Jury Convicts Leilani Neumann

It only took the jury four hours of deliberation to convict Leilani Neumann, mother of Madeline “Kara” Neumann, of second degree reckless homicide in the death of her daughter from untreated diabetes.

I believe in the power of prayer, but I believe that it is supplemental to competent health care. God works with and through our efforts, not in spite of us.

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Posted on May 23, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. This is an outrage. What good is putting this woman in jail for 25 years going to do when her kid is already dead and she poses no further threat to the community? They let pedophile rapists roam the streets seeking whom they may devour and tell them “please let us know when you move,” but this woman for trusting the power of prayer a bit too much gets thrown in a dungeon for 25 years to get raped by radical lesbians in prison? This is VERY wrong. I could understand putting her on probation if she still has any other kids, or possibly (and even this is a stretch and way beyond the power the government should have) a court order to sterilizing her because she has caused a child’s death through negligence, but clearly that also would be INJUSTICE since abortion is allowed and women who MURDER their children in the womb are not forced to be sterilized. I think the only punishment this woman deserves is to live with her guilt. To punish this woman IN ANY WAY for the negligent death of her child is the utmost in hypocrisy so long as abortion is legal, and therefore it is nothing but religious persecution. The judge ought to be put in jail for 25 years for breaking the constitution.

  2. Does anybody agree? (I only post this second comment because I forgot to click the subscription button the first time)

  3. Ultimately a parent is responsible for the well being of their own children and a responsible and just society must uphold that parental responsibility. The woman not seeking medical care for a dying child when that is the obvious remedy is at least guilty of profound neglect and heartless cruelty if not “testing” God as well.

    While the sentence seems a bit harsh for sure, this woman put the judicial system in between a rock and a hard place leaving them little choice but to treat it as a severe (and rightly so) offense. Whenever a child is involved, throw “reason” out the window, the stigma of child abuse itself emboldens jury’s, judges and heart’s alike to seek the maximum “revenge” in the name of the child, right or wrong.

    • Let them round up all the women who have ever had abortions and persecute them first. Then let them persecute this woman. I agree that what this woman did is wrong, and I say she’s an idiot. In fact, I doubt she really loved the kid as much as she claims. And I can’t stand it whenever something bad happens and people say “it must have been God’s will” as if God is constantly willing for evil to happen. But, I am more outraged at the government lately, so I say this is a rallying cry to oppose the injustice of the “justice” system and how it persecutes some and lets others go scott-free. Take the child molestor’s off the street you idiots, and then persecute this woman whose kid is already dead and who is not a danger to society at large.

  4. It’s important to keep in mind when discussing such things that, where we’re concerned we really dont want justice, we want mercy and thankfully mercy triumphs over judgment.

    If we all got what we deserved…we would be nothing but charcoal briquets with lips, lol.

    • The way I look at it, there is no mercy without justice and no justice without mercy. Unless mercy be applied justly, both justice and mercy were dis-served. What I mean is, if you let one murderer off just on a whim and you punish another, you have neither executed justice nor mercy, but only arbitrary tyranny. If you, however, have a rule than in such and such circumstances mercy will be shown to the criminal, and you apply it consistently, then when you apply that rule that application of the rule is justice and the outcome is mercy.

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