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Suburban Mom Handcuffed, Jailed for Making 8-Year-Old Son Walk Half a Mile Home

Heather Wallace plead guilty to child endangerment and can no longer work with kids.

LENORE SKENAZY
11.16.2022

Heather Wallace's oldest son, 8-year-old Aiden, was driving his two brothers crazy in the car as they all returned from karate one afternoon in October 2021. Wallace asked Aiden to walk the rest of the way home—half a mile in quiet, suburban Waco, Texas—so that he could calm down.

For this she was arrested, handcuffed, and thrown in jail.

She was charged with endangering a child, a felony carrying a mandatory minimum of two years in prison.

"It really brought us into deep trauma," says Wallace.

She is finally able to speak out after completing a six-month pretrial diversion program to get the charges dropped. But her arrest remains on the books—easily searchable by employers—which is disastrous for someone with a Bachelor's degree in education.

Here is how the events unfolded.

Aiden agreed to walk home; after all, it was something he had done many times. There are sidewalks the entire way, and practically zero traffic.

But 15 minutes later, two cops knocked on Wallace's door. Her son was in their patrol car. Another officer was parked across the street.

A woman one block away had called the cops to report a boy walking outside alone. That lady had actually asked Aiden where he lived, verified that it was just down the street, and proceeded to call nonetheless. The cops picked up Aiden on his own block.

As they stood on her porch, the officers told Wallace that her son could have been kidnapped and sex trafficked. "'You don't see much sex trafficking where you are, but where I patrol in downtown Waco, we do,'" said one of the cops, according to Wallace.

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Source:  https://reason.com/2022/11/16/suburban-mom-jailed-handcuffed-cps-son-walk-home/
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What is wrong with people these days?!?!?  An 8 y.o. is more than capable of walking home in his own g-d-damned neighborhood.
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A rare exception to the helicopter parent generation, and see what happens.  **nononono*

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What is wrong with people these days?!?!?  An 8 y.o. is more than capable of walking home in his own g-d-damned neighborhood.
We walked twice that far unless the weather was bad, just to get to the school bus stop where we waited on the side of the road for the bus to come. Sheesh!
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Not to mention how f**ked up the neighbor who dobbed her in is.  If you're concerned about a neighbor's kid out alone, you don't call the cops.  You walk with the kid to his/her home, knock on the door, and make sure he/she gets in safely.  YOU DON'T CALL THE COPS ON THE PARENTS!
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We walked twice that far unless the weather was bad, just to get to the school bus stop where we waited on the side of the road for the bus to come. Sheesh!
Yep. When I was 8 in the San Fernando Valley of California, I walked through a college campus to get to my school, which was 2 miles from home. Probably wouldn't be very safe today.

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If she'd just taken him in for hormone blockers and reassignment surgery, she'd be in the clear.

Yes, folks, that's how frigging insane this crap is.
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"'You don't see much sex trafficking where you are, but where I patrol in downtown Waco, we do,'" said one of the cops, according to Wallace.

THEN WHY IN THE HELL AREN'T YOU IN DOWNTOWN WACO RIGHT NOW MAKING ARRESTS????
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