Monday, March 02, 2009

Boobs with drivers licenses

As someone with a daily commute of at least 45 minutes each way, I can tell you there are a lot of dumb boobs on the road. I just wasn't aware how occupied some of them might be.

Police say an Ohio mother has been charged with child endangerment after another driver reported she was breast-feeding and talking on the phone while driving.

The caller told police in suburban Dayton that he spotted the minivan-driving mother dropping off children at a school Thursday morning.

Officer Michael Burke said authorities used a license plate number to track down 39-year-old Genine Compton, who told them she was breast-feeding and wouldn't let her child go hungry.

He said the child was under 2 years old.

Burke said the legal concern is that Compton had a child in her lap, not that she was breast-feeding in public.

Here are my questions for our state senate: Does this arrest constitute harassment of a breast-feeding mother? Should the police officer go through breast-feeding sensitivity training? If she goes through a fast food drive-thru, does the restaurant proprietor have the right to ask her not to breast feed the child as she orders a slurpie? If he or she calls the cops on the breast-feeding mother, would they be breaking the law? Can the breast-feeding mom drive faster than the speed limit? Should we accomodate breast-feeding-and-driving moms by giving them special nursing-only lanes?