Family Calls for Justice
The child’s family does not understand why no one is in jail after her death was ruled a homicide. “I want him locked up,” Britt Williams-Nelson said, who is the child’s paternal grandmother. “I want the police to be over here and see him and take him into custody … It’s been ruled a homicide. Why is no one in jail?” she demanded. “I want justice for Jah’Niyah,” she said. “The person that did this to Jah’Niyah? I want to see them behind bars for what they did to my granddaughter.”
Kashairah said she left her daughter at her father’s house Friday night. She said she left work early Saturday, “haunted by an eerie feeling,” states the Tribune article. When authorities told her about her daughter’s death, “They told me my baby was gone, just gone,” she said. When asked by reporters if she had ever worried about her father’s two pit bulls, Gardner shook her head through tears. Gardner said her daughter “was attached to them, and they was attached to her.” – DogsBite.org
factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 370 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data by breed. In the last 8-year period of the CDC study (1991 to 1998), pit bulls averaged 3 deaths per year. From 2011 to 2018, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 25.5 deaths per year, an increase of over 740%.
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