Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.

Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

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A Tale of Two Mothers In American in a “Post Racial Society”

Left: Catalina Clouser - Got high, drove for 12 miles with her 2 month old baby on the roof of her car before realizing her child was not in the vehicle. The baby fell off and was found in the middle of the highway, still in its car seat and miraculously unharmed. Catalina pled guilty to child abuse and DUI, she avoided jail time and was sentenced to probation.

Right: Shanesha Taylor - A homeless mother, left her two kids (2 years old and 6 months) in the car while she went on a job interview for 45 minutes because she had no one to watch them. Shanesha was arrested and charged with a felony and had her kids removed from her care.

Both of these women live in Arizona

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The charges against Shanesha Taylor has been dropped!! Taylor was arrested back in march for leaving her children in the car during a job interview. This morning a deal was reached, the deal will require Taylor to complete parenting and substance abuse classes as well a establishing an education and childcare trust fund for her three kids. With each education trust fund to have $10,000 in. The money will come the fundraisers that was set up on Taylor’s behalf to help with legal fees and other expenses. A total of $144,775 was raised. $144,775 from over four thousand donors.

By entering into this agreement and program, Taylor avoided a potential two year probation or a possible eight year sentence. 

If Taylor fails to follow the conditions of the agreement, the criminal charges will be reinstated. 

Deal reached in case of job-seeking mom who left kids in car The Phoenix mother who was arrested after leaving her  children in a car while she went to a job interview will have her case dismissed if she completes a diversion program, the Maricopa County, Ariz., attorney’s office said.

The agreement requires Shanesha Taylor to complete parenting and substance-abuse classes and to establish education and child-care trusts for each of her children, according to the county attorney’s office.

Photo: Shanesha Taylor’s mugshot after her arrest in March. (Scottsdale Police Department)

anonymous asked:

White mother Catalina Clouser got high, left her baby on top of her car, took a drive and the baby fell off. She ended up getting probation. Black mother Shanesha Taylor left her two kids in her car while she went to a job interview and is being charged with child abuse. Both cases were in Arizona and we all know how wonderful Arizona is when it comes to civil rights. My (now EX) friend says that Catalina's case is irrelevant and that Shanesha's punishment fits the crime. Is he a racist?

Of course he’s fucking racist, and fuck everyone for pretending this racist-ass legal system is even remotely fair.