Value of a Life?

What is the value of a human life? What determines the monetary or news worthiness of a life.

Naomi was just two years old. Her family was broken and she was placed in foster care for her protection. In Feb 2008. The little girl was placed under the care of Amy Holder in Sept for 2009. On Jan 20th 2009 her short life ended.

A medical examiner’s report showed there were scrapes and bruises on Naomi’s face, chest, back, legs, right buttock and head, as well as old and new scabs.An Indiana pathologist ruled the child died of blunt-force injury to the head, abdomen and extremities. Naomi was beaten to death by the person who was to protect her.

On Oct 3rd Amy Holder was found guilty of child abuse in connection with the death of 2 year old Naomi. A helpless two year old toddler beaten to death by a 40 year old care giver. There was enough evidence to find Amy Holder guilty. The jury however decided that the punishment for ending the life of a 2 year old girl was a fine of five thousand dollars, no jail time, no probation just a 5,000 dollar fine.

Amy Holder was officially sentenced yesterday. The judge claimed that he could not increase the jury award of 5,000 but he was able to add 150 dollars in fees and ordered Holder to pay 10,000 to a victims assistance fund and attend counseling sessions. Amy Holder must also register as a violent offender for the next 10 years.

Amy gets to live out the rest of her life, Naomi does not get that chance. Amy ended a life and the grand total for beating a two year old little girl to death is a grand total of 15,150 dollars, counseling and 10 years on a violent offenders list. Naomi gets to spend eternity in a box.

Naomi was a member of the Cheyenne Arapaho Nation of Oklahoma. Her last name was Whitecrow. The Whitecrow family mourns her loss. She was worth more than 15,150 dollars to them, she was worth more than 15,150 dollars to me.

was this little girl worth more than that to you?


About ikcewicasa

Ikcewicasa means common man in Lakota. I guess that describes me. I am turning 40 next year. I have a college degree and I have a professional job. The blog is just random stuff. I try and keep most of my posts humorous in nature sprinkled with a bit of American Indian items, soundtracks (which I love), food (something I also love) and movies (when I have the money and time to go see them. so basically ramblings that rattle around in my mind. Hope you enjoy. Like what you read? comment and re post. don't like what you read, let me know as well. ALL STORIES ON THIS SITE ARE ABSOLUTELY TRUE... EXCEPT THE PARTS I MAKE UP!
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One Response to Value of a Life?

  1. Ron Schmidt says:

    I run into so many travesties of justice, it leaves me numb. What goes through the minds of these juries (and some judges) — assuming they have minds?

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