This week the families of Phia & Mai Vue and Jesus Manso-Perez will be awaiting a verdict about the man that murdered their loved ones. On March 6, 2016, Phia, Mai and Jesus were murdered by Daniel J Popp. They were targeted because of their ethnicity; they were targeted for the way they looked. Popp left a total of 8 children orphaned because of his hate towards people who are different from him. This week is not about Popp, it is about the justice that these families deserve.
In this day and age, people still have to be afraid of persecution. If you have read my previous posts about the Hmong American experience, you will know that the Hmong have been persecuted for many centuries. You would think that we have come a long way in this country, and that there is no longer hatred towards other races and ethnicities. It is not right that the families of these lost lives have waited this long for justice. The journey for the families that have been affected is a long one.
Updates about this tragedy here.