Babies are flying out the windows as fast as they can make them in New York City!
What’s up with these mothers?
Did they not get instruction manuals with those little mounds of flesh they rubbed out their birth canals? Is this a group mania thing that’s going on in the Big Apple?
First, there was the case of 21-year-old Rashida Chowdhury from Queens. Chowdhury told police that her 3-week-old son, Rizwan, was possessed by demons and she had no choice but to throw him to his death from her 4th floor window on August 7. Postpartum depression is the default suspicion, of course. What else? Postpartum depression is the great cop-out of modern motherhood’s inability to take responsibility for anything. Chowdhury has been charged with 2nd degree murder for her little matriarchal exorcist act.
And then, nearly two months later, Jennifer Berry, 33, from Yonkers, dispatched her little rug ratgirl out a Bronx 7th story window on September 28. She apparently hid her pregnancy from her boyfriend and appeared to further attempt to keep the act going by throwing her daughter out a window despite the fact the attached umbilical cord just might have been a dead giveaway. Out of sight, out of mind is how some mothers seem to roll. It’s sure beginning to look a little like mass hysteria. These events are splashed across the sensationalist print news organs in New York. Berry’s aims appear to be a little more mundane and less dogmatic than Chowdhury’s.
And now, the reason these 2 baby-tossing events have captured the public eye is because a third baby has now been tossed to her death from a window in New York. This round’s pitcher was 27-year-old Tenisha Fearon, who attracted the aghast attention of neighbors when she dangled her 6-month-old daughter out a 6th-floor-window in the Bronx today. As if to punctuate the horror of her threats, witnesses said Fearon was yelling, “I’m going to throw her. We’re all gonna die!” in the moments before her infant daughter did, in fact, die from the fall. Of the three mothers involved in these incidents, Fearon appears to be the most “unhinged,” although, frankly, when speaking of such filicide, must we spend time splitting hairs about “less” or “more” unhinged?