Mother Faces Charges Over Son’s Laughing In Library

Updated 09/06/11 4:31 p.m.

Atlanta (WAOK)– A trial date has been set for a 20-year-old single mother who was arrested after her son made laughing noises while in a Decatur library. 

Donnetta Foster was thrown out of the library after she said her 14-month-old son, Savon, made a laughing noise while looking at an animal flash card in October 2010.  Ms. Foster was a full-time student at Georgia Perimeter studying Business Administration when the incident happened. She told police she was at the Decatur branch of the DeKalb County library using the computers to look for employment when her son began laughing. Police were called and she was asked to leave. 

Police arrested Foster across the street from the library while she was waiting for a police sergeant to arrive at the scene. Officials said she was arrested after becoming angry, and using profanity in front of children.

“Ms. Foster was upset because no one would listen,” her attorney, Mawuli Mel Davis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Anyone would be upset.”

According to the report, Foster was issued a criminal trespass warning and “became irate yelling in a loud and boisterous manner,” the report said. After being asked to calm down and leave the library, Foster apparently left, only to return “within minutes … yelling and cursing.”

Ms. Foster faces charges of obstruction for what she says was a request for the police officer to take a report from her regarding how she was inappropriately treated by library staff. Foster could face up to a year in jail if she is found guilty at her trial.  

The trial date has been set for September 13, 2011 before Dekalb County State Court Judge Janis Gordon.

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  1. Sarah says:

    Once again a stupid arrest and money being funneled into the judicial system over an incident that could have been avoided by telling the woman to leave, she leaving and not making a big issues out of the incident..When we’re in public spaces, we’re subject to all kinds of stupid rules and cops does not mind exercising their right to arrest you at great inconvience and expense to you fighting these spurious charges…

    1. Mr. Truth says:

      She would’t have just left. I’m betting she would have screamed something about my civil rights, blah, blah, blah, etc. A fight would have ensued. Thirty people with cell phones would have recorded it. And the president would say, “the librarian acted stupidly.”

      1. ChuckM says:

        Exactly

    2. kevin says:

      First off how stupid can you be. Did you not see in the story where she was asked to leave and then came back a minute later cursing and disturbing the peace. But no she is the victim right she is not responsible. She couldn’t just walk away. Its the mans fault that she came back. Please this is whats wrong with the world no one wanting to take responsiblity for their own actions. She was presented with the opportunity to leave but here it comes she made the !!!choice!!!! to come back

      1. ladydi says:

        AMEN!!! Right on!!!

      2. mike says:

        Mmmm! Boot taste good.

      3. RDA says:

        Hey, Chris, until you become Overlord I suggest you do as the Police tell you.

        Or, we could read about the next day as you’re screaming, “You are not our rulers!” as you are being led away.

        Yeah, go for it…

      4. scott says:

        Police enforce the codes and rules of conduct that were enacted by representatives that you voted ‘for” or “against”. Please, “man-up” and look at the entire story before you show everyone how much you really don’t know. Aw, the hell with it, you entertain me…….do some more of them funny song and dances I bet you know.
        What’s wrong? Was that profiling? Oops, my bad. Forget I said anything. Carry on.

      5. PabloKoh says:

        She was asked to leave a public space that SHE OWNS!!! because of a 14month old laughing. How stupid can she be??? for thinking a 14 month old laughing is not a reason for being forcibly removed by armed men from a PUBLIC BUILDING? Keep licking the boots of authority.

    3. ladydi says:

      You are correct…but in fact the woman did NOT leave.She became abusive and used foul language and even returned for a second round of abusive language. We should be protected in public spaces. Library rules are there for the protection of ever;yone…not just for the few who wish to behave in any way they choose.

      1. Chris says:

        Foul language is not against the law you F*CKING TYRANT

      2. Ryan says:

        Yeah but disturbing the peace is, Chris

      3. jay says:

        oh noooo! save me from the baby laughing!!!!! duh. you get the derrr for the day!

    4. Mike says:

      Just another case of having to deal with a sub-human who believes that she is entitled to anything and everything that crosses her sub-human mind. I’ll bet my next paycheck that she had that finger and neck wagging the whole time. Just another Hood Rat.

    5. kevin says:

      “Foster was given a criminal tresspass warning, she then was told to leave which she did, then she returned. Im betting your one of those big mouths that needs to be slapped to get to shut your pie whole up. Can’t ya read.

  2. Elisha says:

    This is so ridiculous. Once again it seems that we can never get “professional courtesy” and just let the person leave…We have to get “arrested”…If that was a single mother in Paulding county, this wouldn’t be an issue. I’m sure she’s not the FIRST person to have a child in a library…nor one that laughs…If the police was called everytime a child made any noise in public, you wouldn’t be able to take a child to the movies, restaurants, or any other place where it could annoy other people…

    1. RJ says:

      I for one would be happy if people would not bring their loud, out of control children to movies restaurants or other places where they can annoy…. Nothing worse than trying to enjoy a night out, spending good money and then having to listen and watch some out of control little hell child.

      1. chris says:

        So you want to throw them in jail? sic semper tyranus mother f*cker

    2. ladydi says:

      If she had left as she was asked..there would ave been no problem. Instead she chose to become abusive and demand her “rights”…what rights? The rest if us (the majority) have the right to a quiet space for studying and reading. She violated OUR rights.

      1. chris says:

        Your right to a quite space? Where is that in the constitution again?

        You have no idea what the hell you are talking about. Clean out the gene pool a little, go jump off a cliff.

    3. lladydi says:

      you need to read the entire heen;tire story…you are missing out on quite a few of the facts!!!

  3. Moni says:

    both ladies have good points : but with Jails stock being traded on wall street
    it makes more sense to arrest anyone for anything.
    One thing that don’t need is another educated single mother looking for a job, when they can put her in jail and everyone gets paid: Many people showed up for Jenna 6 — lets see how many show up for her.

    1. ladydi says:

      Oh come on…She was the one who called 911 and escalated this situation beyond any common sense…maybe she just wanted to start some sort of lawsuit? How clever!

  4. S.Jones says:

    The police are supposedly here to protect and serve the public. They’re serving someone’s interests, and it ain’t the public’s. Speaking of the public, last I checked libraries were public tax payer facilities. And the mother that was asked to leave, well when last she was employed, she was paying taxes which went towards the librarian’s and police officer’s checks. But Moni is right – It’s easier to lock her away and have other tax payers fit the bill for that, and easier to just keep paying investors via our taxes who invest in our continual oppression via the building of more prisons. The irony, is that this started from a child’s innocent laughter. See how the devil works?

    1. dale says:

      They are not here to protect and serve the public, they are here to enforce the law. It would do us well to remember this.

      1. Carson says:

        They are public servants tasked with SERVING and PROTECTING the public. It would do THEM well to remember THIS.

      2. Me Myself says:

        What universe are you from? Many police cars actually have that on them – To Protect and Serve.

      3. Erin O'Riordan says:

        Dale is absolutely right. The cars do say “Protect and Serve,” but what they don’t mention is that this means “to protect and serve the interests of the government.” Not the people. Many officers will go above and beyond the call of duty to protect you, yet at other times they too are capable of extremely bad judgement.

        Arresting her defies all common sense. She cursed in a library – why not simply escort her outside the library? There, problem solved. Librarians are familiar with curse words – they have hundreds of books full of them, and they’re boisterous about defending free speech in print. Librarians are typically boisterous about encouraging parents to read to young children, too.

        So again, why the arrest? Why not just escort outside and be done with it?

    2. ladydi says:

      I really wonder, and so should do you, if a child’s “innocent” laughter is all this story is about…I rather doubt it…she loved the confrontation! Why I don’t know…maybe for the publicity, , hoping for a lawsuit?

      1. Catherine Crabill says:

        Maybe she was simply OUTRAGED at being treated like a criminal over her child’s laughter! Maybe she decided that if America is to be saved from becoming a FASCIST POLICE STATE everyone needs to stand up to this abuse of power and say NO!

      2. anita daeoph says:

        Catherine Crabill,
        Use some sense. If this “lady” was cursing in front of MY children I would have a huge issue with it, and it has nothing to do with fascism or a baby’s laugh. In all honesty if this is how she over reacted towards the respected establishment and its personnel, imagine what smack across the face she’d give that poor baby for crossing her; she really has no business raising children.
        v/r

    3. Bob says:

      You have to be a twin…One person cannot be this stupid…She was not arrested for her child laughing…that got her thrown out of the library…she was arrested for acting in a disorderly manner when she was asked to leave the library and continued to act disorderly once outside. The Police had enough with the F-bomb laden show this woman was preforming in front of her Son and other kids. She got what she deserved, arrested…What has happened to the civility and common sense of this Country…?

      1. but you can't beat the ride. says:

        According to you, that’s a crime. I’d rather if the efforts were focused on more important things. With an unlimited budget we could arrest every J-walker, makes as much sense as locking up a social misfit being rather uncivil in her civil disobedience.

        Some people are a good example of a bad example. Arresting them because some egomaniac cop with an inferiority complex wants to whip out his gun feeds their power trip and endangers us all.

      2. Ladydi says:

        Yay Bob! Catherine is a perfect example of all that is wrong with this country. No manners… No grace … No smarts….no manners… Just call everyone a fascist and promote anarchy.Wonder what will become of Catherine… she will never end up a happy contented successful person….too much self centered anger…. So sad…

    4. lad;ydi says:

      You gotta be kidding…????? Come on now….

  5. snapperman says:

    If there isn’t more to this story the librarian should be fired.

    1. Hoho says:

      …and then the library should get rid of all the funny flash cards.

  6. Walljasper says:

    Think we’re missing a few parts of the story?

    Yep.

    Its a library, not a sing-song chatty moomy baby center.

    I suspect that little entitled missy got her self-righteous mommy panties in a big indignant bunch when someone told her to take the gagling outside, decided to “keep it real” and finally got arrested for her stupidity.

    1. AGJR says:

      Can you say “AMEN BROTHER”

  7. sime says:

    …story is missing something.

    1. RLABruce says:

      Yes. Her race.

      1. Gerry says:

        20 year old unemployed, unwed mother who feels like screaming profanity in public is a reasonable soluttion to a problem. I’ll give you one guess.

      2. larryg1 says:

        I wonder if it was anything like this:

        http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=34f_1312578949

      3. ladydi says:

        not allowed in this country….we are politically correct you know!

  8. Korla Pundit says:

    Sounds like we’re only getting this woman’s side of the story. Bet there’s a lot more to it. She probably is looking for a windfall legal settlement from the library.

  9. Dan Kleinman says:

    NO LAUGHING! But porn viewing is a perfectly acceptable form of freedom of speech, like in Birmingham, AL. What? No freedom of laughing?

  10. JoeDetroit says:

    Read the story closer folks. This is a reporter trying to twist the news. The woman was NOT arrest because her child laughed in the library, the title totally misrepresents the story. The woman was arrested across the street for charges of obstruction.

    From the story: “for what she says was a request for the police officer to take a report from her regarding how she was inappropriately treated by library staff”

    Most likely she was mad (as she should have been), but my bet is she was complaining, yelling, and screaming at the police until she finally got arrested. I wouldn’t even doubt it if she was politely asked to quiet her child down and she raised hell which got her booted from the library.

    1. ShoMe says:

      I want to know where the video is.
      From article attached: The attorney also questioned why six or seven police cars had to respond. “It just seems [like] a little overkill,” Davis said.

      http://forums.officer.com/forums/showthread.php?170124-Disorderly-Conduct-at-the-Library

      Somewhere there should be film footage, so who is hiding it?

      1. ladydi says:

        she called 911…so many police cars responded…she wasted valuable resources and should be penalized for that…

      2. Danny says:

        How many donuts were missed?

  11. Kerry Stephenson Jacoby says:

    Is there really a law in Georgia against laughing in the library?

    1. RLABruce says:

      No, but it’s a rule that she broke, so she had to leave. You know about rules, don’t you? And she wasn’t charged for noise in the library. She was charged for her behavior with the cops, AFTER the library incident.

    2. lad;ydi says:

      I have always understood that being in a library required courtesy and quiet…not you? Was your library a place of riotous behavior?And or crying or laughing (???) cchildren???

  12. Lee says:

    I can certainly understand a desire for quiet in a library (which of us haven’t heard a screaming brat kid just WAILING on and on and on, while the parent(s) do nothing about it)?

    But a baby LAUGHING…and only ONE TIME, at that?

    Come on, you silly sour-puss adults.

    Lighten up, a bit.

    Better yet, GET a life, at all.

    No wonder so many people (even other adults, such as myself) flatly dislike you, so much.

    1. lee says:

      Hey Lee –
      Only one time? Were you there? And who is the sour-puss? What is with the “No wonder so many people (even other adults, such as myself) flatly dislike you, so much.”

      My advice to you – GET a life.

      1. Gordon Campbell says:

        Quit wagging your chubby little fecal stained finger and go back to watching German scat porn in your fetid little room.

    2. Hitokiri Battousai says:

      First of all, you, need, to , learn how, to use, punctuation. Second, where you there? It wasn’t the kids laughing it was the mothers attitude and cussing at the library employees. Just another individual trying to get some of that “free money” with a lawsuit.

      1. J. Banger says:

        Oh the irony. Instead of concerning yourself with Lee’s comment you should have focused on your own. Ok, it’s “were you there?”, not “where”. You’re missing apostrophes for “kid’s laughing” and “mother’s additude”. Check yourself before you wreck yourself fool.

  13. Bill says:

    For sure this woman had been told that she need to quiet her child down. Now this article makes her look like a victim.
    looking forward to hearing the rest of the story. Fact is that we have all experienced the total idiocy of people who drag their kids around with them. They think nothing of letting their kids make noise while they talk on the phone while others are trying to get something accomplished at the library or post office or City Hall etc.
    For pete’s sake, if you take your kids with you keep them somewhat quiet.

  14. The Voice of Reason says:

    1. Welfare mother brings her noisy kid to the library to use the free Internet.
    2. Welfare mother ignores child who becomes disruptive.
    3. Library staff ask Welfare mother to keep child quiet.
    4. Welfare mother starts screaming and yelling about being disrespected.
    5. Welfare mother told to leave or police will be called.
    6. Welfare mother screaming and knocking things over.
    7. Police called.
    8. Welfare mother makes huge scene but leaves.
    9. Welfare mother calls 911 demanding a police supervisor to complain about racism.
    10. Police discuss problem of “crazy, screaming, psycho Welfare mother” with museum staff and she is pointed out as being across the street.
    11. Police discuss problem with Welfare mother but she continues inappropriate behavior.
    12. Police arrest Welfare mother for obstruction when it is determined that she has lied repeatedly and is the problem.
    13. Reporter who is from the same social demographic as the Welfare mother tries to misrepresent the case as police brutality and or racism.

    Welcome to the Obama-nation!

    1. Nate P says:

      Thank the lord there are informed reasonable folks like you to tell it like it is. I especially liked the way you completely fabricated the whole “welfare” mother thing. It was a really nice touch, and really got your point across well. I assume you were trying to convince people you’ve had a lobotomy? No? You were serious? Oh…well….uh….well I guess I don’t know what to say. I just assumed you were what our local schools call “exceptional”. I guess you’re a different kind of exceptional, as in, the average person uses their brain, with the exception being people like you. Stupid waste of sperm and eggs.

      1. Miguel says:

        Nate, sounds like you reflexively must attack a reasonable take on what happened, since most agree that we are not getting the whole story from our lying MSM. The PC MSM is steeped in their attacks upon the regular American citizens, always claiming racism or stupidity or being ‘redneck’ type if thing all of our weak-kneed liberal professors, our racist big city pols and academia in general try to pin upon America.

        The mom, whether she be welfare queen or not was likely the cause of the library disturbance. Too many people try to avoid the blame that rightfully falls upon them, and since we know the MSM operatives ‘reporting’ this story have a history of lying to us, the mom is likely guilty.

      2. RLABruce says:

        Five bucks says she’s black, another five says she’s on welfare.

      3. ladydi says:

        Oh for God’s sake…grow up….

    2. deRuiter says:

      Wonderfully put! Another “entitled” single mother who is most likely on the taxpayer dole, acts out badly in public. Then she is surprised when she is issued a summons for disturbing the peace. Frankly, any single mother (of an illegitimate child) who names her child after a defuct drugstore chain, is suspect. I’m tired of so called “single mothers” and their out of control offspring, who are the next generation of welfare brood mares and the criminal undrclass. Keep filling those prisons and the welfare rolls with your progeny girls, Obama will pay you forever.

    3. Jay says:

      Thank you. I would bet a paycheck that this almost exactly sums up what happened. TNB.

    4. mAx says:

      Excellent. No question in my mind that this is exactly how it happened.
      TNB! As usual…

    5. comprehensive says:

      You ain’t seen nuttin’ yet. When they find out the kid was laughing at a picture of Obama, AG Holder will ……… and …………, but he will not be deported.

    6. Hitokiri Battousai says:

      You got it!

    7. Erin O'Riordan says:

      She had every right to use the free Internet. That’s what it’s there for.

      It’s no one’s business whether the woman is married or not, working or not. She’s a student. How about some respect for trying to get an education and better herself?

      If you were disrespected, you too would have the right to protest said disrespect. If you were ignored, you too would feel upset.

      You, too, have the right to talk to a police supervisor if the police were called on you.

      President Obama doesn’t have a thing to do with this. How about a little less judgement and a teensy bit more compassion? How about walking a mile in this woman’s shoes before you judge her?

      1. lad;ydi says:

        wait a minute…SHE called the pice after being asked to leave…she is at fault here…

  15. Robert says:

    So the woman cursed at them and even came back to deliver a 2nd dose… Well, people who do that kind of thing in a public setting tend to get locked up. The fact that she has a kid who was making a disturbance doesn’t seem to have much to do with the police at all. I’m sure the other library patrons would have been glad to have her out; too bad she couldn’t go without making things much much worse.

  16. Dennis D says:

    We all know what really happened here. An Angry Black Female got nasty and in your face instead of peacefully leaving and an Angry Black Female author wrote this article to protect her.

    1. blert says:

      Public inappropriate emotional displays by whites = The Exception
      Public inappropriate emotional displays by blacks = The Rule.

      Act like a monkey in public with no respect for civil decorum, get thrown into the city jail. Act like a human being and live free. It’s not hard.

    2. neither here nor there says:

      Author thought she was being sooooo witty misrepresenting the story the way she did.

  17. Allie says:

    A whole lotta knee jerking going on here. This woman wasn’t arrested because her child was laughing. It seems pretty clear from a story skewed to be self-serving to the woman that she was asked to leave the library because her child was being disruptive. The library has every right to do so and in fact has an obligation to the other patrons to ask disruptive patrons to modify their behavior or leave. Then if you read between the lines it looks like she threw a hissy fit and THE MOTHER called the police to file a customer service complaint against the library, which is an abuse of police service so they arrested her .

  18. Ron says:

    The title is very deceiving. She wasn’t arrested for her baby laughing. She was only arrested after she started screaming obscenities at the top of her lungs in front of children and others after being asked to leave. Pitty the poor child.who will grow up to be a disrespectful fool

  19. DigitalBob says:

    Ahhhh, I see. I’m guessing it REALLY wasn’t just one giggle before library staff was dialing 9-11. This woman was disruptive. And when she wouldn’t keep her baby quiet, she was booted. But she really wasn’t in trouble until she started mouthing off to the cops.

  20. stan47 says:

    Criminey, mere laughing in the library would be a breath of fresh air. In some branches of Baltimore’s venerable Enoch Pratt system, people have been observed fornicating in the stacks.

    1. ladydi says:

      maybe that is quieter and disturbs fewer people?????

  21. Mole says:

    Looks to me that, despite the headline, she was actually arrested for yelling and cussing. Not because her kid was laughing. If she had some manners, she probably wouldn’t be in jail.

    1. ladydi says:

      YES………..

    2. Hitokiri Battousai says:

      Yes, but the MSM wants you to take the mothers side. Keep your brats and yourself under control.

  22. kilothe says:

    The woman was asked to quiet down or leave the library, upon which she became irate. As the story notes she left only to return and continue to berate and curse the staff in front of kids and other library patrons. That’s why she was arrested.

    This is the nature of stupid, ill mannered young people of today believing they are entitled and that rules shouldn’t apply to them.

    1. ladydi says:

      ENTITLED is the key word here…this is what we have bred with the welfare state……no idea of common decency or gratitude…yuk! Anyone under 50 thinks this is THEIR world, THEIRlibrary, THSEIR sidewalk, THEIR air…etc etc etc…I am fed up…

  23. Bob Naught says:

    Don’t black women have the same right as other people to complain if treated unfairly? I would be screaming obscenities too if I felt the situation warranted it. Teach the kid to stand up for themself. Do some of you commenters actually think this woman wanted to bring her baby with her? Obviously if she had access to a babysitter she would have used one. And she can’t “quiet down” a 14 month old. For those not familiar with babies, sometimes they make noise.

    1. jwood says:

      Maybe she could consider leaving the child at home with her husband (the child’s father) the next time she drops by the library. Like that’s a possibility.

    2. lad;ydi says:

      Then she should have left, if she were unable to quiet the chid. I am a Mother of 4, and I sometimes took some of them to places like libraries, movies restaurants etc. But if they were noisy and obviously y disturbing others, I left. And so should she. She just wanted to male a scene, because she is ENTITLED!!!

    3. Hitokiri Battousai says:

      Maybe you should try thinking of others besides yourself like this woman did. Keep your brats quiet or keep them at home. The rest of us don’t want to hear a brat being disruptive, much less the mother flipping out for being asked to watch her own kid. Babies doe make noise, that’s why people don’t take them to places where you’re supposed to be quiet like a library or the movies. But some people are so rude and disrespectful of others that they just don’t care.

  24. Darrel says:

    The bimbo gets tossed out when she should not have been, but responds by going nuts, loud, belligerent, swearing, and cussing in front of kids ands passersby. She simply never learned how to act in the real world, and the right and wrong way to fix a problem. She reacted as an animal, not a human. How did that work out for you bimbo?

    1. Anna says:

      In WHITE land, Marin County, Sausalito Public Libraries, your WHITE KID can laugh, run, scream , knock over books, talk loudly, and the librarians will THROW YOU OUT, if YOU, a person of color tyring to concentrate to study for a test, DARE COMPLAINS. Suck that in your redneck pipe.

  25. MAD Newman says:

    You peoplw who are wondering what she got arrested for are missing a huge part in the story. The part where she comes back in and raises hell! She was asked to leave, she didn’t like it, came back in and showed who she was, a trahsy foul mouthed idot. It’s no wonder she is single.

  26. Jeff Callahan says:

    You have to understand about the library nazis in Georgia. Ever since that one guy brought The Book back late, and all the pages were colored in, they’ve been on high alert for any kind of shenanigans. I’ve seen children boiled in oil in Houston County for less than laughing out loud.

  27. And that kid’s on the fast track to CPS. Who’s laughing now, kid? Who’s laughing now?

    http://rhymeandreasonable.com

    No, honestly, an infant resigned to a life in the CPS system is a bad break……

  28. Lou Ann Watson says:

    just another day in obamaville…we’s don’t need ta behave whilt he da presiden

  29. Monica Radice Elwood says:

    Something’s missing from the story. I used to live right near that library and was in every week or two. (Hey, free books! And they store them for you!) I’m sure I had my daughter with me many of those times and she sure wasn’t a silent child. I wonder what else happened that the librarians called the police. It just doesn’t make sense. Also, her coming back and cussing out the place didn’t help…..

  30. manderson says:

    I am a librarian and I can tell you that we are fairly tolerant people when it comes to children. Most libraries have a conduct policy that is required for all customers to follow when they enter the library. But it sounds like this mother was asked to quiet her child and she flipped her lid. Only when a parent refuses or can not quiet their child do we ask them to leave. But we usuallly allow some time to elapse before we ask a customer to leave, giving the parent every opportunity to get control of the situation. From the story it sounds like the parent called the police, which would be an abuse of the 911 system.. Very strange behavior to call the police because a librarian asks you to quiet your child. Libraries are a public space, but it is most certainly is not the case that anything goes.

    1. ladydi says:

      Well…..se is an idiot!

  31. mAx says:

    Another affirmative action hire misrepresenting what surely happened to put one of “her people” (like Eric Holder would say) under a better light.

    It’s always someone else’s fault. What a surprise!

  32. Slick says:

    No SWAT team? What gives?

    1. Jay Twila says:

      Good point Slick. The Swat Team, the ATF and the SS should have made appearances. Not to mention Child Services. I also hope her library card gets revoked permanently!

  33. Common Sense says:

    Read the story, not the headline. The author is being deliberately misleading. This woman was not arrested for noise making in a library; she was arrested for her conduct AFTER being removed from the library. Specifically, she was obstructing officers, creating a public disorder, and generally being a horses ass.

    I suspect the CBS local affiliate thought that arrested for obstructing justice and disorderly conduct was neither salacious nor sympathetic enough. Thus, the ridiculous headline. This ingrate got what they deserved, plain and simple.

  34. Born says:

    They are all in the wrong on this one. Library, woman and police. They all could have handled the situation differently.

    We are all on edge in this country these days. It seems like we can’t handle anything without going to extremes. We have cops shutting down kid’s lemonade stands, flash mobs, the economy and the banker bailouts, the wars, politicians who are in it for their own glory, etc… What have we become as a nation?

  35. Votemallout says:

    What do you expect with the inmates running the asylum? And don,t forgett — The fish rots from the head. Washington D.C.that is.

  36. James Marin says:

    Its easy to see from the comments which people are easily led by propaganda and one sided reporting and which people are bright enough to question it and seek for truth.
    You idiots who buy this woman’s story hook line and sinker need to grow some discernment but you never will. You are the fools who make things bad for everyone with your poor intelligence.

  37. Oberon123 says:

    Wow! The white trash of Atlanta is really out in force on this one. The headline on Drudge, for starters, is misleading. She wasn’t arrested for having a laughing child. She was arrested for being disorderly in a public place. If she doesn’t know how to behave in a library, then she shouldn’t be in one. It isn’t a matter of race. It is a matter of knowing how to act.

  38. TexasForever says:

    I am in complete agreement with The Voice of Reason.
    This woman is nothing but an immature, self-centered brat.
    Someone who is a product of broken public school system.
    Someone who never learned the word, NO!
    In many cases, the police have overstepped their authority but is this case I do not have an issue with them.
    Unfortunately, this welfare mother as just found her ” paycheck”.

  39. Kathy says:

    Chris, get yourself on meds pronto.

  40. rex dart eskimo spy says:

    From the upity black woman file…

  41. Jean Ader says:

    She’s a momby. If you have a kid, you are supposed to be able to get away with anything. Where have you all been?

  42. Jean Ader says:

    It wasn’t Drudge’s headline – look at this article. It is Atlanta’s CBS headline.

  43. joe5342445 says:

    The arrest apparently was not because of the laughing baby, but because she became belligerent and disobeyed established authority.

    Once again the media misconstrues the truth with provocative headlines.

  44. Jay Twila says:

    For losing her cool she should lose custody of her child. Parents are to be perfect. After all, the State is perfect and parents must compete. The State always knows best.

  45. Ben says:

    I’m familiar with the Decatur, GA police department and their officers are very professional. If this woman was cited for the charges described in the article then she must have pushed things to the limit. I have never seen them called to the library to eject or handle an unruly patron, this is a first because the library has its own security guards.

    The computer section is full daily with people using them and I have seen minor confrontations that were handled without a major blowup as was the case here. I think this woman turned the situation into a big deal and the officers were actually forced to do their jobs.

  46. DE-RIGUEUR says:

    I just gotta wonder sometimes. Is it the Lamestream media, or the so-called ”journalists’ that are the ones perpetrating the racism and hate.

    Of course, editors at these so-called news organizations don’t seem to want to correct any of this bias they call news, either.

    Just wondering…

  47. Vpats says:

    Corrupt government, have you had enough of this junk yet?

  48. Olden Atwoody says:

    She was using the library for CHILD CARE. I assume the child was unsupervised while “Mom” was studyingt eh computer.

    Very likely, THIS was the start of the ejection.

  49. Ryan says:

    Dear Atlanta CBS affiliate,
    You should fire your reporter for writing such a misleading story and using a headline that does not even come close to describing what really happened.

  50. S.Jones says:

    It’s a lot of hate laced comments here. It’s pathetic how there are still some whites who believe blacks are subhuman welfare and now Obama entitllement recipients. Presidents have been telling you that you are number one for so long that you beleive it. It must make some of you feel great inside to spew this hate. You are quick to tell American citizens to go back to Africa, but would rather not discuss how they got here. Anyone on the outside can see your hate because no matter how good or educated blacks become in your country, you will still hate them. Some of you are really sad and pathetic indeed. I read people stating the lady was uneducated, but have you ever botheed to check your own state’s ranking in education? No… Close to last place, and how about your entire countries ranking in education? Trust me – it is nothing to brag about. The lady was unemployed looking for work. When you leave the comfortable confines of your borders like I have, you should hear what the rest of the world says about you and your hate.

    1. Guess Who says:

      We’re number one or two in education if you omit the scores of niq lets and spi clettes.

      1. S.Jones says:

        Now how can that be when you are the dominant population for years in the educational system and government is dominated by you and your elected presidents for years? I guess you’ll want to omit the scores of the Irish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Chinese, Japanese. German, etc next. America is a melting pot of different races which is a big reason why despite it’s flaws is still full of rich culture potential. Noone has ever told you to go back to Europe if you could find it on a map. But you would rather get rid of people, some of which were here before you. You just proved my point. The most entertained and the least informed and educated.

    2. ladydi says:

      HUH???? What the Hell are you talking about? Such a pathetic individual you are…

  51. IKnowWhatI'mTalkingAbout says:

    Nowadays in Brooklyn, NY, Ms. Foster could have birthed that baby in the library and no one would have blinked. The libraries here no longer provide peace, quiet and learning: they’ve become latchkey daycare sites.

    Even so, her reaction sounds fishy. Female Vocal (Con) Artist of the Year?

  52. DaveNYUSA says:

    THIS is what happens when you give some assshole with a GED a badge!

  53. Dad says:

    She didn’t get busted for her kid laughing, she got busted because she’s an “entitled” piece of refuse.

  54. JonesGrrl says:

    Wow. I’d be angry too. There is no way to keep my 13 month old quiet. Now, all you comment monitors can comment on this and try to debate it, but your efforts are wasted because I won’t be coming back to read your moronic responses. I’m starting to wonder why I even read comment threads. So many people looking for a fight by thrusting their own beliefs about the article on everyone else in the comment thread.

  55. End Zionism says:

    is not just of whatever happened in this story but everything going on around us ,this days you cant leave your home knowing for sure that you will come back safe ,across the country is the same bs ,Cops think they can do with us what ever they please ,from top to bottom we need a real significant change or we all will be doomed, “Be the change you wish to see” TURN OFF the TV especially the propaganda and HATE of Fox, Cnn, Bbc,Abc,Nbc Take your face out of the PC or Phone .IS NOT A DEMOCRACY IF YOU ARE NOT INVOLVE IN IT.Be part of the community, from the president to your representative they have conspired to take our civil liberties away !

  56. Deb W. says:

    Typical black woman. What did you expect?

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