The following story was recently sent to me as an email, I understand it is being circulated widely.
The email contained a photograph of Antonio West (Santiago), I have not included that photo as I am unsure of its copyright restrictions – unlike many others, I do respect the property rights – including intellectual, of others.
Before including the story in this post, I checked the reports from reputable news sources and it does appear accurate, two black teenagers are awaiting trial for the murder of baby Antonio and the shooting of his mother.
Some media channels are raising as a red flag the allegations that both Antonio’s mother and father were found to have gun shot residue on them. As his mother had been shot herself, that would be understandable. There are possible explanations for residue found on the father but the police are not treating the parents as suspects in the shooting.
The media are also pointing out that the father, Luis Santiago has been arrested for stalking the mother.
Here is the email with my comments at the end:
Hello. Dont recognize me?
Thats OK; I understand.
My name was Antonio West.
I was the 13-month old child who was shot in the face at point-blank range by two black teens, who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot earlier this year.
I think my murder and my mommys wounding made the news for maybe a day, and then disappeared.
A Grand Jury of my mommy’s peers from Brunswick, Georgia ruled the black teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty… too bad it was me who got the death sentence from my killers instead, because Mommy didnt have the money they demanded.
See, my family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder wasnt ruled a hate crime.
Oh, and President Obama didn’t take a single moment to acknowledge my murder.
He couldnt have any children who could possibly look like me – so why should he care?
I’m one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation’s history, but the media didn’t care to cover the story of my being killed in cold blood.
There isnt a white equivalent of Al Sharpton, because if there was he would be branded a racist.
So no ones rushing to Brunswick, Georgia to demonstrate and demand justice for me.
Theres no White Panther party, either, to put a bounty on the lives of the two black teens who murdered me.
I have no voice, I have no representation, and unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller – I no longer have my life.
Isnt this a great country?
So while youre out seeking justice for Trayvon, please remember to seek justice for me.
Tell your friends about me, tell you families, get tee-shirts with my face on them, and make the world pay attention, just like you did for Trayvon.
I wont hold my breath.
I dont have to anymore.
Quite the opposite, attempts to show the victim’s family in an unsavoury light and almost no digging into the alleged murderers backgrounds.
George Zimmerman was doing a job he volunteered for, he believed he acted in accordance with the law and in self-defence.
Little Antonio’s mother was minding her own business and was attacked by criminals. There is absolutely no way for her attackers to claim they were acting in accordance with any law or in self-defence.
Liberal hypocrisy certainly knows no bounds. Enough to make you sick and certainly fear for the future of not just America, but all of the Western World.
Our biggest threat is not Al Qaeda, suicide bombers, home-grown or foreign terrorists, it is from the liberal left and their determination to emasculate, and disarm the population, smother all independent thought and impose nanny state control.
To preserve our communities and our countries, to ensure that our children and grandchildren have the opportunity to live in stable societies where freedom is still cherished, we need to use our powers of discernment and stand up to this wave of propaganda.