2017-08-27 09:24:26 UTC
newborn being killed by its own mother, and repeated news
stories have shown, it happens all too often. There is even a
word for it: neonaticides.
According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, a conservative
estimate puts the incidence of neonaticide in the U.S. at 150 to
300 annually, although no official reporting requirements exist
and many cases likely go undiscovered. Of course, if you buy
into all or any of that stuff, then its possible these women
just couldnt help what they did in the moment. Not sure making
an allowance for that possibility is a society we want to live
in, especially with no irrefutable evidence to back it up, but
there ya go.
Well, chalk this up as another one in a seemingly endless line.
New mom Lashae Bennet was recently sentenced for her role in
the death of her baby girl. According to TWCNews, the Rochester,
N.Y., woman pleaded guilty to killing the child. Its a short
news story we had to read a couple of times because of the
bizarre manner of death. Apparently Bennet did her little girl
in by placing her inside a pair of pants. The child kicked and
struggled for around 40 minutes before finally suffocating. Now
heres where it gets really Fd up.
The decision by Lashae Bennet to place little Brielle in her
pants appears to be a pretty willful one, yet prosecutors
offered her a deal at the lesser charge of manslaughter.
Cold-blooded. Sadistic. And only a one- to three-year sentence,
proving further that we dont quite look at babies in this
country even newborns as fully fledged human beings
deserving of the same rights and principles.
And what really really sucks on top of this is that Bennet will
receive some credit for time served, allowing her to become
immediately eligible for parole.
That means she kills her own daughter. She walks. And shes
right back out here in civilized society with the ability to do
it all again. Great job at the whole justice thing, America.