SMH: Former Ohio Cheerleader Found Not Guilty Of Murdering And Burying Newborn Daughter

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Former Ohio Teenager Acquitted On Charges Of Murdering Her Newborn baby

20-year old Brooke Skylar Richardson was found not guilty on Friday after being accused of killing her newborn baby and burying her in the backyard. The former Ohio cheerleader was acquitted on three serious charges, including aggravated murder and involuntary manslaughter — however, the jury did find her guilty of gross abuse of a corpse which carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison.

According to reports, the defense team argued during the trial that Richardson, who was a high school cheerleader at the time, was scared because the baby, which she named Annabelle, was stillborn. Meanwhile, prosecutors suggested that Richardson killed her baby and then buried the body in the backyard of her family’s home in Carlisle, Ohio days after her high school prom because she did not want to “ruin her perfect life”.

Assistant prosecutor Steven Knippen said in court:

“Shortly, after murdering her daughter and placing her daughter in the dirt, and not even having the decency to cover it with a blanket, she sent two elated text messages: My belly is back, my belly is back.”

The shocking verdict came after an eight-day trial during which jurors had to decide whether Richardson was just a frightened 17-year old who experienced a stillbirth or “a cold-blooded murderer”; and they chose the latter. The young defendant was sentenced to three years of basic supervision but will serve no more jail time. As part of the sentence she was set to spend seven days in the county jail, but Warren County Judge Donald Oda II credited her with time already served.

Meanwhile, there are women of color sitting in jail for crimes they actually didn’t do. SMH. This story totally reeks of White privilege.

Jesus Take The Wheel: Ohio School Officials In Trouble After 1st Graders Stole Gun From Safety Case

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1st Graders Take School Gun After Seeing The Case Was Unlocked

According to The Huffington Post, Ohio school officials were shocked when they discovered that two first graders got their hands on a gun intended for school safety from an unlocked box in an administrative office.

The 6-year-old students reportedly managed to snag a gun belonging to the transportation director. She left her gun in a a case (unlocked)  in her office near Highland Elementary School in Sparta — along with her grandson and the first grade daughter of an assistant — as she went to use the bathroom for a minute. When the director returned, the gun was on a desk and the two children were playing nearby as if nothing happened.

The school superintendent assumed the children had removed the gun and were holding it before they put the weapon down. He said he became “physically sick” when he heard what had happened. “People were horrified, ” he added.

The transportation director was removed from the school’s concealed weapons program and suspended without pay for three days, according to the newspaper.

 

SMH: Multiple States Pass The “Heartbeat Bill” Officially Banning Abortions After 6 Weeks

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Ohio Governor Signs Heartbeat Bill Restricting Abortion

According to ABC News, Ohio has now added itself to a growing list of states that have signed a ban on abortions after a heartbeat can be detected.

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed the extremely controversial ban, which is one of the most stringent in the country, earlier this week. Similar bills were almost pushed through in Ohio in the past, but the state’s last Republican governor, John Kasich, vetoed those saying that they were unconstitutional.

“The essential function of government is to protect the most vulnerable among us, those who do not have a voice,” said Gov. DeWine about signing the bill. “Government’s rule should be to protect life from the beginning to the end, to protect those who cannot protect themselves. … The signing of this bill today is consistent with that respect for life.”

The abortion ban is said to take effect once a detectable heartbeat — which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy when some women may not know that they are pregnant — has been challenged in a number of other states.

As soon as DeWine signed the Ohio bill into law, the state’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced that they will be challenging it in court.

“This legislation is blatantly unconstitutional and we will fight to the bitter end to ensure that this bill is permanently blocked,” said Freda Levenson, the legal director of the ACLU of Ohio, in a statement. “SB 23 is one of the most aggressive, oppressive, and radical attacks against women ever seen in this state and this country.”