail Time

Photo from http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2011/09/06/too-much-truth-recap-baby-cries-mom-gets-jail-time/

Here’s what I’m thinking:

I am livid over this. Absolutely sick to my stomach that a baby laughs in a library and the mom is asked to leave.

As a mom myself, I probably would have refused to leave as well. Babies make noise. If you don’t like it, don’t go to the library during kids’ story time. Seriously. The fact that the police were involved when the mom refused to leave? I find that ridiculous.

Her court date is today, and I am hoping that all charges are dropped. Even if she did get angry and curse at an officer, that’s no reason to punish a single mother with jail time.

I live in a small town, and I’ve been in stores that don’t like when I bring my children in with me. I have been refused service – and my kids weren’t misbehaving in any way. It was just the fact that I had 5 children with me, and I was pregnant with another. Complete and utter discrimination. So, you know what? I don’t shop at those stores. I will gladly give my money to someone else.

But a library? Come on! Guess I won’t be taking any trips to the City of Decatur Library any time soon. Not with my kids, that’s for sure!

What are your thoughts? Does this mother deserve jail time for this?