Thursday, February 17, 2011

R.I.P. Brisenia Flores

Brisenia Flores
On May 30, 2009, nine-year-old Brisenia Flores was sleeping on her couch with her puppy in Arivaca, Arizona, when three intruders impersonating law enforcement knocked at the door of her home.  Once inside, they found a gun and started targeting the family.

Little Brisenia pleaded for her life, but the intruders shot her twice, at close range, in the head. Brisenia's father also died from his wounds. Her mother survived.

Earlier this week, a woman who called herself a "Minuteman" was convicted of a lead role in the murders.

A colleague of mine asked me, "Was this a lynching?"

That question led to this post I wrote over at the Nashville Scene blog.  You can read it here - it's called "Saving the Next Brisenia Flores."

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