Monday, July 30, 2012

Some Common Sense In Trayvon Martin Case

It seems like, after some time, there is some common sense coming from Sanford Florida, where the Trayvon Martin shooting took place.
From the Orlando Sentinel: Rather than having a memorial solely dedicated to Trayvon Martin, Sanford should have one recognizing everyone who has been killed in the city, several residents said in a community meeting on Monday organized by city officials.
"What makes Trayvon's life any more significant than all the others who have died?" Sanford resident Sherri Wilkie said. "Why not make a memorial universal for all people?"
Sanford officials said they wanted to hold the meeting to give residents an opportunity to "share their thoughts on what would be appropriate ways to express sympathy and condolences for the loss of Trayvon Martin's life and others who have been killed in our city."
The idea for the meeting came after city officials this month removed flowers, stuffed animals, crosses and cards that were left at a curbside memorial outside the Retreat at Twin Lakes, the gated community where the unarmed teenager was shot by George Zimmerman. The city moved the items to the Sanford Museum.
Even though the meeting topic might have been one on the minds of many in the community, city leaders made it clear there are currently no plans to build a memorial for Martin or others.
There should be no memorial for Martin unless the Martin family or supporter wants to have one on their property, especially since we have not had a trial yet.
Let the facts come out and see what happens in court and then if the City wants to have a memorial, then do it for all those who have been killed by violence.

1 comment:

  1. There is no sense at all in this case.

    Trayvon was a thug who got put down when he attacked Zimmerman. Race baiters and a complicit media only fanned the flames and made it into a "racial issue". Then the PC patrol in the form of Angela Corey couldn't get a murder indictment via a grand jury, so she decides to make up the charges herself, smiling during her initial presser while she did it.

    Except for a handful of internet outlets, I have yet to see the media show the real Trayvon's photos, which are of a tattooed, gold toothed, gangsta wannabe who was 6 ft tall and 180 lbs, not the cherubic 12 year old we've been shown on TV.

    More importantly, Trayvon died because of his actions in attacking Zimmerman. He deserves no memorial. There are so many kids who die in black on black violence everyday in this country but the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons never rail on that. Apparently, in their world, black kids only die at the hands of a "white hispanic".