Drop the Child Abuse Charges Against Shanesha Taylor
  • Petitioned Bill Montgomery

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County Attorney, Maricopa County
Bill Montgomery

Drop the Child Abuse Charges Against Shanesha Taylor

    1. Mariame Kaba
    2. Petition by

      Mariame Kaba

      Chicago, IL

July 2014


Mariame Kaba: Shanesha Taylor reached a deal with prosecutors who will dismiss her charges if she successfully completes a diversion program.

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.

Bill Montgomery, County Attorney, Maricopa County
Please Drop the Child Abuse Charges Against Shanesha Taylor. Ms. Taylor needs support not incarceration and punishment. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense to provide the resources that Ms. Taylor and her children need to recover from this ordeal.

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Recent signatures


    1. Charges Will Be Dismissed Against Shanesha!

      Mariame Kaba
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Everyone,

      Wonderful news today!

      Shanesha will have her case dismissed if she successfully completes a diversion program. Read more about the deal that was reached with prosecutors here: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2014/07/18/shanesha-taylor-charges-dismissed-abrk/12833413/

      Your voices mattered. Shanesha has expressed her gratitude to everyone who signed the petition and cared about her plight.

      "This is a beautiful resolution to a very long, very hard journey," Taylor told reporters Friday morning, hours after entering the agreement.

      Thanks to each of you for your support.

      Prosecutors dismiss charges against Shanesha Taylor

      Mother left her 2 kids in car while she went to a job interview The job-seeking Phoenix mother whose tearful mugshot spawned worldwide support after she was arrested for leaving her children in the car in Scottsdale will have her case dismissed if she successfully completes a diversion program, according to a statement from the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Clinton James BRONX, NY
      • 3 months ago

      Leaving her child in a car in the heat is bad... but she had no home and it's better than leaving them on the street where people could kidnap them and she could lose them forever and/or have worse happen to them

    • Carie Saunders PALOUSE, WA
      • 3 months ago

      Give this young & courageous mother her precious children back. If we demand that mothers work full-time, we must also provide them support for that.

    • Sabrina Hughey CHICAGO, IL
      • 3 months ago

      This appears to be a race issue. Why did Catalina Clouser get 16 years of probation for her case?

    • violet terry PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ
      • 3 months ago

      she deserves help and support

    • Trudy Sanford GONZALES, LA
      • 3 months ago

      Because if she really was a bad mom she could did worse than that. She was doing what she thought was best for her and her kids.at least she was trying to make attempt to fine a job. If you all started making these dead beat dad's help support there kids she wouldn't been in that perdictment. That's how I feel. I'm trying to get a organization open for people like that. I can't wait until I get it strated.


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