Readers sound off on Trayvon Martin story
April 05, 2012 12:01 AM | 1470 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a selection of the responses from readers of in reaction to recent MDJ stories.

Ken — If it was a black man that had killed Martin would there have been this much protesting.

May-Retta Survivor — What I don’t understand is why those races (usually black) who seem to have more of these problems don’t address them within their own “community” rather than forever “whining” to others. You may not want to believe all of this, but people will judge you as to how you behave and sound. Chances are, if you act, dress and sound like a thug, you are just that and will be treated accordingly.

Ambemom — People are missing the point. This was a call to prayer not a protest.

Also, it’s despicable how the evidence in this case has been leaked, altered, edited and otherwise exploited daily chipping away at any chance of a fair trial and true justice.

Anonymous — WOW. Racism is alive and well in Cobb County. Why not call yourselves what you really are, RACIST and pitiful. Only an idiot could find fault in people coming together to pray. The next rally should be geared toward folks like you.

May-Retta Survivor — @anonymous: And only a BIGGER idiot would find fault with the truth when it is expressed. No “racist” here. However, if you wish to find and isolate the real problem, look to yourself.

Truth Patrol — These individuals suffer from what is commonly called “Selective Outrage.“ Their time would be better spent protesting the high percentage of unmarried black mothers, black unemployment, black on black violence and black illiteracy.

Who’s Watching Who — “‘You need to go to the polls on July 31, and make a difference here in Cobb,’ (the NAACP’s Deane) Bonner told the crowd. “It will give us an opportunity to have representation of people who look like us and may look at our sons and daughters, and see that they are worthy.’” That’s a racist comment if I ever heard one but I figure blacks who say something this asinine feel entitled or just plain stupid. What if using that reasoning, it was the policy of the NBA that only 13 percent of players could be black? See how utterly stupid that sounds?

Anonymous — The fact is that young black men, disproportionate to their percentage of the general population, are involved in violent crimes. Unfortunately, that reflects on all black men. Particularly the young black men who think dressing up to look like thugs and gangstas is cool, hip or whatever the latest hip hop slang might be. They want to look like thugs, but when they are treated like thugs they cry racism or prejudice or profiling. Until that changes the black community is going to have to live with the very predictable consequences.

Last GA Democrat — This is a tragic story anyway that is it sliced and diced, but make no mistake, the endless coverage of this story is politically-motivated by a mainstream media trying to tilt the election towards the Democrats in November.

The real issue — People who are not law enforcement should not be carrying side arms in the city or suburbs.

Modern Patriot — Why? So the ones illegally carrying can use them against those who could carry, but don’t because it would be against the law? Bad guys will carry guns, regardless of the law, but when the good guys carry them too the bad guys are more wary of them.

Anonymous — Teach the thugs to quit killing and robbing and crime will go down. We all know the truth, and my friend, me and mine are not causing the problems.
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