Monday, June 13, 2016

Q Toon: Orlando

I've asked my syndicate to release two cartoons this week. This is the more immediate of the two.

Paul Berge
Q Syndicate
✒Jun 13, 2016

A sick, twisted, perverted excuse for a human being opened fire in the crowd at Latino Night at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, at last call, and held the people who couldn't get away hostage for three hours before being shot and killed by police.

Edward Sotomayor, Jr., 34, was one of about 50 people killed in the terrorist attack. His employer at an LGBT travel agency, Al Ferguson, told the Orlando Sentinel that Sotomayor was a bright young man who loved to travel:
Sotomayor was keenly aware of the dangers facing gay travelers, and of prior incidents of mass violence like the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris, Ferguson said.
But he never let fear stop his adventures.
"What I will say, over and over again, was he was a person who said, 'We cannot be afraid,'" said Ferguson. "I know his friends are going to be the exact same way… we are not going to be afraid."

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