Finally exciting news is emerging from Mississippi, a state with a history of racial tension. A young black 10-year-old had his 3-month probation sentence overturned, which was imposed after he was arrested for urinating behind his mother’s car last summer.
What happened to 10-year-old Quantavious Eason?
Last August in Sentobia, 10-year-old Quantavious Eason was taken into custody by a police officer after being caught urinating behind his mother’s parked car outside an attorney’s office. Although the officer didn’t handcuff Eason, he did put him in a police vehicle and took him to jail.
Eason’s mother expressed disbelief at her son’s arrest and subsequent three-month probation sentence, arguing that his actions were typical for a child and even some adults in an emergency situation.
The family’s attorney, Carlos Moore, explained that Eason had seen a sign indicating no public restrooms and made an innocent decision. Despite this, Judge Rusty Harlow Jr. ordered Eason to undergo probation, including drug testing and a ban on firearms, as well as writing a report about NBA star Kobe Bryant.
Upon reviewing the probation terms, Eason’s mother refused to sign and instead fought for justice for her son.
In a recent Facebook post, Moore joyfully announced that the case against Eason had been dismissed.
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The officer who took Eason into custody is no longer an officer for the Sentobia Police Department. He left the job a couple of weeks after the incident.