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  •  I never tried to speak for you. Or for Trayvon's (4+ / 0-)

    parents.  I spoke for myself.  

    Of course his parents won't be "satisfied".  However, they have said they will accept the verdict, whatever it is.  And that's what I'm suggesting we do.  That we look at what was accomplished rather than stamping our feet over something we can't control.

    People refusing to let this be swept under the rug resulted in an investigation that would otherwise not have been done.  That was all that was demanded.  Not a guilty verdict, not even a charge.  Just an investigation and then a determination of whether charges were justified once the investigation was complete.  Now people are demanding that a jury make a specific decision.  That's not the way our justice system works.  

    If we decide our system has failed every time someone we believe is guilty is not convicted, we're in trouble.  People who are guilty are found not guilty all the time - because the evidence is not strong enough.  I can envision an acquital in this case, unfortunately.  And if that happens and we let that feel that it constitutes a failure, that also will be a shame.  Because at least Trayvon's parents have the knowledge that enough people cared to fight hard enough to get an investigation done and charges brought - and that's what was being fought for.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 07:26:48 PM PDT

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    •  God you are a truly pathetic (0+ / 1-)
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      'Center of the universe' person. Nobody cares what you think or feel. You don't get to decide what Justice is. God, get over yourself.

      Democracy, if done properly, is rude, messy, and loud

      by allensl on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 09:22:36 PM PDT

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