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Justice system is topsy-turvy

Something is terribly wrong with our system when three elderly peace activists enter a nuclear weapons site in Tennessee, spray paint anti-war slogans and pour blood on the walls as an act of non-violent civil disobedience and are found guilty of two felonies (threat to national security and trespassing), and now face up to 35 years in prison.

Meanwhile George Zimmerman kills an unarmed child with the claim of self-defense and he is acquitted ("Zimmerman verdict wasn't about race," July 23).

When harmless religiously inspired peace activists are targeted for expressing their strong moral conviction that killing is wrong and end up in jail and an overzealous gun-slinging, self-appointed block watcher demonizes a black child walking through "his" neighborhood provokes a fight and kills an unarmed 17-year-old boy and then walks without punishment, it isn't justice. We should be outraged should be outraged at our criminal punishment system as both verdicts are reprehensible!

Leslie Ebert

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