Target: Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey
Goal: Bring justice to boy who was reportedly killed by his own father for being gay.
Los Angeles prosecutors recently charged Shehada Khalil Issa with the shooting and killing of his own son because he did not approve of him being gay. A parent should never kill their own child, especially for something that they cannot control such as sexual orientation. Demand that justice be brought to the innocent boy by making sure the father goes to prison.
As stated by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Issa allegedly had a history of threatening to kill his son due to his sexual orientation. This means that the murder was premeditated, and there is very little doubt that the murder was based on his son’s sexual orientation. When the police arrived on the scene, they also found the mother’s dead body inside the house. However, the prosecutors have not released any information on her death yet. Perhaps she was trying to protect her son and got caught in the crossfire.
Even in the year 2016, we still see young lives being taken away because they happen to love the same gender. At this rate, it will be a very long time until LGBT kids are fully accepted in society. But until then, we can prosecute those who commit horrible crimes against them. Sign this petition and demand that Shehada Khalil Issa is imprisoned for his alleged filicide.
Dear District Attorney Lacey,
A boy was reportedly killed by his father just because he was gay. No logic nor belief system can justify this murder, and justice needs to be brought to this innocent boy. Please make sure that this filicide is not taken lightly, and the father is sentenced to jail time.
Shehada Khalil Issa allegedly threatened to kill his son numerous times because he did not approve of him being gay. This shows that the murder was premeditated, and he was not just caught up in his emotions at the moment. These threats also make it clear that the father killed his son based on his sexual orientation.
Unfortunately, many LGBT youth are killed because of intolerance and bigotry. If this man is let off lightly, then it would send the message that LGBT lives are not as important as everyone else’s. Please ensure that Shehada Khalil Issa will be justly punished for his crime.
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