Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bill Thao, 13-Month-Old, Shot and Killed

Another innocent child in Milwaukee is dead.

A 13-month-old boy was not killed by a gun. He was killed by the thug who fired the gun into his home.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Suabna Xiong sat in a chair in her kitchen Sunday morning, crying and clutching the neatly folded clothes that belonged to her 13-month-old son, Bill Thao, who was shot and killed Saturday night when someone fired several gunshots into a northwest-side Milwaukee home.

As relatives comforted her in the family's small kitchen, her husband, Thao Somboon, tried to make sense of what had happened Saturday night in the home of a relative — the lower level of a duplex just north of the W. Mill Road branch of the Division of Motor Vehicles.

"The doctors tried to stop the bleeding, but we were told the bullet had severed an artery," Somboon said. "They could not stop the bleeding."

The killing of the boy in the 6400 block of N. 73rd St. comes at the end of an already deadly year for children in Milwaukee. Sierra Guyton, a 10-year-old girl, was shot on a playground on May 21 and died July 13. And just last month, a 5-year-old girl was killed inside a home. Laylah Peterson was sitting on her grandfather's lap Nov. 6 when she was struck by gunfire and died.

...At least five shootings occurred Saturday night in Milwaukee leaving several adults injured, as well as killing 13-month-old Bill Thao. Police are planning to hold a news conference Sunday afternoon with Mayor Tom Barrett at the scene of the homicide.
So, little Bill Thao can't breathe. He's dead, like little Sierra Guyton and little Laylah Peterson.

Will protesters shut down I-43 because of this?

Will people like Nate Hamilton demand, "We need to take our communities back. We need to protect our own communities ... so we can get rid of these pigs that kill us"?

Three innocent little children were gunned down. Dead.

Where's the outrage?

Where are the t-shirts?

Are professional athletes standing in solidarity with these murdered little ones, staging high-profile protests?

Are members of the Congressional Black Caucus making the "Hands up, don't shoot" gesture on the floor of the House to draw attention to the murders of these children?

Of course not.

“Hands up, don’t shoot. It’s a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence,” Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said as he took the floor. “In community, after community, after community, fed up with police violence in Ferguson, in Brooklyn, in Cleveland, in Oakland, in cities and counties and rural communities all across America.”
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
On the same night that a 1-year-old boy was shot and killed in a Milwaukee home, four other shootings in the city left several other people injured.

The first shooting occurred at 5:20 p.m., when a 38-year-old man was injured during a robbery attempt in the 200 block of E. Burleigh St., police said in a news release.

The fatal shooting of the 13-month-old boy occurred about an hour later. He was struck by gunfire aimed from the street into a duplex in the 6400 block of N. 73rd St. The boy died later at the hospital.

Later Saturday night, two more shootings occurred 20 minutes apart. A 34-year-old man was seriously injured when an argument erupted in gunfire around 11:30 p.m. in the 600 block of W. Hadley St. A suspect was arrested at the scene. And at 11:50 p.m., a 19-year-old was shot and seriously injured in the 1500 block of S. Cesar Chavez Drive.

Then at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, a 27-year-old woman showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound after she was hit while driving at 48th St. and Villard Ave., police said. She and the other adult shooting victims are expected to survive.
Police didn't shoot these people.

A police officer didn't kill Bill Thao.

I am certain that police responded to every one of these crimes.

They came to help, yet they are the ones being demonized.

Bottom line: I'm truly angry that the police are being vilified by celebrities, professional athletes, race baiting "civil rights leaders," elected officials, appointed officials, and Obama.

Jesse Jackson is going to use his celebrity to draw attention to the Dontre Hamilton case in Milwaukee.

"Killing a man for resting in a park is not justifiable," Hamilton's brother Nate Hamilton said Saturday. "We stand with all the families. We cannot sleep on injustice."

Reverend Jackson reminded the crowd of various cases of officer-involved deaths nationwide, mentioning Michael Brown and Eric Garner. But Jackson focused much of his attention during the second half of his sermon on Wisconsin, referencing Hamilton, Derek Williams and Frank Jude.

"There is, in Milwaukee, a pattern of blacks being killed by police," Jackson said.

"It's a systemic cancer that exists in Milwaukee and we need the nation and the world to know and to stand with us," State Senator Lena Taylor said.
Jackson claims, "There is, in Milwaukee, a pattern of blacks being killed by police."


Lena Taylor says, "It's a systemic cancer that exists in Milwaukee and we need the nation and the world to know and to stand with us."

That is insane.

Police are NOT systematically murdering people of any color in Milwaukee.

Officers must be held responsible for the way they perform on the job. If wrongdoing has been committed by an officer, I want that officer to be held accountable.

Dontre Hamilton's family has every right to use legal channels to pursue what they believe would be justice. I support that.

But don't tell me there's a "pattern of blacks being killed by police" in Milwaukee.

Jackson and Taylor aren't doing anything for little Bill Thao or little Sierra Guyton or little Laylah Peterson or the dozens and dozens and dozens of others shot in Milwaukee.

Jackson and Taylor and everyone else in the anti-police movement are disgraceful.

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