Justice for Naomi Whitecrow
  • Petitioned Chuck Burtcher

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor , Guthrie Oklahoma
Chuck Burtcher
Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice
Thomas E Perez
Oklahoma State Senate
Oklahoma State House
Oklahoma-05
Gov. Mary Fallin

Justice for Naomi Whitecrow

    1. Petition by

      Rosemary Stephens

      Concho, OK

Naomi Whitecrow, a beautiful 2-year old Native American Child who belonged to The Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribes died in the custody of her second foster parent, Amy L. Holder in Logan County, OK on January 20, 2009.

Forensics experts were called in to investigate and determined the child died of blunt force injury to the head, abdomen and extremities. Autopsy photographs showed multiple marks, injuries and scars throughout her body, according to an affidavit.

Amy Holder, was found guilty of felony child abuse to Naomi Whitecrow in November, 2011.

The jury’s recommended punishment? A $5,000 fine. 

Is that what the life of a Native American child is worth? We believe a child's life is worth more than $5,000.  

We are asking Oklahoma lawmakers to protect other Native American children like Naomi by passing Naomi’s Law, which would require a minimum of five years in prison for any conviction of felony child abuse. It would also allow judges to change sentences should they not feel that the jury recommendation is enough.

Native American families deserve justice and the same rights to the service and protection from law enforcement in their towns, counties, and states.

Please sign and share this petition and help us honor and remember Naomi.

Naomi’s Law Reads:

Any parent or other person who shall willfully or maliciously engage in child abuse shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a felony punishable by a MINIMUM OF 5 YEARS IN PRISON UP TO LIFE AND/OR BY A FINE OF NOT LESS THAN $5,000 NOR MORE THAN $10,000. As used in this subsection, “child abuse” means the willful or malicious abuse, as defined by paragraph 1 of subsection B of Section 7102 of this title, of a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another, or the act of willfully or maliciously injuring, torturing or maiming a child under eighteen (18) years of age by another.

Where the jury finds a verdict of guilty, and fails to agree on the punishment to be inflicted or does not declare such punishment by their verdict, the court shall assess and declare the punishment and render the judgment accordingly. IN ALL CASES WHERE A JURY FINDS A VERDICT OF GUILTY THE PRESIDING JUDGE MAY AND CAN INCREASE THE PUNISHMENT ABOVE THE PUNISHMENT RENDERED BY A JURY.

To find out more information about Naomi’s story and Naomi’s Law visit:

 

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Update 23 Oct: Fair Justice for Naomi

      Jonathan Eveleigh
      Petition Organizer

      Thank You for signing Naomi´s petition. In just one week over 750 petition signatures! Naomi is helping us know family is stronger than what keeps us apart.

      On 7 November Amy Holder is expecting to hand over her cheque and go home.
      We say no – that is not fair justice. Can you help us reach at least 2,000 signatures before Nov 4?

      Please share widely on your friends pages and community groups.
      http://www.change.org/petitions/justice-for-naomi-whitecrow

      Send this Letter to Honorable Judge Kistler
      http://www.c-a-tribes.org/letter-to-the-judge

      Give Naomi a voice at the "Campaign Justice for Naomi Rally" Nov. 2nd organized by Ms. Stephens at the state capitol building on the South Plaza in Oklahoma City for (11AM - 3PM).
      Wear a white ribbon.

      Logan County Courthouse on Nov. 7th in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Let Guthrie feel the presence of Indian People and know the world is watching.

      See event updates below:

    3. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Kari Ann Boushee SIOUX FALLS, SD
      • over 1 year ago

      Because this is a sweet child and justice was not served, and i believe it is because this is a native child.

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    • jessie hunter PORTERVILLE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      im a mother of 3..and its very important to me i dont understand how thease sad exscuse of adults can keep get off on hurting thease children ..there not getting justice all there getting is a slap on the hand and set free to do it again..we need justice to be served ..let the children be at peace .no baby deserves this no matter what .

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    • Shokio Peyron PORTERVILLE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      This is important to me because i am also native american, This little girl did not deserve to die, And amy holder needs to get a slap in the face!

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    • Denise Hunter PORTERVILLE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Justice for Baby Naomi Whitecrow

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    • Gloria Kersh KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Every child deserves a happy childhood, free of needless pain and suffering. AND to kill a child and have a recommended punishment of $5,000's in fine... are you KIDDING me!!! Stand up and give this child the deserved justice she is due!

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