Finding purpose through pain, the mother of Saniyah Nicholson, the 9-year-old girl killed by a wayward bullet earlier this summer, is working with the newly-formed Black Cuyahoga CountyWomen Commission of to draft legislation that would hold parents accountable for the actions of their children.
The proposed legislation, dubbed “Saniyah’s Law”, could leave parents financially and legally liable if their children commit a crime.Nicholson, an honor roll student, was sitting in her mother’s car near Lee Road and Cloverside Avenue on June 20th when she was mortally wounded by a stray bullet.
Dozens of rounds were fired by several men who were involved in a running gun battle in broad daylight. A total of six males were charged in connection with Saniyah’s death. Three of them were juveniles.
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