Skip to comments.Justice for Jamiel
Posted on 05/11/2012 12:32:44 PM PDT by OddLane
Even as California increasingly seems intent upon sinking into the abyss, there is some encouraging news to report from the Golden State. Most of you are familiar with the tragic story of Jamiel Shaw Jr., a bright, energetic young student-athlete from Los Angeles who was indiscriminately killed by a criminal alien while his mother was serving her country overseas. After four painful years of pursuing justice, the Shaw family can now take some comfort in the knowledge that the illegal alien gangbanger who murdered their son has been convicted by a California jury.
I urge you all to listen to the reaction of Jamiel Shaws father to the verdict, which cant possibly repair the psychic trauma of losing not only his namesake, but his link to the future. The Shaw family has doggedly fought against the institutional politics of a city that joyfully clings to its status as the capital of the third world by attempting to pass Jamiels Law, which would have amended Special Order 40-the directive that allowed the murderer of Jamiel Shaw Jr. to roam Los Angeles without any fear of apprehension and deportation.
The fact that the political class has refused to adopt this measure does not mean the threat from illegal aliens in the City of Angels has abated. To the contrary, the systemic targeting of black individuals by primarily Mexican and Central American gang members continues to plague Southern California.
To get an idea of how pervasive this crime pandemic is, I recommend reading The Mexican Mafia by Tony Rafael, which chronicles the rise to power of the most ubiquitous criminal syndicate in the state of California.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Shaw family as it continues to struggle for justice and fights for the memory of its beloved son and nephew, Jamiel Shaw Jr. As we enter the sentencing phase of this trial, we can only hope that this capital crime is punished with the harshest sentence available.
I taught Jamiel for over three months as a Long Term Sub while finishing my Doctorate at USC...I found him well spoken and polite to all. He was not a Gang member nor did he try to be like one. like most children in certain areas of Los Angeles, he grew up around them. He did speak and sometimes converse as a friend who knew and grew up with them. I grew up in LosAngeles and attended Crenshaw High school. I had several people on my block that were members of a Gang; my best friend who I had known since kindergarten joined a gang when we were 9th graders . I still spoke to him, waved everytime I saw him and would often go to family functions when invited. I never went to gang meetings or partied with him because i knew it was a dangerous act. As Jamiel, i knew how to seperate a friendly gesture from gang association. Jamiel was recieving offers from schools like Stanford, Berkley, ASU and several bigten schools who were impressed by his Academics as well as his Athletic talents. Jamiel was a big kid with a good heart...A gangmember with a spiderman backpack...come on people. Jamiel had a strong family behind him; a strong role model in his father and a mother who was serving in Iraq....Rest In Peace Jamiel and you will be missed.
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