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Trayvon Martin was shot dead in Sanford, Fla. last month. The alleged killer, George Zimmerman, is being tried and convicted by a jury of public opinion in a court of television. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?
This tragic incident has taken on a life of its own. Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson raced to Sanford to fan the racial fires. Some members of Congress, media and others are making matters worse by the premature judging of the yet unknown facts of this case.
Matthew Chew died when he was jumped and stabbed by a group of young boys who were simply "bored." Why didn't the reporters and politicians rush to deplore and denounce this attack? If Matthew was black and his attackers white, New London would have been the center of a racially motivated incident without proof.
These two young men are dead due to violent circumstances. Two sets of parents are feeling the unbelievable pain of the loss of their sons. They deserve our sympathy and support.
In Trayvon Martin's case a special prosecutor has been appointed by the Florida governor and the Department of Justice is investigating. Let them do their work. Who among us is so intelligent that we have all the answers with the information available to us?