Why Won’t Obama Talk About This Black Teenager?

By Dave Gibson
Published in The Social Contract
Volume 24, Number 1 (Fall 2013)
Issue theme: "Stolen lives"

Throughout much of the last year, President Obama has been busy stirring up racial animus in an effort to take the focus off of his own, dismal job performance. He along with a handful of professional race baiters now hold up the image of Trayvon Martin as some kind of angelic being, who was only preoccupied with munching on Skittles.

While we now know, that narrative could not be farther from the truth, Obama continues to push it. As usual, this president is on the wrong side of the history.

If Obama really wanted to unite the nation against senseless violence, he would be discussing the following case...

In March 2008, as 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw was walking home, Pedro Espinoza, an illegal alien gang member, pulled alongside the teenager, and asked him what gang he was in. According to witnesses, the high school football standout did not answer him; he did not answer because he had no part of gang life.

Espinoza then opened fire on Jamiel, killing him only feet away from his house. His father actually heard the gunshots that would take his son from his side forever. At the time of his murder, Jamiels mom, Anita Shaw, was deployed in Iraq with the U.S. Army. She returned home for his funeral.

In May 2012, Espinoza was found guilty of first degree murder and is currently sitting on Californias death row.

Because Los Angeles is a sanctuary city for illegal aliens, even violent gang members such as Espinoza are all too often placed back into the communities they terrorize, rather than turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation.

The Shaw family continues to fight for the passage of Jamiels Law, which would force Los Angeles law enforcement to crack down upon and target illegal alien gang members, much the same way the Shaw family and many others believe that those same illegal aliens are now targeting the black residents of L.A.

In late 2010, this writer spoke with Jamiels aunt, Althea Rae Shaw, who said of her nephew:
I just miss him so much, he loved his country and he was so proud that his mom was serving in Iraqhe couldn't wait to see her come home.

We need a city council geared to protecting American citizens, instead of illegal aliens. We need public officials who will stop bowing down to illegal aliens. Jamiel Shaw was not a gang member, nor was he on suspension from school when he was murdered, he did not use drugs, he did not burglarize homes, and he did spew racist epithets, because he had a good, Christian family.

Jamiel was simply a good kid with a very bright future, loved by a strong familya family who still loves him and who still fights for him.

Of course, Obama would have us believe that illegal aliens are simply here to work and somehow have a right to be here, and the story of a 17-year-old man who was murdered by one of Obamas chosen people, simply does not fit into his agenda.

About the author

Dave Gibson, a former legislative aide to a Virginia state senator, has been working as a freelance writer for many years. His work has been published in many newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Times.

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