This was a hate crime to the fullest extent and the law enforcement is suspected of covering it up.
After meeting with his mom, Toni and his brother, Yazzie, through, Billion, I was really excited in adding him to my friends on Facebook.
I sent a friend request...I hope he accepts it...
At least it I know it would've been accepted if it wasn't for the fact that he was picked up at about 3AM on January 5th 2012 by two make acquaintances from his home in Buena Park, CA and was taken to one of his acquaintances home whom lives in Laguna Hills, CA.
Within 24 hours, he was found hung within a few yards from that individual's home who picked him up from Buena Park, CA and took him to Laguna Hills. THE OCSD (Orange County Sheriff's Department) had the crime scene cleaned up and torn down within 2 hours without investigating the neighborhood nor have they looked upon to investigate the crime. His mother has only met with a detective not too long ago and was rudely and inappropriately brushed off and dare declared her son was on drugs and said it was a suicide.
The sad fact that gets me deep, is he was only a year younger than me, I would like to think that there was still so much for him to explore, learn, and contribute back to society as I have. As I was also close to the end of my own ropes at brief moment last year.
He would've contribute well as he was part of the US Air Force. A man, dedicated to serving a country of men that would dare persecute him just because of the relation of foreign despisement of his name (non-American, Muslim-related name). It was truly unfortunate it was cut short by ignorance and hatred.
Orange County has been known for its history of hate crimes against people of color by ignorant people of privilege. Little do they know that there's a new player in the arena, and that's me. I met with the man's distraught mother, Toni, tonight in Inglewood at a special event, and his brother, Yazzie. I can say I will I not stop until they get closure over the death of their beloved. I may be of Vietnamese/Chinese decent born in Brooklyn Park, MN, but I don't just sympathize, but empathize with their unjust loss of a loved family member. As I began my quest for social human justice, since the death of Trayvon Martin, I knew that he was not the first, nor would he be the last to be killed because of the differences in appearances. I know the fight against intolerance and hatred is a marathon of rounds, but I pray that marathon will end someday. #occupythehoodLA #millionhoodieLA #justice4Trayvon #justice4Khalid #WhatHappenedToKhalidFlim