@korvus: " woman says fuck and she gets arrested? Was she causing a scene that was traumatizing people? Was she dangerous, violent, preventing others from shopping, disturbing the peace?"
no but I did state in an earlier post that some people may see it as verbally abusing the child, she didn't just say "fuck" she swore directly at her child and if that's how the mother behaves towards her child in public how does she behave towards the child behind closed doors? She maybe physically and verbally abusive to the child behind closed doors(not saying she is). So in the interest of the child maybe it is a good thing that the police were called so they can make sure everything is ok with the child and child services can take an interest and just make sure everything is ok at home. I know that seems intrusive but it's in the child's best interest and if the parents are actually decent people they should understand and accept any concern child services may have and work with them to show they are actually good parents. Too many times people turn a blind eye to suttle signs that a child maybe abused and the child either ends up dead or continually abused and grows up into a fucked up individual. I know I've gone off topic but, just saying :P