As the community holds vigils and mourns the tragic death of 18 year old Abigail Villalpando, politicians are still celebrating and backslapping themselves over a "zero murder" stat from last year with "reckless disregard and disrespect to the family, community and common sense" according to family and friends of the victim.
Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner, State Rep Linda Chapa-LaVia, Police Chief Greg Thomas and Stephanie Kifowit smiled and celebrated for the photo-op, happy to exploit crime and murder.
Meanwhile, Alderman Richard Irvin, says he will be the attorney for the suspect accused in being an accomplice to burning the body after the tragic murder. Although he campaigned twice for mayor touting his experience as an attorney, he now claims being an attorney and an elected official have nothing to do with each other.
Under Weisner's direction, the Aurora Police also recently covered-up the shooting of six teens because it would interfere in a publicity spree the mayor and police chief were on taking credit for the "zero murder" stat last year and a $150,000 bonus scheme.
We urge the community to speak up at the next Aurora City Council meeting on Tuesday, February 26th and demand these politicians and the police chief apologize for playing games with murder and/or resign.
NOTE: We have invited Aurora Police Commander Kristen Ziman and former East Aurora School District spokesman Clayton Muhammad to each share their views on the appropriateness of these politicians celebrating a murder stat while a community mourns a tragedy.