Target: West Haven Police Department
Goal: To ensure that a mother who physically abused her infant daughter receives mental health treatment instead of a jail sentence.
Twenty-year-old Kellie Park is being held in prison in West Haven, Connecticut after she videotaped herself abusing and tormenting her 10-month-old daughter. Park sent the tape to the child’s father, her now ex-boyfriend, along with several disturbing text messages, including one that reads, “I love abusing your kid!” The video shows Park pouring food on her child, kicking her, pushing a baby gate on top of her, shaking her crib until she falls out, and shouting comments that can only be described as emotional abuse. The 10-month-old screams and cries throughout the tape.
Park faces 14 years in prison for these despicable crimes, and she is currently being charged with third degree assault, second degree threatening, risk of injury, and cruelty to persons. A clue to the incentive behind these actions could be the statement she made to her child in the video: “Don’t you get it? Your father doesn’t care so guess what, I’m not gonna care.” Whether or not Park is desperately seeking attention from her ex-boyfriend, this mentally ill woman needs professional help instead of jail time.
Sign the petition now to request Park’s necessary and immediate placement in a rehabilitation center where she will get the help that she needs and eventually see the seriousness of her crimes.
Dear West Haven Police Department,
I write in regard to Kellie Park, the 20-year-old mother who videotaped herself abusing her 10-month-old daughter. Currently she is being charged with third degree assault and second degree threatening and faces up to 14 years in prison for her crimes, but I would like to suggest another option for her future.
I have to stress that a woman that abuses her child is not emotionally healthy and needs to be treated for a mental instability. Recovery will not necesarily come out of fourteen years in prison, so instead of jail time, I recommend that this abusive mother gets sent to a rehabilitation center so she can receive professional help. The idea is not to reward her for her crimes, but to prevent her from repeating her actions ever again. Rehab will accomplish this goal more than any number of years in jail ever would.
Please consider placing Park in the nearest rehabilitation center immediately, for her sake and for the sake of her child.
[Your Name Here]