Arizona. When Christina Taylor Green was killed in the attack on
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her death led to national
soul-searching over the tenor of our political discourse. Christina was
eulogized in President Obama's 2011 State of the Union address as her family sat with the First Lady.
Or consider the murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz
last year. Krentz was shot by unknown assailants who were believed to
be undocumented immigrants. His death inspired an outcry over illegal
immigration. Politicians invoked his name at Department of Homeland
Security hearings and in the subsequent passing of SB 1070.
I don't mean to take away from the suffering of the Green and Krentz
families. However, Brisenia's death did not provoke anywhere near the
same amount of attention, let alone outrage by politicians and the news