No More Cowardly Silence!

On average a child dies every five weeks as a result of violence in New Zealand

Only three days ago we wrote about Sofia Taueki-Jackson, a precious 12-month-old baby girl who tragically lost her life on the 23rd of May. Her death was ruled a homicide three days after she died. Sofia’s death was caused by horrendous head injuries that had been described as both ‘deliberate’ and ‘catastrophic’ by a neuropathologist professor who had helped with the autopsy. 

One week after her tragic death, the Police began their investigation. Four months later the Police are still continuing to seek the truth, appealing to the public for any information that may help with their investigation. Those who were at the Auckland address the night Sofia was killed remain SILENT. 

Sadly we must write about another precious child who had his little life stolen. Wee 10 month old Poseidyn Hemopo Pickering was rushed to Starship Hospital on the 5th of September and died of life-threatening head injuries the next day. Poseidyn’s injuries were described as “deliberate” and “intentional” by the Police who are investigating this devastating homicide.

Every 8th homicide victim in New Zealand from 2004 to 31 March 2019 was a child

Police are now having to seek the public’s help due to a small number of Poseidyn’s family members who are refusing to speak to the Police. Just like little Sofia’s homicide investigation, those who know the truth continue to remain SILENT!

Sofia and Poseidyn; two vulnerable, precious babies tragically died due to intentional, cowardly violence. Sofia and Poseidyn both deserved so much more. They should have been protected. They should have been safe. They should have had the right to live! 

The Right to Silence MUST be removed in all cases of child abuse. As adults we are our children’s’ voices. If any adult is capable of such horrific, devastating violence especially towards our most vulnerable of all victims, they MUST lose the right to silence! Our children need our protection, not cowardly silence! 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/122834856/auckland-baby-homicide-oranga-tamariki-tipped-off-shortly-before-poseidyns-death

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