What many blacks and liberals will never publicly acknowledge is that Trayvon Martin's death was a consequence of his own criminal conduct ("'Life has got to be of some value,'" July 21). For a multitude of reasons, people make other people angry every day. Yet no one has the right to physically assault someone simply because that someone has said or done something to make him angry. The prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder trial referred to Mr. Martin as a "child," as if he were seven instead of 17 years old. The national media repeatedly referred to him as an "unarmed teenager," as if a well-built 17-year-old could not possibly harm someone with his fists or by pounding his head onto a concrete sidewalk.