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  • Zimmerman was in the wrong

    Zimmerman was in the wrong
    The George Zimmerman verdict was appalling yet predictable given that the trial centered on the wrong-headed premise that what happened after the confrontation was key, not what led up to it ("Martin's parents speak; still seeking answers," July 19)....
  • George Zimmerman verdict wasn't about race

    George Zimmerman verdict wasn't about race
    I know first hand that racism still exists in America, but I keep wondering why so many presume it was the key factor in the Zimmerman-Martin tragedy or the jury's decision ("For white Americans, it's time to listen," July 21). Those who weren't in...
  • Comments on the Zimmerman case in Florida [Letter]

    On a rainy 2012 February night in Sanford, Fla., a gunshot to the chest of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin ended his life. He was shot by 29-year-old George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator. Because Martin was black and Zimmerman was labeled by some...
  • Not your grandmother's NAACP

    Not your grandmother's NAACP
    When Benjamin Jealous, at 35, became the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP in 2008, he took over an institution with a venerable name but whose greatest triumphs appeared to lie in the past. Mr. Jealous, who announced last week that he will step down...
  • George Zimmerman was acquitted because the state had no evidence

    George Zimmerman was acquitted because the state had no evidence
    In response to Grafton R. Hersperger's letter ("Zimmerman was wrong," July 22), There is a reason that the local district attorney did not indict George Zimmerman, and it was the same reason that the special prosecutor bypassed the normal process of going...
  • Martin's 'innocence' a liberal concoction

    Martin's 'innocence' a liberal concoction
    Grafton R. Hersperger's letter to the editor ("Zimmerman was wrong," July 22) expresses views that can be taken seriously only in Liberal World. He states that George Zimmerman "should be held 100 percent responsible" for the incident that resulted in...
  • Race infects juvenile justice in Maryland

    Race infects juvenile justice in Maryland
    In the past month, I anxiously awaited the outcomes of several important civil rights and criminal justice court decisions. But the case that triggered the strongest and most varied emotions was the criminal trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman, who...
  • Trayvon Martin: Give it a rest

    Trayvon Martin: Give it a rest
    I am appalled though not surprised to see your liberal socialist rag continue to fan the flames of controversy and racial tension by publishing an inflammatory and overly opinionated letter, such as the one in Saturday's "Your Turn" column by Maj. Gen....
  • Media shades coverage of Zimmerman case to fit a narrative

    Media shades coverage of Zimmerman case to fit a narrative<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    I never thought the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case deserved nearly the attention it got. But reasonable people can disagree about that. What strikes me as unconscionable, however, is the way the supposedly objective media have not only...
  • The folly of 'Stand Your Ground' laws

    The folly of 'Stand Your Ground' laws
    I really identify with the contributor who compared the George Zimmerman verdict to the lynchings of the past ("The new lynching," July 27). The "Stand Your Ground" law in Florida and other states enables people carrying a gun to be the judge, jury and...
  • Obama did blacks a disservice by playing the race card in the Trayvon Martin case

    Obama did blacks a disservice by playing the race card in the Trayvon Martin case
    Does anyone besides me get irritated at the hypocrisy and race-baiting that is made worse by articles like the one penned by Auset Marion Lewis ("A river of tears for all the Trayvons," July 16)? It belonged in a bad romance novel instead of a...
  • Baltimore Councilman asks: Amid Zimmerman furor, what about local crime?

    Baltimore Councilman asks: Amid Zimmerman furor, what about local crime?
    Amid the local furor over the George Zimmerman acquittal - a protest outside Baltimore City Hall drew hundreds - one city councilman wonders if city residents are overlooking home-grown crime.  Away from the rally City Councilman Brandon Scott brought...