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Let the law take its course
I am writing to agree with the conclusion from a recent letter on the Treyvon Martin killing. Vigilante justice is wrong and should not be tolerated in a law-abiding society. Given that, I am disgusted with the rush to justice shown by the mainstream media and certain self-appointed leaders in the black community.
For those who would care to remember, there have been cases in the past where race-baiting blowhards such as Al Sharpton have attempted to stir up racial hatred on behalf of an alleged victim. Check out what happened with Tawana Brawley in New York or the more recent Duke rape case and you will see the same pattern of what has been happening here.
I do not know all of the circumstances of what happened on the evening of Feb. 26. As the investigation is still under way, no one does. What I do know is that the mainstream media is back up to their old tricks. The shooter, a Hispanic, is magically transformed into a white man. Outdated photographs showing Treyvon Martin at age 12 or 13 and George Zimmerman from a jail booking are broadcast to make Martin look more innocent and Zimmerman more sinister. NBC News is caught “editing” the 911 tape and ABC had to back track on the jail video tape showing the wound on the back of Zimmerman’s head. The only thing we are missing is a forged document and I am sure CBS News has called back Dan Rather to head up that effort. The real attempts at vigilante justice I see are on the part of the media, the New Black Panther Party, certain outspoken members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Al Sharpton’s mob of professional protesters. It is time for them, and the rest of us as well, to step back and let the law do its job.
Kenneth L. Randall