I don’t even know where to begin, I am that perplexed.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman whose fetus died after she was shot in a fight has been charged with manslaughter, while the woman accused of shooting her has been freed.
Marshae Jones, 28, was indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury Wednesday. She was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during a December altercation regarding the fetus’s father, authorities said.
Jemison was initially charged with manslaughter, but the same grand jury declined to indict her after police said an investigation determined Jones started the fight, and Jemison ultimately fired the fatal shot in self-defense.
So, two women were fighting over a man; the same man that helped get the woman pregnant who was shot and later charged with manslaughter for getting into a physical altercation whereas she was shot by the other party. The other party was arrested and charged with manslaughter but a Grand Jury declined to indict her after the police report concluded that the pregnant woman had started the fight.
Let me get this straight, two women were fighting, one was pregnant and one was not. The one who was not pregnant was getting her ass kicked by a pregnant woman and so she took out a gun and shot the pregnant woman in the stomach, killing her unborn child. The woman who pulled out a gun and used it to shoot the woman she was fighting with was arrested, charged with manslaughter and was released because a Grand Jury declined to indict her based on a police summary report on the incident. The woman who was shot and lost her baby is behind bars, indicted for killing her own baby even though she did not shoot herself in the stomach, the person she was fighting with did the shooting.
The police report states that the women were fighting over the ‘fetus’s father’. Okay, so let’s take this even further and indict the ‘fetus’s father’ for putting the ‘fetus’ in the woman’s belly in the first damn place. I mean, she would not have been pregnant if a MAN had not impregnated her. If we are to hold women responsible for having ‘fetuses’ in their belly, then let us include the male in this since the woman could not get pregnant all by her lonesome. Drag the damn man to jail and indict him for his part in why his ‘fetus’ is dead especially since I am quite sure that we can conclude from the fact that two women were fighting over a man, that both were having a relationship with the man who, apparently, was trying to get another woman ‘with fetus’.
What is happening to women, especially Black women is even worse than what went down during the Salem Witch trials and so is it really 2019 and not 1692?
Let’s take this even further. If a pregnant woman forgets to look before crossing the street and gets hit by a car and ‘the fetus’ dies, she is going to get charged with manslaughter because she failed to properly protect ‘the fetus’. She can end up with a breathing tube and paralyzed from the waist down and she will still face a manslaughter charge for killing her ‘fetus’.
And what about if a pregnant woman is cleaning a gun, it accidentally goes off and she shoots herself in the stomach and the ‘fetus’ dies, she will be charged with manslaughter.
I also suspect that if a pregnant woman goes jogging and forgets to tie her shoestrings and she trips over them, falls down and her ‘fetus’ dies from the impact, she will be indicted for manslaughter since she did not properly protect her ‘fetus’ from harm or injury when she neglected to tie her shoe strings.
Let’s say a pregnant woman is in the kitchen cooking and she accidentally spills some water on the floor and forgets about it. She then comes back into the kitchen and slips on the spilled water, falls down hard and her ‘fetus’ dies, she will then be charged with manslaughter because she failed to properly protect her ‘fetus’ from harm or injury by her failure to remember that she had previously spilled water on the floor.
Let’s say a pregnant woman goes grocery shopping and she reaches up on the top shelf to grab a can of peaches and inadvertently brings down the entire shelf of canned peaches, thus crushing her stomach and causing her ‘fetus’ to die, she will be charged with manslaughter because she failed to properly protect her ‘fetus’ from harm or injury by not being careful when reaching on the top shelf for a can of peaches.
Is anyone getting the picture of how ridiculous this shit really is? They are now coming up with laws that don’t even make sense and that shit is sticking. Where will it end if this shit is not reined in? Why are women having to take this shit from men who play a role in helping a woman conceive a child, but his due diligence stops there; his culpability stops there. His responsibility stops after he has exploded his sperm inside a female and so the sole responsibility for a ‘fetus’ is on the woman who CANNOT have a baby all by her lonesome.
And guess who is voting in these stupid, misogynist assholes who are hell bent on taking women back to the 1600s with these draconian laws? White women, who then screech and wail over the fucked up laws their ‘men’ place on the goddamn books! And guess who are overwhelmingly being fucked up by these vicious laws that make no sense whatsoever? Black women.
Sometimes, I just want to take myself into the woods some goddamn where and erect a tent and be done with this so-called civilized society that is anything but! What the hell??!!! What happened to sanity? What happened to reason, rationality; shit that makes sense? We have not evolved. We are devolving, but into what? I don’t even want to know! For the love of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!