Obviously people don't realize who close to the edge of disaster they really are.
The lady was having "another" bad day with her kids, got drunk and went off on the help. She is now paying a very dear price for that indescretion. It is not like she was not familiar with the law and her particular situatuion (see below).http://www.parentsbehavingbadly.com/2007/07/21/tamera-jo-freeman-gets-drunk-hits-kids-and-assaults-flight-attendant-on-flight-from-san-francisco-to-denver/
A loaded Tamera Jo Freeman, 38, hit and cursed at her children and assaulted a Frontier Airlines flight attendant during a flight from San Francisco to
Denver.Passengers told the FBI that Freeman was drinking heavily before and during the flight. She spent the flight cursing, terrozing and neglecting her two-year-old son and four-year-old daughter because they wouldn’t let her watch a movie in peace.
Witnesses said Freeman hit the children on their legs, shoulders and knees, and appeared drunk and violent toward the kids before she boarded. They also said the children tried to hide on the floor to get away from their mom, and were scared and crying.
Passengers sitting near Freeman alerted the flight attendants and when one approached her, she began yelling, telling the flight attendant to mind her own business and get her some more booze. When she was told that she was cut off, Freeman threw a drink at the flight attendant.
The flight attendant asked a corrections officer who was on the plane to sit near Freeman. Then she grabbed a roll of duct tape and stood near the drunken mom to prevent her causing trouble. The captain radioed ahead to have police meet the plane.
Freeman was arrested when the plane landed in Denver, and is being held for investigation of interference with a flight crew and assault on children. She told authorities that she lost her temper and smacked her kids because they were fighting and spilling drinks.
Freeman faces up to 21 years in prison and fines up to $350,000 if convicted. Terrorizing her kids, terrorizing the flight attendants. Why wasn’t this woman on the terrorist watch lists?http://archives.starbulletin.com/2007/07/27/news/story04.html
WAILUKU » A woman who had a tumultuous domestic past on Maui is being held by federal officials in Colorado after allegedly beating her two children on a flight to Denver and throwing a drink at a flight attendant.
Tamera Jo Freeman, 38, who now resides in San Francisco, was charged with two counts of assault and one count of interfering with a flight attendant.
Freeman, who had a detention hearing yesterday in U.S. District Court in Denver, is accused of slapping her 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son before the flight attendant intervened.
She was arrested July 16 after the flight arrived in Denver.
On Maui, Freeman was sentenced to 30 days in jail in October for failing to comply with conditions of her probation, after being convicted of domestic abuse.
The abuse charge stemmed from her failure to abide with a 24-hour cooling-off period with a Maui man who is her daughter's father.She was convicted of violating a protective order against the same man on Feb. 28 and sentenced to 16 days in jail.
With credit for time served while in jail, she spent no further time incarcerated.During her sentencing in February, her attorney told the court that she had completed an anger management program.
In 2005, Freeman's vehicle was used by Paul L.V. Campos, who was wanted on charges that he stabbed a man, county deputy prosecutors recalled.
Campos was wounded in the face and neck after he allegedly tried to elude police in an apartment parking lot in Kihei.
During the hearing in Denver, Freeman, whose long brown hair was knotted atop her head, sat in a red jail uniform conferring with her court-appointed lawyer, Martha Eskesen.
The prosecution had requested she remain in custody, citing a past "issue" with Freeman in Hawaii.
Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer said he did not think Freeman had sufficient ties to Colorado to ensure she would return for trial. He also said Freeman has "medical issues that I find problematic."
Eskesen requested that sensitive details be withheld from the public record because of the "high media attention in this case."
Shaffer assured her he would protect Freeman's rights as a private citizen.
"There's a great deal of information in the pretrial services report which I frankly believe is private," Shaffer said.