By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
His funeral service was photographed by the Los Angeles Times. His bereft father appears in these photos weeping into his hands, along with other photos of the boy’s family. The collage shows a family weeping dejectedly at a young man’s open casket. He lay in placid death, snowflake-like in his white tux, red flower in his lapel, no signal that he had been murdered from the peaceful still that had fallen over his body.
His name was Jamiel Shaw Jr., a “rising football superstar” as his family called him. He was murdered in 2008 by an illegal immigrant. His murder prompted his father to speak out and stand up for the black lives that he says are neglected by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jamiel Shaw Jr.’s father recently stated that the Black Lives Matter movement has “ignored” his son. This interview appeared on Fox News within the last 24 hours. The man told “Fox & Friends” that he had been “forced” to “mourn on the sidelines” by Africa-American community leaders.
Jamiel Shaw Sr. was and is the father of Jamiel Shaw, Jr., who was 17 at the time of his passing. Shaw Jr. was shot to death on March 2, 2008 by an illegal immigrant suspect who was identified as gang-member Pedro Espinoza. Espinoza mistook Shaw for a rival gang member. Jamiel Shaw Jr. was a highschool football player. If he was alive today, he would be 29-years-old.
Mr. Shaw, a resident of California, reached out to many of his community leaders for help advocating stricter policies on immigration. He was “repeatedly” turned down by his community, reports Fox. He has since become his own advocate and speaks out strongly against what he believes to be lax immigration policy in the state of California.
Mr. Shaw has since launched the hashtag #JamielsLawRadio and has launched its corresponding radio show on Blog Talk Radio. The Jamiel’s Law project advocates deporting gangs who are in the U.S. illegally. Jamiel’s Law Radio states that the former Los Angeles county Sheriff Baca confirmed Jamiel Shaw Jr. was murdered “because he was black.”
Mr. Shaw has also used his radio show to address current issues within the African-American community.
“It seems like Black Lives Matter only focuses on black people who were murdered by the police. You know, my son was murdered in 2008, and I reached out to anybody that would listen, especially black people, because I thought for sure I would have a lot of support in the black community.But, because of the illegal aliens and the way they get all the support in California, no one would jump on board because they didn’t want to have to, you know, justify the illegal-alien part. So, they just let me go by myself,” said Jamiel Shaw Sr. in his interview with Fox & Friends on Sunday, as he was quoted by Fox News.
Mr. Shaw posted to Twitter regarding his son’s murder and the neglect he believes it has received from the African-American community.
“When my Son was Murdered, I reached out to every so called Black leader in L.A. to get help with the Murder of my son. Every one of them was in the bed with the illegal aliens. BLM and Black Politicians in L.A. only support Black people who were Murdered by the Police, Period,” said Shaw in a tweet that was posted at 10:43pm on June 16.