Parents of Murdered British Students Criticise Barack Obama

Paul Thompson, Telegraph (London), March 29, 2012

The parents of two British students murdered in Florida have criticised President Barack Obama for his lack of compassion over their son’s deaths.

His failure to respond to three letters sent to the White House was because there was no “political value” and not worthy of a few minutes of his time.

They spoke out as teenager Shawn Tyson began a life sentence after being found guilty of the murder of James Cooper and James Kouzaris last April.

The 17 year old, who shot the men as they begged for their lives, will die in prison.

His conviction of first degree murder carries a mandatory life sentence without the chance of parole.

The powerfully built teen even looked bored as emotional DVD presentations about the dead men prepared by their grieving parents were shown in court.

Tyson, who has the word ‘Savage’ tattooed across his chest didn’t show a flicker of emotion, slumping in his seat as he was forced to watch a montage of photos showing the victims from early childhood to young men.

Two close friends of the dead men who had attended the eight day trial in Sarasota, Florida. had also delivered highly emotional impact statements to the court prior to the sentencing.

Paul Davies and Joe Hallett spoke of the “living hell” they and others who knew the men had suffered since the murders.

During the eight day trial they had been shown graphic crime scene and autopsy photos shown in court.

Later speaking after Tyson was jailed Davies and Hallett lashed out at Mr Obama saying the deaths of their friends was “not worthy of ten minutes of his time.”

Davies said:”We would like to publicly express our dissatisfaction at the lack of any public or private message of support or condolence from any American governing body or indeed, President Obama himself.

“Mr Kouzaris has written to President Obama on three separate occasions and is yet to even receive the courtesy of a reply.

“It would perhaps appear that Mr Obama sees no political value in facilitating such a request or that the lives of two British tourists are not worthy of ten minutes of his time.”

The rebuke follows Mr Obama’s personal intervention into the shooting in Florida of a young black teenager by a white-Hispanic neighbourhood watch captain.

The death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin has sparked nationwide protests with his supporters claiming he was victim of a racist attack.

Mr Obama entered the controversy last week by saying if he had a son he would have looked like Martin.

The alleged assailant in Martin’s death has not been charged with any crime having claimed he was attacked first and used Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law to shoot in self defence.

The criticism of the US President was made on behalf of the Cooper’s parents Stanley and Sandy, from Warwicks, and Peter and Hazel Kouzaris, from Northampton by Davies in a statement read outside the courtroom.

The parents of the two victims did not attend the trial but they had access to the proceedings from a live video feed.

The filmed interview of the Kouzaris’s was played to the court while a message from Sandy Cooper was read out by the prosecutor.

The victims close friends delivered an emotional impact statement with Hallett telling Tyson he hoped he would be haunted by his actions.

He told him: “Imagine them being killed. Now try to imagine that they died because someone creept up on them and shot them numerous times for no good reason. Welcome to our world. Every night you go to sleep, every morning you wake up, I want you to think of my friends who you murdered. Their images will be imprinted on your conscience up until your very last breath in life.”

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  • cloudswrest

    “If Obama had a son, he wouldn’t look like these students.”

    A funnier quip is from Colin Liddell over at alternativeright.com.

    “No doubt if Obama had a son, he would also look like Tyson.”

    • Hirschibold

       The real question is if Obama had a son, how would he ACT? Imagine (and this makes me shudder) if there were a John/ John Quincy Adams, or Bush/GW effect where both father and son were president. I sincerely doubt, however, that this country could remain intact long enough for Obama’s son to benefit from ethnic and paternal nepotism and to become commander in chief forty or fifty years from now. We’ll probably be scouring the surface of an arid post-apocalyptic nightmare by then.

  • Eric D

    “He told him: “Imagine them being killed. Now try to imagine that they died because someone creept up on them and shot them numerous times for no good reason. Welcome to our world. Every night you go to sleep, every morning you wake up, I want you to think of my friends who you murdered. Their images will be imprinted on your conscience up until your very last breath in life.”

    I understand the sentiment in these words, but they are exactly the wrong message to send to a sociopath like Tyson. Words like those contained in the statement only appeal to the conscience of someone who has a normal conscience, with normal range feelings of empathy for others. Such words only show the degree of pain Tyson has inflicted on those who cared for the two young tourists, and as such likely provided satisfaction and delight to Tyson, not any feelings of remorse.

    • Up to my neck in CA

      Life in prison is too good for this lower life form. He will get free housing, health care, and food for life while making “friends” in the showers on the down low. He will have a high social statis in prison while bragging of killing two white boys. Bring back public executions, this is all low IQ thugs understand. A .75 cent bullet would save the tax payers  a lot of money and one more violent thug is dispatched.

      • IstvanIN

        But in America, it is cruel to execute the retarded, although I never understood why.  And make no mistake, this thug would no doubt rank as mentally retarded on any standard IQ test.  They simply do not belong among us.

  • Even worse than Mr. Obama’s lack of response is the fact that any one of his multitudinous staff could have handled this request. But, since they are to a man liberal and black, not a single one can feel the pain of a white family.  The staffers are chosen for having had successful careers vindicating the rights of minorities only.  So as far as whites go, they are collectively much like the “bored” teenager sitting at the defense table. 

    • IstvanIN

      Feel the family’s pain?  Heck they only feel joy at the death of some crackers.

  • RJS

    Good for these two parents.

    Unfortunately, this double standard of violent black on white interracial crime is media driven because the mainstream media is corrupt and ANTI-WHITE.

    The first thing to do with incidents like this is ALWAYS apply the “what if” test. 

    What if everything about this horrible incident was the same except the races were reversed? 

    You would have the mainstream media, law enforcement and the politicians shrieking about it.

    • The_Bobster

      What if everything about this horrible incident was the same except the races were reversed? 
      ____________

      You’d have a plot for a “Law and Order” episode.

  • ncpride

    Their images will be imprinted on your conscience up until your very last breath in life.”

    You are dead wrong there, sir. The only thing imprinted on this thug’s ‘conscience’ is how those White crackers got him landed in prision. When are you White people going to get it? 

  • Which conscience ? These parents suffered the tragedy, but they’re delusional re criminal mind.

    • IstvanIN

      Most white people think blacks are just like them rather than realize that they are unevolved, souless creatures with no redeeming values.

  • The parents in their grief overlooked one important fact. Obama is not worthy to comment on the plight of their sons. His comments would be disingenuous anyway, since we all know his sympathies are with the bastard black and his family.

  • KenelmDigby

    On another note, examine carefully that big, fat dumb face of Shawn Tyson. Look at the huge, coarse features’ look at the those col, dead, malevolent shark-like eyes.
     Think this to yourself – this is he type of specimen that the political elites insist – to the point of sending in their attack dogs to kill you – is your ‘equal’. This is the specimen that they force you to live next to, they force you to educate your children with, they force you to subsidize with your money and whom they favor and privelege above with affirmative action and other feudal type measures.

  • Kurt Plummer

    We should not be looking for ‘acceptance’ as outsiders in a system we have allowed to be stolen from us.
    That is a ethnic method of ‘social activism’ and should be beneath any white who has the fortitude to be their own person.  That we can in fact be such _individuals_ and still retain the consciousness of social altruism by which we give to a common weal, is what marks us as different.
    And better.
    This -is- our business, but as long as Obama is in the White House, it is not something we should be five minutes of fame looking for some kind of cathartic resolution from a politician on.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    President ‘Bananarama’ doesn’t give a ‘rats-ass’ about those two British guys who were shot and killed by Tyson. Why should he?. Bananarama has Kenyan origins. Nuff said.
    http://www.thebritishresistance.co.uk

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Picture # 1:
    A good boy who never hurt anybody, who fell into the wrong crowd, was trying to turn his life around, was a good father, had no Father figure, went to church…blah-blah-blah.

    Picture # 2:
    A cold blooded killer.

    They are one and the same.