Letter: An unarmed teenager is dead

July 24, 2013 

With the Trayvon Martin verdict, I am once again aware that I was born 100 years too late. I just don’t understand this world.

Yes, I listened to the talking heads on Fox News expounding with great indignation as to how the case never should have gone to trial, how the prosecutor overcharged, how it’s (President Barack) Obama’s fault, how it was clear-cut self defense, etc.

Excuse me for living, but what bothers me are the simple facts: An unarmed 17-year-old child is dead, stalked by a racist cop-hero-wannabe. What if Trayvon Martin was my child, or your child?

— Jonathan Durr



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