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April 9, 2012

Shawndeeia Bowen: Mother of the Year, So Far

Woman Accused Of Texting While Driving With Baby On Her Lap Shawndeeia Bowen, 29, of Hawthorne, was arrested about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police stopped her as she exited the freeway. The 1-year-old was still in her lap and the phone still in a hand.
A 2-year-old child in the back seat was in a safety seat, but it was not fastened with a seat belt. A 4-year-old, also in the back seat, did not have a seat belt on.

This could have been improved upon if she had only been eight months pregnant and was sipping an Appletini.

[UPDATE: Shawndeeia Bowen has six children, but only two of the three children in the car on Tuesday were hers. The third was the child of a friend....
Bowen was driving on a suspended license and was on five years of probation for a child abuse charge she pleaded no contest to in 2010, reports ABC Los Angeles. DMV records also show that Bowen has been previously cited for several road violations, including driving without insurance or a license plate, not wearing a seat belt or restraining her children, two traffic collisions and not appearing in court nine times. Bowen is currently being held on $131,000 bail.]


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She could sell her kids and her car to raise bail.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at April 9, 2012 9:26 AM

Is stupidity really a crime? Letting children ride without a restraint system? It wouldn't be a crime without an insurance industry.

Posted by: Casca at April 9, 2012 10:00 AM

more of those wacky Lithuanians goan wild ! ...

I now self-censor myself and will promptly report to a Reeducation Camp

Since my fate is sealed, consider this aphorism and truism ...

All People are Created Equal
All Cultures are Not

Posted by: OhioDude at April 9, 2012 11:10 AM


Posted by: Robert Oculus III at April 9, 2012 12:53 PM

Cut her some slack. She was abused as a child. How would you like to be an Amish girl named "Shawndeeia"?

Posted by: mushroom at April 9, 2012 1:05 PM

Ask any truck driver, at least half of the car drivers are texting. "It was raining so hard on the drive home last night I had to hold my phone with both hands."

Posted by: Scott M at April 9, 2012 1:30 PM

This woman doesn't care about our stinking laws, she knows that she can act with impunity and do anything, and we no longer have the willpower or finances to make her give up her scofflaw life. She has six kids to feed, and like LiLo, she'll be released in days, to continue as before. She's nickel and diming the public purse. Now multiply her by the millions.

There are people, many these days, who live entirely on the public purse. We have a surplus of people, and since that purse is about empty, they will unavoidably be laid off. They live now on our compassion, and our unwillingness to confront the consequences of a large number of people bereft of all support.

Tragedy cannot be denied, it can only be suppressed for a while. Those who think our post-industral, end-of-history, high-tech economy has permanently banished the Four Hoursemen, will be surprised at their thundering hooves.

There is a tipping point: as more people go scofflaw because the consequences are benign, our ability or willingness to pay for law enforcement dwindles. And when we have reached that precipice, there will be a false choice: Hobbes' state of Nature, or Leviathan. False because the would-be Leviathans will claim it was Liberty that brought us there.

The Blessings of Liberty do not accrue equally. Tragedy is non-specific: it strikes at us all, and only the hardest-working, most moral, and frugal are usually able to withstand its repeated attacks. If tragedy is forestalled by "spreading the wealth around", the priority to live a moral and productive life decays, until the Horsemen arrive unopposed.

Posted by: John A. Fleming at April 9, 2012 4:39 PM

you get the behavior you reward.

Posted by: wildman at April 10, 2012 4:02 AM

Jesus is the most loving Person Who has ever existed. No one loved the poor more than He.

Yet He never gave anyone money.

Not a mite. Not a shekel. Look it up if you don't believe me.

Posted by: B Lewis at April 10, 2012 7:49 AM

Alhamdollilah!! I cannot exrspes how happy I was to see this happening in lil old m'boro This really is the start of something great in the north east inshAllah!! May Allah swt reward all those involved in making this possible, ameen!

Posted by: Aguez at July 15, 2012 1:15 AM

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