Parents and friends of young British men slain in Florida declare that Obama has no compassion for the victims

After 17 year old Shawn Tyson was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday for the execution style murder of James Cooper and James Kouzaris last year in Sarasota, two close friends of the victims, Paul Davies and Joe Hallettas, as reported by the invaluable Daily Mail,
lashed out at Mr Obama saying the deaths of their friends was “not worthy of ten minutes of his time.”

Davies said:”We would like to publicly express our dissatisfaction at the lack of any public or private message of support or condolence from any American governing body or indeed, President Obama himself.

“Mr Kouzaris has written to President Obama on three separate occasions and is yet to even receive the courtesy of a reply.

“It would perhaps appear that Mr Obama sees no political value in facilitating such a request or that the lives of two British tourists are not worthy of ten minutes of his time.”

The rebuke follows Mr Obama’s personal intervention into the shooting in Florida of a young black teenager by a white-Hispanic neighbourhood watch captain….

The criticism of the US President was made on behalf of the Cooper’s parents Stanley and Sandy, from Warwicks, and Peter and Hazel Kouzaris, from Northampton by Davies in a statement read outside the courtroom.

Why couldn’t Obama find it in himself to utter a word of
compassion for Shawn Tyson’s victims? Because if
Obama had a son, Tyson would look like him.

Here are are two entries I wrote about the double murder of Cooper and Kourazris last April:

Two young Englishmen shot dead in Florida as part of gang initiation

NYT to the rescue, lessens significance of murder of Englishmen in Sarasota

Let’s consider again the victims and their killer in the light of recent developments:

“The son I’ve never had.”                 “Two typical white people.”


Laura Wood writes:

That Daily Mail story about the relatives of the British tourists was one of the most encouraging things I have read in a long time.

LA replies:

Yes, it’s a radical departure from the Eloi-ish, “No one should be angry, and can’t we learn to get along?” responses of the families of whites murdered by blacks that we’ve seen so many times. What they’re really saying here to Obama is, “You don’t care about our murdered sons and friends because they’re white.” Obama’s refusal to reply to their repeated letters, topped off by his expression of racial solidarity with Trayvon Martin, drove the point home to them and they went public with it. It’s something.

Laura replies:

If no one else picks up this story, it does not have much meaning. But something tells me these people will speak again and demand to be heard. What do they have to lose? They’ve already lost so much.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 30, 2012 10:15 AM | Send

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