DAVIERE BRYANT BEATEN BY MOTHER, DALISHIA SALTER, AND LEFT ON THE BACK PORCH CRYING AND COLD ~ CCA0193 ~ UPDATED 05.16.2015
DAVIERE BRYANT BEATEN BY MOTHER AND LEFT ON BACK PORCH CRYING AND COLD
This case leaves me with a broken heart and a thirst for justice. It has taken me a while to even post anything about this case because it just hurts me to my core. I will warn everybody that the pictures and video below are graphic and do show this baby boy after he was beaten.
Daviere Bryant was 11 months old when his mother, Dalishia Salter, severely beat the little man and left him outside on the porch in frigid temperatures next to the trash. Daviere was found by his father, David Bryant who actually videotaped finding his son. In the video you can hear him crying in shock and horror as he sees the condition his baby has been left in. I’ll let you all watch the video before continuing:
Pretty heart breaking, I know. So here is where I begin to really lose my shit. Salter’s lawyer, Blaine Jones, actually made this statement shortly after the beating took place:
“We maintain that nothing has ever been done at the hands of Dalishia, any type of wrong doing to Daviere. She loves her son, never been in any type of trouble with her son. She has no adult convictions, nothing like that. I mean this is an upstanding young woman.”
I have never wanted to punch someone in the throat so badly. Jones – tell me this – does her clearly saying in the video after David confronts her – “I don’t care, I’ll kill him” sound like something an upstanding young woman would so callously state?? And how about the explanation of why the baby was found alone, sobbing in pain on the porch?? Do you sleep well at night knowing you defend monsters that attack tiny, innocent and defenceless children??
The video taken does not lie and clearly shows her true colors. In the video you can hear the exchange between Salter and David.
“Open the door, yo,” Bryant says in the video, audibly weeping as his son begins to cry. “My son, yo. … Open the door, yo, you hurt my son, yo. Open the door, yo.”
Salter, who is the boy’s mother, opens the door, and she and Bryant argue.
“You beat my son like that, yo? You hit my son like that, yo? What the fuck is wrong with you?” he says.
Salter repeatedly tells Bryant to “get out my crib” and says, “I told you to get him.”
David had hidden his phone recording the exchange in Daviere’s car seat. When David tells Salter she is being recorded she doesn’t care and heads to the bathroom to retrieve her wig from the toilet (What the ……. ???).
Alright, let’s start at the beginning. On September 13, 2014, David called 911 and police responded to a domestic abuse and possible child abuse report. When they arrived, they found Daviere laying on the bed bruised and bloody.
Daviere was brought to the hospital where it was determined that not only was the little man suffering massive bruising, two black eyes, cuts under his nose and a tear inside his mouth caused by an object being shoved in with ‘great force’, – he was also suffering from injuries and bruises in various stages of healing, meaning that this perfect little baby was being abused for some time before the final beating. Salter attempted to first say that these injuries were the result of the little boy falling or bumping into things, which medical professionals quickly stated was not consistent with the severity of the baby’s injuries.
Daviere was placed in foster care after he was released from the hospital. (At this point I am not clear on if he remains in foster care or has been returned to his father – if anyone knows, please do share)
Now Daviere’s father, David, actually turned himself in to police after Salter made accusations that he was the one that caused Daviere’s injuries when the doctors and police weren’t buying her story about Daviere’s injuries being from falling and bumping into things. A judge quickly dropped all charges against David and he was cleared of any wrong doing in the beating of his baby boy. Jones (I am coming to despise this man) claimed that “David had broken into her home and had assaulted her. She is a victim of domestic violence and I’m not just saying that, charges were filed against that other young man. Dalishia was doing everything in her power that evening to not only protect herself, but to protect her son.” He went on to say “She’s completely heartbroken about everything that has happened. It’s a very emotionally charged case. I mean, that’s her child and she loves him dearly.” Enough to say “I don’t care, I’ll kill him”, oh the love from a parent.
Salter also claimed that David “has been harassing and stalking” her and “threatened to kill me and anyone I was with”. She attempted to point the finger at David saying that she and Daviere had been asleep in the bed when David shoved his way in, walked into her room and pushed a flat screen TV off the bedroom dresser, which then struck Daviere. She then said she had placed Daviere in his car seat and left him outside to pack some things to leave.
You see, what really happened was Salter viciously beat her son, and then sent David a text message telling him to come get his son on the back porch, because she had just beat his son and he was outside on the porch bleeding. In fact – the text message read:
“Beat df out ya son big ass knot bleedn putn him outside u want dat piece of shit take em cuz bet ima kill em bitch!!!! He will be outside bitch. On god! Prob die n too idgaf FUCK YOU AND HIM STG BETTER TAKE HIM TO DA.”
Now I want to be clear here, David has a past of charges that are serious, and while I believe he needs to be held accountable for his actions, I also don’t believe that it is a reason to let Salter beat an innocent baby simply because we don’t like his father’s past. In April of 2013, a judge ordered that David have no contact with Salter for 3 years after he did not appear at a court hearing. He also had a warrant from March 2014 for trespassing and disorderly conduct charges and another warrant from April 2014 for charges that include sexual assault and burglary. I don’t have any information regarding these charges, but will do a little more digging to see if I can’t find more information.
Salter has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, making terroristic threats, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment and lying to authorities making false reports.
There are so many things about this case that just make me want to hide in bed and cry. This beautiful little boy was beaten over a long period of time by his useless bitch of a mother. She seems to lack any ability to be empathetic and just tries to manipulate a system which so far as seen through her flaky claims and arrogant attitude. I am so thankful that Daviere is now safe, and that by all accounts will not have any lasting physical effects. But this story is far from over.
At the current time, the DA is considering a plea bargain with Salter which would leave her only being sentenced to 2 years probation – a deal that is more of a slap in the face to Daviere than justice. With her current charges she is potentially facing 20 years in prison, and she needs to serve those 20 years. This wasn’t a onetime situation – this is a onetime caught on video situation after the many months of abuse Daviere suffered. This little man needs us to be his voice. He needs us to stand up and say we will not accept anything short of justice, nor will we allow his abuser to get off with beating him and leaving him out in the cold. So it’s time to rally family and take this little man under our wings. We won’t allow this little man to walk away forgotten and with no justice, he is now one of our own.