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Came across this on another site and thought I would share it. You won't recognize me. My name was Antonio ...


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Old 07-17-2013, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Came across this on another site and thought I would share it.

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 Treyvon, 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 Treyvon.=
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That was a great read....... troubling to imagine what kind of mind would do such a thing. Things are getting worse day by day. I was watching TV and some news channel was talking about a movie about the guy who got shot by transit cop in NY and was referencing the movie and trayvon martins case?????WTF
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...and some people still wonder why we would even consider carrying a firearm.

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Yeap, and those are the people who are gonna come running to anyone they know has a weapon when SHTF... I have 2 friends that live very close to me who are like me, multiple pistols,ARs, and shotguns... we have a plan to get together when SHTF. Not IF it happens, its WHEN it happens. I'm not really a prepper but I have enough ammo and guns to protect my family, which is all that matters to me. I got my father a shotgun for his house awhile back in case anything happens until I can get to him, I also am training my mother firearm safety and shooting. She used to be not a gun lover but I have changed her mind. Every time something bad happens in our area I let her know that they could have been the victims.
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