Trayvon Martin and Rick Santorum

March 27th, 2012 by Staff

The real tragedy

nydailynews.com – West New York, N.J.: I’m glad that so many people from all walks of life are protesting, honoring and rallying about the tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s killing in Sanford, Fla., and the attitude of presumed guilt on the part of alleged killer George Zimmerman that resulted in this utterly needless loss of life.

That having been said, I am also truly disgusted that many of the same people who are so moved and consumed by the Martin story today barely give a thought, say a word or lift a finger to rally about the thousands of nameless and faceless African-American young men who are senselessly killing each other all over America.

When the media glare of the Martin story fades, I hope that some of these so-called leaders, churches, celebrities and concerned citizens will direct some of their energy to fighting the scourge of black-on-black violence, which is decimating our communities.

Lamar Johnson

We are all Trayvon

Brooklyn: To Voicer Mary Manly: The fact that there was a protest rally held in New York City for a murder that occurred in Florida only goes to show you that this injustice ( that is, the murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman) is being seen for what it is: an injustice that has transcended state , as well as racial, lines. Dan Freeman

Slap the cuffs on George

Matawan, N.J.: If Dharun Ravi can be held responsible for the death of Tyler Clementi, then George Zimmerman should be held responsible for the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman should not be allowed to claim self-defense for a confrontation that he initiated. Angelo F. Grillo

A clear injustice

Rosedale: To Voicer Louis Azzilonna: The reason that the Trayvon Martin case is news is not the races/colors of the victim and perpetrator. It is news because an unarmed victim, doing nothing more than walking and talking on his phone was shot dead by a self-proclaimed member of the community watch, a position that did not include carrying a gun. I have no doubt in my mind that had it been your son who was murdered in this way, you would not mind the news coverage. Shirley Jordan

Stop the hate

Brooklyn: The Voicer vitriol directed against black Americans of late is unsettling and venomous. From the crude (“enough black Oscar winners”) to the sinister (posthumous sniping at Whitney Houston) to the vile (Trayvon Martin should have 86’d the hoodie), human civility seems to have vanished. I am white and find the racism overt and repulsive. Dan McGrath


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