Bishop T.D. Jakes—The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin

Posted by Kendall Harmon

[This case]...is evolving into a case of two justices: separate and, like Jim Crow laws, far from equal.

From the apparent racial profiling, overt violation of neighborhood watch protocols and real-time police directives, to accusations of tampered evidence, to the failure to undertake reasonable measures afforded by the law, I count a multitude glaring discrepancies. How did "The System" fail to ensure that this boy's life was not inconsequential?

As a citizen, I understand that no case is all black or all white, despite appearances to the contrary. I realize that justice is fraught with nuances, not the very least of which is Florida's "stand your ground" law, which was designed to protect threatened parties, and in all irony of all ironies appears to be the very thing keeping the instigator out of prison, in complete contrast to the spirit of the controversial pro-gun law.

Read it all.

I will take comments on this submitted by email only to at KSHarmon[at]mindspring[dot]com.

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