Don't Rush To Judgment In Trayvon Martin Case
IS THIS CASE GOING TO LEAD TO THE NEXT RACE WAR?
Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2012, 7:07 AM
The death of Trayvon Martin has led to yet several media dust-ups. The case has been a minefield for commentators.
Fox newscaster Geraldo Rivera blamed Martin’s hoodie for the
shooting. Filmmaker Spike Lee tweeted the wrong address for Zimmerman,
forcing an elderly couple to flee to a hotel. Lee apologized and offered
compensation. Rivera said he was sorry his comment was a distraction,
but continued to argue that in certain circumstances. a minority youth
wearing a hoodie “is a 911 call waiting to happen.”
No better are those scouring the internet for photos — some fake — of
Martin in gangsterlike poses. A picture of a teenager flipping the
bird, real or not, does not settle a thing.
Organizing a posse to take down Zimmerman is reprehensible. So is blaming the victim. Neither approach serves justice.
Public outcry led to investigations that might never have happened.
The wise course now is to reserve judgment until all the facts are in.
It might be noted that the most popular pics circulating the msm these days are of Trayvon Martin at age 17...... or is it age 12?
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