The hot car child deaths that took place in Mississippi in recent weeks tells you that our justice system and culture is broken.
The worst examples of the justice system turning a blind eye to child hot car deaths happened this past week. Here’s the latest madness from Mississippi:
A 2-year-old girl is dead after being found unresponsive in a vehicle at a daycare in Gluckstadt. According to Sheriff Randy Tucker, the mother thought she had taken her child to daycare before she went to work, and when she went to pick her up on Wednesday afternoon, daycare workers told her she hadn’t dropped her off. The incident happened at Little Footprints Learning Center on 319 Distribution Drive.
“Obviously this is a very sad day. Circumstances are very tragic in this incident,” Tucker said. Tucker said when daycare workers told the mother that she had not dropped the child off, she ran to the car and found the toddler in the car. Officials do not expect to press charges. “At this point, based on what I know, it doesn’t appear that there will be. It looks like a tragic accident. I can’t see any way to look at it than that at this point, based on what we know,” Tucker said. The mother works at a local business, Tucker said, and her routine is to drop the child at daycare and go to work. “Evidently she missed that step this morning,” he said. “It’s very unfortunate.”
To add insult to injury, a similar incident occurred in Mississippi and law enforcement and the courts made political decisions instead of enforcing the law.
Joshua Blunt, 25, was charged with second-degree murder Thursday in the death of 8-month-old Shania Caradine after he left the infant in a car while he went to work.
Monday afternoon, Blunt’s attorney, Carlos Moore, said Blunt’s charge is expected to be amended and reduced to culpable negligence.
Grenada City Prosecutor Jennifer Adams confirmed that the charge is expected to be amended but declined to comment further.
Blunt is to appear in Grenada Municipal Court Tuesday for his initial appearance. Moore said he will ask for Blunt to be released on his own recognizance.
“It’s a miscarriage of justice for him to be sitting in jail,” he said.
Culpable negligence carries up to one year in prison, Moore said.
While Moore feels culpable negligence is a “more appropriate charge,” he vowed to fight that as well.
“We still don’t think (Blunt) deserves to do any time in prison,” he said.
Grenada Deputy Police Chief George Douglas previously said police conducted an “extensive investigation” before charging Blunt.
Moore said “blatant racism” is the reason Blunt was charged with a crime.
Monday morning Moore said, “The people making the decisions are white. It’s unquestionably related to racism. If this man had been any other color besides black I believe he would be at home, grieving like a normal father and preparing for a funeral.”
Grenada Police Chief Garrett Hartley and Grenada County District Attorney Doug Evans did not return multiple calls seeking comment.
Less than two weeks before Shania’s death, 2-year-old Caroline Bryant died after she was left in a hot car by her mother, who is white. Charges have not been filed related to the toddler’s death.
Heath Hall, spokesperson for the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, said that case would be investigated then handed to the district attorney.
“We said from the very first press conference that we were going to investigate this, hand it over to the district attorney and if the district attorney decides to take it to the grand jury it will go from there,” Hall said.
We are seeing law enforcement and the courts in Mississippi more concerned about the feelings of the perpetrators than the victims.
In Mississippi we’ve seen widespread corruption at the political level during the last primary between Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel. We have seen public officials turn blind eyes to investigating election law crimes being committed. We now see with these two cases of child deaths from hot cars, where law enforcement has no sympathy for the agony a child went through with being trapped in a hot car. We see a politically correct court more concerned with charges of racism than enforcing the law. There needs to be serious laws with serious consequences when it comes to hot car child deaths.
We are living in a country where we are being desensitized and are accepting a culture of death. We are seeing faith leaders claim that Planned Parenthood has done many good things. It’s like saying John William Gacy was a wonderful painter and talented clown that threw many good birthday parties. We no longer see abortion for what it is. The rule of law no longer matters now in Mississippi. The selfish feelings of those who leave their children left to die in hot cars are more important than children who are left to die a painful death in a vehicle that turns into an oven.