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Justice for Antonio

[A note sent to the Department of Justice tip email regarding the Zimmerman-Martin case:]

You won’t recognize me. My name was Antonio Santiago, and I was the 13-month-old 
child who was shot at point blank range by two teens who were attempting to 
rob my mother, who was also shot.

A grand jury of my mommy’s peers from
 Brunswick, Ga., determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death 
penalty – too bad; I was given a death sentence for being innocent and

My family made the mistake of being white in a 73 percent non-white neighborhood,
 but my murder was not ruled a hate crime. Nor did President Obama take so 
much as a single moment to acknowledge my murder. 

I am one of the youngest murder victims in our great nation’s history, but 
the media don’t care to cover the story of my tragic demise. President 
Obama has no children who could possibly look like me, so he doesn’t care, 
and the media don’t care because my story is not interesting enough to
 bring them ratings so they can sell commercial time slots.

There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there were, he would
 be declared racist, so there is no one rushing to Brunswick to demand 
justice for me. There is no White Panther Party to put a bounty on the lives 
of those who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation, and 
unlike those who shot me in the face while I sat innocently in my stroller, 
I no longer have my life.

So while you are seeking justice for Trayvon, please remember to seek
 justice for me, too. Tell your friends about me, tell your families, get T-
shirts with my face on them and make the world pay attention, just like you
 did for Trayvon.