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Trayvon Martin and liberal leaders' selective outrage

Now that the George Zimmerman trial is history, I'd like to make a couple of comments. The entire episode was a horrible tragedy: a young man needlessly lost his life, a mother lost her son. While Mr. Zimmerman was found not guilty of criminal charges, one fact remains: he killed a man, and that is something he will have to live with for the rest of his life.

Now I have a question for Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid et. al.: Why is it that the only snuffed out young lives that matter to you are the ones taken by someone with a different skin color? The fact remains that more young black lives are taken by other young blacks. Yet we don't see you hamming it up in front of the cameras for those kids. They are no less dead than Trayvon Martin. Their mothers don't grieve any less than Trayvon Martin's mother. How about some moral outrage for their lives?

D. Pazourek, Sparks

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