Shanesha Taylor finally speaks out…
Shanesha Taylor Speaks Out After Being Arrested For Leaving Kids In Hot Car
Via The Grio reports:
After her child care plans fell through at the last minute, an unemployed single mother in Arizona felt she had no choice but to take her young children with her and leave them in the car while she interviewed for a job nearby, she said Thursday.
“It was a moment of desperation,” Shanesha Taylor said in an exclusive interview on TODAY. “It was me knowing my family was in crisis and knowing that I had to make a choice between providing for my children or caring for my children.”
Authorities arrested Taylor in March for leaving her 6-month-old and 2-year-old sons alone in her sports utility vehicle while interviewing for a job nearby in Scottsdale, Arizona. Last week, prosecutors agreed to drop felony child abuse charges against Taylor as part of a settlement that requires her to successfully complete parenting and substance abuse programs.
Taylor told TODAY’s Matt Lauer a sitter scheduled to look after her two youngest children “flaked on me, is the best way to say it.” That’s when she felt she had to take her children with her to the interview.
She left the boys strapped in their car seats, the doors unlocked, the keys in the ignition and the windows cracked open an inch, according to police who estimate the temperature inside the vehicle climbed beyond 100 degrees while she was away.
The ironic thing is that all the people who are condemning her for leaving the children in the car, are the same people who would judge her for being on welfare and not trying hard enough to find a job. Do you think this woman should have been arrested?