From a comment at Brock's
What's odd about this is that it's really old news being sensationalized and recycled for nefarious political purposes.
The shooting happened, it was investigated, and no charges were warranted, because the physical evidence and eyewitness testimony verified it was clearly a case of self defense.
Yes, there is more to the story, and what is now being revealed, bit by bit, is that Trayvon Martin wasn't so innocent after all.
As for the issue of racial prejudice and polarization, Michael King, Jr. (his actual name) said he dreamed of the day when his children would be judged, not for the color of their skin, but for the content of their character.
Well, I reckon those folks finally got what they wanted, for the content of their character is now being repeatedly broadcast to the whole wide world.
What is REALLY wrong is for our federal government to be interfering in a local issue.
The local authorities have already thoroughly investigated this case and made their determination.
That SHOULD be the end of it.
As for the agitators and rabble rousers, in some of those cases, they're in violation of the law, and they should be arrested and prosecuted.
Are they getting a free pass because of the color of their skin?
Well, then, cancel their free pass because of the content of their character.
There's a lot more I can say on this subject, having grown up in a segregated community in North Carolina as the so-called "Civil"(?) Rights Movement was going on, and racial integration was being forced on us at the point of a bayonet by our own government.
At the time, being a typical dreamy and idealistic youth, anxious to make the world a better place, I thought racial integration was a great idea, for after all, aren't all men brothers, and aren't all races the same?
But, after all these years, and after all the violations of our Constitution, with its destruction of our lost republic and the negation of our unalienable rights, I see that in attempting to correct one perceived injustice, we committed a far greater wrong, one which probably can't be rectified without massive bloodshed.
No, it's obvious that, although all men may be brothers, all races are NOT the same, nor are all value systems of equal worth.
Further, I've come to the conclusion that racial prejudice is a natural survival instinct given to us at birth by our Almighty God, which is reinforced by years of personal observation and harsh experience.
John Robert Mallernee
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507.