MSNBC: Arrest of Woman Who Left Kids in Hot Car Is An Example of ‘Punishing the Poor’

MSNBC host Chris Hayes used part of his show Tuesday to speak on behalf of an Arizona woman accused of leaving her two young children, aged 2 and 6 months, in a hot car during a job interview. He blamed a society that made it too difficult for her to find adequate child care while she went to a job interview. Shanesha Taylor, 35, was arrested on child-abuse charges, but the case has sparked an outcry with some, like Hayes, who blamed the state for cutting social services and leaving Taylor in a difficult position. Hayes did tell the audience the infant was found crying and sweating profusely as temperatures inside the SUV exceeded 100 degrees during her 45-minute interview, but his excuse-making for Taylor bordered on the absurd. “Where the system fails over and over and over again is at supporting people so that they do not find themselves in situations where they are doing the things that we can punish them for,” Hayes said.

via FreeBeacon

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