The alleged mastermind behind Brisenia’s murder, Shawna Forde, is currently on trial in Arizona for the murder of Brisenia and her father, Raul. The jury is deliberating and will return a verdict within days. On May 30, 2009, three members of the Minutemen American Defense (an anti-immigrant group) broke into the home of the Flores family and attempted to kill everyone in the house. They murdered Raul Junior Flores, his 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia, and injured her mother. From Presente.org:
Nine-year-old Brisenia Flores was murdered in her home in Arivaca, Arizona in May 2009. She pleaded, “Please don’t shoot me,” right before she was shot — point blank, in the face — by a member of the Minutemen American Defense Corps (MAD).
Brisenia’s story has been largely ignored in the mainstream media, but her life has galvanized people around the country to speak out against hate violence towards Latinos. We at Presente designed a poster to honor Brisenia’s memory, and to send a statement that we want justice.
Help us share this her story by downloading it, spreading her image far and wide, and taking a stand against hate crimes toward Latinos.
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