A Stunning Atrocity


I don’t know why I didn’t hear about this story earlier, but it might have been because I was out of the country when the event took place, in June. For those of you who don’t know, here is the story paraphrased from what I read on longislandwins:

The leader of a a splinter-group of the Minutemen, Shawna Forde(regular armed citizens who see the need to physically defend the border from whatever comes across), and two other men broke into a house of a known drug trafficker to steal money to fund their border defense activities. Shawna and co. did much more than steal–they murdered Raul Flores and and his 10–year-old daughter, Brisenia. The three perpetrators also attempted to kill Raul’s wife, but did not succeed. The picture of Raul and Brisenia is above.
Today, news was revealed that the death penalty will be sought in the trial of Shawna Forde, Jason Eugene Bush, and Albert Robert Gaxiola.
This was not a random act of violence. The latter is cruel and horrible, but this type of crime was much more diabolical. The alleged main perpetrator, Shawna Forde, was heavily involved in a political mission–namely to defend the border and stop illegal immigration. This women was so invested in this activity, she thought it was ok to fund her operation from breaking into a house and siphoning off money from the ill-gotten proceeds of drug trafficking. Aside from the perpetrators'(at least two of them) sure racism, what would make these people commit an act of such stupitidy and fatal results. Let’s do some analsysis.
A reasonable human would not break into a house–fully armed–and try to steal from a known drug trafficker. What else could result but bloodshed? Were these people so blinded by their perverted, narrow vision of defending the border at all costs, even at the cost of a beautiful 10 year old girl? Yes, they were. A young girl was murdered for a political idea. A hateful political idea. I can’t help but think that there is much more to this than a couple of extreme individuals. I have listened to people like Michael Savage. They spout hate through the airwaves. That hate trickles down to people, like Shawna, who are just unstable enough to act on that hate. And that happened here. I hope the Becks’, Dobbs’, and Savages of this world have Brisenia’s image burned into their heads while they struggle to fall into sleep each night. Bastards.

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