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These women do not deserve to be mothers, part 3

I had to rub my eyes and check to see this wasn’t the same story I posted about earlier this month (These women do not deserve to be mothers, part 2). Nope, the other incident happened in California; this time it’s a negligent mother driving from Alabama to Virginia, forcing two of her daughters (8 and 10), to take turns riding in the trunk because the four-door sedan was cramped with three other passengers and a dog. The dog got to ride in the car, so I guess they were concerned about animal endangerment, then?

Yes. That’s right. Is it me, or is the sheeple quotient just out of f*cking control? What do we do with these people? THEY VOTE.

Cheryl Ann Schoonmaker, 38, has been charged with abuse and cruelty to children for allegedly rotating the two girls in and out of the trunk of the Nissan Sentra during the July 1 trip, which took more than eight hours.

Schoonmaker was driving from Alabama, where she has relatives, to the Loudoun home of her ex-husband, the girls’ father, said Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the Loudoun sheriff’s office. Also riding in the car were the former couple’s 12-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old family friend and an infant in a car seat.

…Schoonmaker said that he has custody of the three girls and that they had been visiting their mother for a five-day vacation. This was the first time they had ever told him about being put in the car trunk. However, he said that at other times, they told him about riding in overcrowded cars with their mother.

[Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney James E. Plowman] said the girls told him that the 12-year-old family friend was allowed to ride in the car, as was the dog, a Boston terrier. “I don’t think my feelings need an explanatory comment about that,” he said.

He said that according to the daughters, the mother could have rented a larger car but chose the Nissan Sentra because it was cheaper. “She thought there was no problem with this,” he said.

…The incident was at least the third time in less than two months that local women have faced criminal charges after allegedly putting their children in car trunks. In June, a Frederick woman was charged with reckless endangerment after a police officer watched her help her 9-year-old son, her 3-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old friend into the trunk in a shopping mall parking lot. When the police officer pulled her over, the woman said the children had wanted to ride there.

Earlier this month, Tamatha Parker, 33, of Quantico was charged with child abuse after Fredericksburg authorities accused her of locking her two 5-year-old children in the car trunk as punishment for misbehaving in a store.

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