Plenty of stuff on the BBC website about the conviction of Florida teenager Shawn Tyson for the cold blooded murder of two young British tourists with coverage of the touching tributes given by their friends. But, as far as I have checked, the BBC, unlike ITN, has obviously forgotten to include another statement by one of the friends.
Joe Hallett, a friend of James Kouzaris and James Cooper has spoken of his “dissatisfaction” at the lack of messages of support or condolence from the US government or President Obama.
He said Mr Kouzaris’ father has written to President Obama on three separate occasions and has yet to receive the courtesy of a reply.
I wonder why?
Perhaps it’s because President Obama avoids any statement about specific crimes to avoid inflaming an already emotional issue….