The Paper Cut

  • September 22FALL BREAK October 8-12

  • September 22Teacher Grading Day October 5

R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

Azalia Munoz, Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Mollie Tibbets was a University of Iowa student who made national headlines for the past month, from her disappearance to her murder to being the face of a political agenda. Tibbets was dog sitting when she decided to go for a jog, resulting in the unfortunate events that happened after. Those who live in Brooklyn, Iowa commented on how there has never been a situation where they had to lock their doors or even feel the need to. It is a small town where nothing significantly bad happens, so when Tibbets disappeared, it was a shock for the whole community.

Cristhian Bahena Rivera, an undocumented farm worker from Mexico, was charged with first-degree murder in her death. Many politicians are using this to push for stronger immigration laws. Tensions over immigration laws, sanctuary cities, and border walls have been high since Trump was elected president. Tibbets’ father, Rob Tibbets, feels it’s absurd to make her death about politics, stating, “Do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist.” He says that this is exactly what she wouldn’t have wanted to happen in this situation.

In respect for Mollie and her family, they have asked to stop the debates over her death, and to let her rest in peace. It just so happens that her killer was an undocumented immigrant during a time of tension. Republicans and conservatives shouldn’t make an example of this tragic events, and should instead focus on the life of Mollie Tibbets and the life she lived. As for her killer, one person shouldn’t represent a whole country. Tibbets will get justice, and Rivera will be sentenced accordingly.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

About the Writer
Azalia Munoz, Senior Profile Editor
Azalia is senior at Sahuaro HS who spends most of her life with earbuds in her ear. The Killers, The Neighbourhood, Fleetwood Mac, and The Growlers are some of the few that occupy her head space.  She spends way too much money on concert tickets, although the experiences are more than worth the money. She...
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

    Headline News

    After 6 Long Years, The Murderer is Found

  • R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

    Headline News

    California Targets Plastic Straws to Help Save Environment

  • R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

    Headline News

    FDA Cracks Down on Youth Vaping

  • R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

    Headline News

    New ‘Era Of No War’ for North and South Korea

  • R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

    Headline News

    10 Year-Old Boy Survives After Being Impaled in the Head

  • R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

    Headline News

    Hurricane Florence Summed Up

  • R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

    Headline News

    African Elephants Slaughtered in “Poaching Frenzy”

  • R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

    Headline News

    Remembering 9/11 Victims Through Birthdays

  • R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

    Headline News

    North Carolina’s Pig Manure Flooding the State

  • R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.

    Headline News

    7,000 Insects Stolen, Worth Up to $50,000

Delivering Sahuaro's Cutting Edge News & Saving Trees
R.I.P. Not An Example for G.O.P.