Brisenia Flores was a 9-year-old child, a pretty little brown-skinned girl with shining black, curly hair and big dark eyes. But her racist, vigilante murderer saw none of that as he calmly reloaded his pistol and shot her in the face.
Christina Taylor-Green was a 9-year-old child, a pretty little fair-skinned girl with wavy brunette hair, and big dark eyes.Â But the insane gunman who shot her saw none of that as he marched through the screaming crowd, firing a seemingly never-ending stream of bullets from his extended clip at any human being in front of him, including Christina.
Christina Taylor-Green gets a nine-foot, 11-inch statue of an angel, made with steel from the twin towers (she was born the day the towers fell), the memories of politicians and celebrities, and stories in the New York Times, CNN, and any of dozens of media outlets you'd like to name.
Brisenia Flores gets a small grave, the memory of her mother, and a small article in a local paper, this column, a blog called The Three Sonorans in the Tucson Citizen, another blog called LatinaLista.net, and The Wonkette, a highly respected New York column.Â Most recently, one paper, the Arizona Daily Star, has chronicled the conviction of Jason Bush, the trigger-man in her murder.Â These are her only memorials
So, again... with feeling:Â Where the hell is Brisenia's statue, Governor Brewer?!Â Or were you planning to raise one to Shawna Forde?