I have attached below an e-mail that I received that points out the hypocracy of the media and our politicians. The death of a young person is a terrible thing, but to use it for gain is heartless. The politicians use race to galvanize the black community to assure their vote. The community leaders use it to get donations and continue their lifestyle. The media uses it to boost viewer ratings and higher advertisement. And the people are led to destroy themselves by wanting to destroy others. When people turn their back on God and morality they’ll accept anything as truth, and, in the process, destroy themselves and those around them. Don’t believe the politicians, the media, or community leaders. Trust in God, rather than you own understanding or anyone else’s. Mourn every death, and mourn the absence of truth in our society.
Read and weep for this child and his family! Other than one short news item when the incident occurred, this child’s case has been forgotten by the media! Where is the outrage over the circumstances of his death?
Why don’t you know me? Could it be my skin color…..
You won’t recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at point blank range by two teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot. A Grand Jury of my mommy’s peers from Brunswick GA determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty…too bad I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless.
My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much as a single moment to acknowledge my murder.
I am one of the youngest murder victims in our great Nation’s history, but the media doesn’t care to cover the story of my tragic demise, President Obama has no children who could possibly look like me – so he doesn’t care and the media doesn’t care because my story is not interesting enough to bring them ratings so they can sell commercial time slots.
There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there was he would be declared racist, so there is no one rushing to Brunswick GA to demand justice for me. There is no White Panther party to put a bounty on the lives of those 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.
So while you are seeking justice for Trayvon, please remember to seek justice for me too. 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