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Foster Child's Autopsy Results Released(You Tube)

Naomi Whitecrow, a 2-year-old member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes “died of blunt-force injury to the head, abdomen and extremities.”

Oklahoma woman sentenced in child abuse case

An Indiana pathologist ruled the child died of blunt-force injury to the head, abdomen and extremities. A Texas expert testified neurological problems such as a seizure could have led to her death.

Crossposted at Native American Netroots

Amy Holder, who was her foster mother, only has to pay a fine. No jail time.

Oklahoma woman sentenced in child abuse case

Jurors had recommended no prison time and that she pay a $5,000 fine. The district attorney had hoped for a stiffer punishment.

“It's still legal in Oklahoma to kill an Indian."

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes pushes for prison over child's death

Despite being found guilty of child abuse, the jury recommended a $5,000 fine for Holder. Tribal members say she deserves 25 to 35 years in prison.

The Dominant Culture speaks again.

Naomi had trouble walking, would fall 20 to 30 times a day, repeatedly tried to gobble food whole and would grab stuff from the trash and attempt to eat it, Holder told investigators.

No matter how bad things get. No matter if it’s rape; no matter if it’s extreme poverty; no matter if it’s stealing; no matter if it’s murder or what it is – the dominant culture will find any frivolous reason to deny true justice if it involves American Indians. May Naomi rest in peace.

8:49 PM PT: Thanks to Meteor Blades for finding a video I can embed!

Originally posted to Winter Rabbit on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 08:26 PM PST.

Also republished by Native American Netroots, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, Progressive Hippie, and Oklahoma Roundup.

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