The Trayvon Martin case is a tragedy, but it is a local case, to be tried in the local courts by a local judge and jury. Our President, our Federal and State officials need to keep their noses out of it, the media are just using it to engender "Gun Control" support and Sharpton and Jackson are just milking it for personal and political gain. And for the last time, I hope, HE WAS NOT KILLED BY A POLICE OFFICER, on duty or off!
I grieve for the Martin family and friends and I pray that the senseless deaths in this country would stop; ALL of them, not just black men killed by White/Hispanic men, but all senseless deaths, of every type, shootings, stabbings, road rage, beatings, all of them and the color of the victim or of the perpetrator should never be an issue to anyone.
We'll find out during the legal proceedings the real story of what happened that night, not just the current media exploited versions or the "Death to Zimmerman" racist hater versions, but the truth and, hopefully, justice will be served.
I know that many folks in this country have forgotten (or never learned) the tenants of the Constitution of the United States of America and that we are (supposedly) considered to be innocent until PROVEN guilty in a Court of Law. We want and hope for justice and we hope and pray that the jury will consider the evidence presented and not be swayed by the "Trial by Media". This case may not go to trial or it might. In either case, hysteria, media generated hate and hype and racist taunting should never rule the day.
I will never forget the L.A. riots and how racist hatred burned a city. I pray we will not see a similar reprisal.
Trayvon Martin was not killed by a gun, he was killed by a man. The complete why and the complete how have not yet come to light; I hope they do soon and, whatever the outcome, I pray that, as a nation, we will allow the Martin family the time to grieve in peace and that this death will not beget other deaths, for any reason.