Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Society's Child?

Woman Charged With Hurling Baby in Car Seat at Wal-Mart Employee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police have charged a woman who they say used a child car seat with a 2-month-old infant inside to hit a Wal-Mart employee.

Detective Monique Martin said in a news release Monday that Camilla Fields of Memphis, Tenn., was charged with felony child abuse and neglect and assault. Police did not know if she had an attorney.

A police report from the Wednesday incident says Fields was carrying the car seat when she was confronted by a security guard about shoplifting.

Police say Fields threw the seat and ran away, causing the baby to land face down on the pavement. A paramedic treated the baby until the child regained consciousness.

The child's mother, Stacey Cleaves, was also charged with false reporting and child neglect.

One of the first things you look at when assessing a head injury is whether the patient lost consciousness, this can be evidence of a significant injury. Also, this means that she really did throw the car seat, the baby took a pretty good hit.

You have to wonder what the Hell kind of society we have when a woman does something like this. There are so many issues here.

We will dispense with the obvious, shoplifting, I think we have already established that she is a dirt bag so shoplifting is no shock.

She took her newborn baby with her to do it. Most new moms are paranoid to even take their baby to the store when they are this age because they can get sick, this woman took her baby to commit a crime.

She used the baby as a weapon. Faced with a minor misdemeanor for shoplifting, she used her baby to get herself extricated in the hopes of getting away. The callousness here is stunning. It does have to be noted this was a split second decision but any other mother would fight to save her baby's life, it is ingrained in them. A mother will place herself in danger to protect her baby. This woman's first instinct was to use the baby as a means to an end.

Finally, she ran away. She used her child as a weapon and then as the child lie unconscious on the sidewalk, literally possibly dying, she ignored the peril the child was in and ran away to save herself.

This woman has been charged with a felony and hopefully will get a good long time behind bars. Call me skeptical though. While I can't speak for everyone, I assume most have seen too many times in which a mother gets away with a light sentence after a horrendous incident like this. I will carry it further and say I would not be shocked if she is eventually re-united with the child in an attempt to "keep the family together".

We live in a society in which the life of a child has been devalued due to one simple Supreme Court case. Too often judges, maybe even subconsciously, do not seem to punish crimes against children severe enough.

We have seen child molesters freed without prison time, people have visited incredible horrors on children and see short prison sentences, and in the name of keeping a child with it's mother, we have had case after case where a mother regains custody after the worst cases of abuse and neglect.

This is simply a case of reaping what we sow. We cannot say that the life of a child is forfeit at the whim of the mother and still maintain the level of respect for children that we should as a society. We cannot have laws, one of which our President signed as a State Senator, that says it is okay to let a child born alive after abortion lie and gasp for life as the medical providers let it die and still value life.

This woman of course is a deficient human being, devoid of the caring of a mother or even the most rudimentary empathy for her fellow man, so self absorbed that she cannot even protect her own child if it is inconvenient for her.

Look in the mirror though folks, we created her.



Hogday said...

The word `mother` seems to be a massive over-statement of its true meaning, in her case, doesn't it. About time she had the right to use it removed.

Randy said...

Sadly, I agree with everything you said.

Bryan said...

We truly are in perilous times. "For men shall be...Without natural affection" (2Ti 3:1- 3.) This "mother" (among many others) is definitely without natural affection.

I believe that true biblical mentoring has become a broken link among many of our young girls today, which contributes to this problem.

We get a glimpse of this greatly needed mentoring in Titus 2:3, 4: "The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children..."

Gramma 2 Many said...

Have you read my posts concerning a little girl named Poca? It is a case of drug and child abuse where the state is endevoring to return this precious child to her "natural" parents.
I am no longer surprised when I read of these atrocities, I am truly saddened though.

Flavor Country said...

Sadly, this is nothing new. I've seen people used their children as the thief, and even as property to be sold.

My only concern is for the child and what kind of life will it have from now on.

Chuck said...

Hogday, welcome and thanks for stopping by. I agree, she needs to have the child taken away but sadly it may not happen

Randy, thanks

Bryan, mentoring is a problem. What happens in this environment is it's a self-sustaining lifestyle. These traits are learned and passed from generation to generation

Gramma, I have not, wished I had. I do like to see kids returned to their parents when appropriate. Sometimes the mother is just ignorant and needs to be educated to proper child rearing. In some cases though, such as this one (and the one you are chronocling?), the parents simply do not have the basic ability to be responsible for a child and will never have it. The thing that is frustrating is that often times, the attempts to keep the family together are misguided.

Flavor, I have seen it a lot too, more than I want. The problem is that it will continue to happen until society takes a stand. It is amazing how poor of a job we do protecting kids in this country.

da patriot said...

When I was in retail, I had an opportunity to witness a number of shoplifters who used children in their crimes. People stashing merchandise under a sleeping child in a stroller, or actually having a child stuff items in their pockets. These things are symptoms of a society in serious decline, which is of course, the point which you have very poignantly made.

It is the American left which is primarily responsible for this decline. They are the ones practicing nihilism. They are the ones de-valuing human life with the pro-abortion agenda. They are the ones who are engaged in a systematic effort to corrupt our culture. They are the ones praise sinful behavior, and mock righteousness. They are the ones who defend criminals, and persecute, even imprison, those who are faithfully trying to enforce the law. Etc., etc.

They are not doing it because they are misguided, or stupid, or even insane. It is the modus operandi of the Left, it is their path to permanent power. Destroy the society, blame the old system, rebuild it according to the socialist plan.

Brooke said...

I wonder what this beast valued more than her own child's life? A couple of DVD's?


She isn't deficient, she's defective and should be removed from the gene pool, IMO.

cube said...

Pardon my French, but this is one of those WTF stories. What is the world coming to?

Chuck said...

Brooke, instead of propogating right?

Cube, I think this si8tuation calls for a little French

Z said...

we did create her, Chuck.

I sadly created this phrase: "When anything goes, EVERYTHING goes"

Chuck said...

Z, dead on