Monday, February 14, 2011

Justice for Brisenia and Raul Flores

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – Today, an Arizona jury found the leader of an anti-immigrant group guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her 29-year-old father Raul Flores who were murdered on May 30, 2009 in a home-invasion in Arivaca, Ariz.

“Justice was served for Raul and young Brisenia Flores who were taken from their family by this senseless act of violence,” said Sen. Steve Gallardo. “Their deaths cannot be taken in vain, but as a constant reminder that we must rise up against hatred and violence. It is a call for us as a society to keep our discourse civil.”

It was testified that Shawna Forde, the leader of Minuteman American Defense, planned the attacks to fund anti-immigrant activities.

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