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Justice For All

To the Editor:

In last week’s letter section [Letter Hive, 4/27/122, “Fanning The Flames Of Racial Division”], Rich Narel asks questions that I imagine are rhetorical, but that beg to be answered. Mr Narel cites the broad coverage of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, allegedly by George Zimmerman. He then refers readers to a case in which a black man, Tyrone Woodfork, was “arrested and charged in the brutal attacks” on Nancy and Bob Strait in North Tulsa, Okla., March 14, 2012. Mr Narel asks: “Where was the national media on this shocking crime? Why weren’t the racial agitators making any statements on this heinous act?”

The reason is that in the Strait case two people are dead and one person is “arrested and charged.” In the Trayvon Martin case, one person is dead, and charges weren’t even filed against the alleged shooter. Black man allegedly kills white couple, arrest follows. White man allegedly kills black man, no charges. Mr Narel uses a term that suggests he blames liberals for the abundant coverage of the Trayvon Martin case.

I suggest the case is not about liberals, conservatives, Democrats, or Republicans, but simply about the closing phrase of the Pledge of Allegiance: “justice for all.”

To letter writer Marybeth Hibbard [Letter Hive, 4/27/12, “Why Obama Should Be ‘Dethroned’”], who worries about Barack Obama dismantling our beloved country if given four more years in office: the United States made it through eight years of George Bush. That suggests to me that our country is far more resilient than Ms Hibbard gives it credit for. Go Obama!

Finally, to Robert Rabinowitz [Letter Hive, 4/27/12, “Radical Ideas”], thank you for your succinct defense of the EPA.

Jim Greenwood

Elm Drive, Newtown                                                        April 30, 2012

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