Shanesa’s case: A little mercy seems in order

Here are the facts:

  • Shanesa Taylor, a homeless woman in Phoenix, leaves her two children in her car for 45 minutes while in a job interview.
  • The woman’s children, a 2-year-old and 6-month-old are rescued by police, sweaty and hot but not otherwise hurt.
  • She’s arrested for child abuse. Her attorney says she knows she screwed up and she’s sorry.
  • A fund to help the woman is started … and good people around the country contribute $100,000 to help her.
  • If that doesn’t tear you up, I don’t know what would. You can’t conscience Shanesa leaving the kids in a hot car, but who can’t help but feel something for her and her plight.

Don’t know how the justice system will come down on this, but I am rooting for a little mercy. Just a little.


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