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There's another infamous shooting of a nine-year-old girl that is making headlines this week in Tucson. This time, we wonder if the rest of the media will bother to cover it.The little girl's name was Brisenia Flores. She lived near the border with her parents and sister outside the town of Arivaca, Arizona. On May 30 of 2009, a woman named Shawna Forde, who led an offshoot unit of Minutemen who ran armed border patrols for patriotic "fun". Forde's gang had decided to go "operational," which meant they concocted a scheme to raid drug smugglers and take their money and drugs and use it to finance a border race war and "start a revolution against the government". They targeted the Flores home, which had neither money nor drugs, based on dubious information. They convinced Flores to let them in by claiming to be law-enforcement officers seeking fugitives, then shot him point-blank in the head when he questioned them and wounded his wife, Gina Gonzalez. And then, while she pleaded for her life, they shot Brisenia in cold blood in the head. (Her sister, fortunately, was sleeping over at a friend's.)
To my politicians, civilians,
who believe it is within their rights to define what physical body is illegal
and which is not
we are the same, even down to the molecular level
made of molecules,
We have the same tissues
We are organisms, belonging to populations,
living in communities,
part of ecosystems
Every single one of us
will lay our head down in the biosphere tonight
Invaded by a bullet shell
now a lifeless shell
Her mother wounded by the same hand, not just a gun, but hate from my
Have you ever heard the guttural cry of a woman whose daughter has been slaughtered?
My politicians, civilians,
who believe it is within their rights to define whether
Gonzalez, Lopez, Manzera, Escobedo Aguilar, Diaz, Ruiz, Torres, Martinez, Sanchez, Ramirez, Rojo, Alvarez, Delgado, Ortega, Mendez, Garcia, Urbina Rodriguez, Trejo, Perez, Reyes, Ramos, Vargas, Soto, Vasquez, Rivera
You told us SB 1070 was to protect USA safety
You tell us The Others are dangerous
Then tell me why you have bloodshed on your hands
Not only Bresenia's- every body breathless at the hands of your hate
if it's illegal it must not have been BLOOD
illegal blood is NO BLOOD
if she's illegal there was no MURDER
there was no murder.
BROWN BLOOD IS NO BLOOD
Murdered? Blood is supposed to be RED
But if you watch, after it ages, after it dries, after she is buried,
it turns brown
But all we hear of,
on television, in the newspapers,
is Red Blood. Legal Blood.
BREAKING NEWS: RED BLOOD KILLED BY BROWN BLOODED DRUG SMUGGLERS. RED BLOOD HAVE NO SAFETY NO MORE. BROWN BLOOD ES ILEGAL Y MURDERS!
Soon our children will say,
What is that?