Commentary by Kay B. Day
Jamiel Shaw, Sr., wants Congress to act on a new law named for his son who was killed because he was black.
“My family’s peace and freedom were stolen by an illegal alien from Mexico…Do black lives really matter, or does it matter only if you’re shot by a white person?”
Shaw, Sr., spoke those words to Congress in a hearing before the House Oversight Committee on February 25. Shaw’s son was black; the killer was hispanic.
No one in the federal government took to the podium to announce a hate crime investigation. Attorney General Eric Holder didn’t launch a community relations team from the Dept. of Justice to get locals worked up.
Social justice opportunists didn’t launch a hashtag campaign.
If anything, there was a deliberate suppressing silence.
Shaw, Sr., said:
“My son, Jamiel A. Shaw, II was murdered by a ‘dreamer’ DACA recipient…Some people believe that if you are brought over by no fault of your own, that it makes you a good person. They want us to believe that Dream Act kids don’t murder. I am here to debunk that myth…My son, Jamiel Shaw, II was murdered while walking on his own street, three houses down from his home. An illegal alien, on his third gun charge, was visiting a neighbor when my son was coming home. He shot my son in the stomach, and then in the head, killing him.”
Further testimony disclosed Jamiel’s murderer “served four months of an eight month sentence for assault with a deadly weapon and battery on a police officer” and:
” My son was shot in the head by an illegal alien gangbanger while he lay on his back with his hands up. He still shot him through his hand into his head and killed him.”
As Jamiel lay dying, his mother was serving in the US military, fighting in Iraq:
“Jamiel’s mother, Army Sgt. Anita Shaw, who was serving in Iraq fighting for their freedom, called me from Iraq to ask was it true that Jas was dead.”
Shaw, Sr., and other families who are victims of imported criminals are attempting to get a law passed. The law should have been passed long ago, and failure to do so is one more in a long line of abdication of duty, violating their official oaths, to defend the country. Members of both major political parties are guilty.
Jamiel’s father’s testimony demonstrated how the law has been obstructed:
“In three of the past four congresses, Rep. Walter Jones [R-N.C.] has introduced the ‘Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act,’ which would address many of the issues this hearing was called to discuss, but could never get a hearing. In the 113th Congress, Rep. Jones renamed the bill after my son. ‘H.R. 1888, the Jamiel Shaw, Jr. Memorial Act of 2013’ never got a hearing.”
The bill has again been introduced as “H.R. 1041: Jamiel Shaw, II Memorial Act of 2015.”
During that period of time when a critical law was ignored and a federal court order as well, Democrats in Congress were busy accommodating President Barack Obama’s Dept. of Homeland Security memorandum for what amounts to blanket and illicit amnesty for millions of individuals the federal government will not adequately check before rubberstamping them for a work permit, social security number, and tax giveaways.
Republicans had control of the House and took the Senate starting with the term beginning in January, 2015. Despite majorities in both chambers, Republicans backed down and gave Obama what he wanted.
The actions of Congress and the president will now flood the bureaucracy. Immigrants who come here and abide by federal law have been disadvantaged and will be disadvantaged by a deluge of requests based on a false assumption—that all those who will get a free pass and taxpayer giveaways are honest hardworking migrants. That is a fallacy and it is also a stereotype sold to Americans in a deceptive manner by open borders and cheap labor proponents in all parties, Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians.
The Remembrance Project, a nonprofit organization relying on donations to survive, has worked for years to call attention to crime imported with the blessings of elected and appointed officials whose duty is to protect the homeland. I’ve written about the project before and I am working on an article now for another site where my work is published.
As for now, the federal government does not tell Americans how many are victims of imported crime. The Remembrance Project is one of the only entities doing that, and if you look at the website, the stories will break your heart.
Every one of the people listed at The Remembrance Project are dead now because a criminal was imported and allowed to stay here. These criminals are given a pass no ordinary US citizen will receive.
The killer of Jamiel Shaw II, according to Shaw, Sr., “was out of jail only one day and he was ordered by the Latino gang…to murder blacks.”
These are the deaths—in all colors, ages, genders, and communities—Mr. Holder has not talked about in even a smidgen of his numerous civil rights speeches. Obama hasn’t talked about them either. Nor have leaders in Congress.
After enough Republicans surrendered to Democrats holding funding for the Dept. of Homeland Security hostage and passed the bill despite a federal judge’s stay on Obama’s illicit amnesty, the website BarackObama.com touted the victory in the subject line of an email to supporters and donors:
“It’s over—they backed down.”
That is cold comfort to the family of Jamiel Shaw II, a good kid according to everyone who knew and loved him.
(March 5, 2015)