Many within the Latino community have been following the Brisenia Flores murder case closely. I had intended on blogging about it earlier, but time and other tasks prevented me from doing so. A few years ago, 9 year old Brisenia Flores was shot point blank in her home by some Minutemen. It is an absolutely sickening case, and for me, this serves as an example of what can happen with civilians decide to take immigration enforcement into their own hands.
Today justice has been served with Shawna Forde, the mastermind behind the home invasion and killing, being convicted of two counts of first degree murder.
Over the weekend, Presente.org started a poster campaign to raise awareness of the Brisenia Flores murder case. I would encourage you to print out the poster that Presente has made available to help raise awareness about the Flores murder case and to let people know that we are paying attention to what happens with crime perpetrated against Latinos. All too often, our children don’t receive the high profile media attention that say a Christina Greene or JonBenet Ramsey receives. Descanse en paz Brisenia.