Monday, January 20, 2014

Brutal Santa Ana Beating and the Words of Martin Luther King Jr

SANTA ANA - The story in Southern California this Martin Luther King Junior day is sadly not one of Mr. King's words of peace, but rather a dreadful story out of downtown Santa Ana where a 23-year-old Kim Pham was beaten early Saturday morning by five suspects as onlookers watched, and recorded the attack.

TUESDAY UPDATE:  Ms. Pham was taken off life support and pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon.

There has been a lot written up about this and for full coverage please check out  

With so many onlookers and people recording this hideous act it makes a certain quote from Mr. King all the more powerful:

“Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.” 

Could the bystanders jumped in and helped, well, maybe, but perhaps, hopefully, those people standing around that downtown Santa Ana street are now doing some soul searching.

As of this time there has been one arrest, and four suspects remain outstanding

Human nature has proven somebody always knows something, and with four suspects at large, somebody will talk and they will be arrested.

If you have any information please call Santa Ana Police at, 714-245-8390. Also, if you wish to remain anonymous you may contact Mr. Arellano via the Weekly link provided above. 

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