The City of La Porte (Texas) police department website says "...a professional organization that prides itself in delivering the highest level of service possible."

Inspecting their unsolved crime log dating back to September 2011, it appears that burglary is the crime of choice, but this cop blotter actually looks great compared to other cities in the country with similar population.

So, on the surface, after getting a first hand glance at potential lawlessness, La Porte, may be a nice place to settle down and raise a family.

Not so fast!  Tammy Cooper may not agree with this assessment of the place she calls home. You see, Tammy was arrested for child endangerment because her two children, ages 6 and 9, were playing OUTSIDE their home!  A home  --  on a cul-de-sac no less!

Yes, arrested, as in handcuffed and hauled off to the pokey for an 18 hour reminder on how law enforcement in La Porte handles its "criminals".

Maybe it's too early for me to editorialize this piece, afterall, I've only heard the thin veiled retort of Mrs. Cooper.  But, when you consider the infraction was suddenly dropped, after the Harris County District Attorney so eagerly accepted charges of "Abandoning a Child", plus the fact that Cooper is now suing, you have to wonder if the city of La Porte wants to rethink their mission statement.

And, who tied up a 911 line to report this heinous offense?  The Neighbor!  Now, for what it's worth, yours truly resides on a cul-de-sac.  There are children similar in age to Cooper's kids on both sides of my house.

It's not uncommon for me to sometimes shoot the basketball with them.  More often than not, they clean my clock in a knock down, drag out game of..."horse", and during any 15 minute battle, the ball just may roll into the street with one of the youngsters retrieving it.

Child endangerment?  Really?

Here's some more lunacy to start your work week: