The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


August 2, 2013

Just the facts, please

It gets beyond tiring to see people send it letters with information that they haven't really checked for the accuracy about. The people who kept saying that the civil rights investigation regarding the Zimmerman case was closed were merely being optimistic -- the case was never closed -- the case has remained ongoing.

And this other information about the DOJ sending civil servants to participate in anti-Zimmerman rallies comes from sites like "The Blaze" and other right-wing sites like it. Maybe some of you people should do some fact-checking before you post letters with information that isn't remotely verified.

Attorney General Holder was not agitating anything at an NAACP convention -- go look at the tape. When you allow people like Hannity or Glenn Beck to "interpret" things for you, you get it wrong and look foolish. You want to see some unprofessional speeches and speeches that reflect what many of us see as blatant conflict of interest, check out some of the speeches of Antonin Scalia who, in my opinion, has shamed the office of a Supreme Court Judge. His speeches and quotes clearly show a racism that should have been long gone for most of us, especially a person of his standing and education.

Think about a similar case to this one: the case in Shenandoah a few years ago where some inebriated young town athletes took exception to a Hispanic man walking down their street. They got him to the ground and kicked him so severely that he died a few days later. The local trial barely gave them a slap on the wrist. When evidence was accumulated for a Federal Civil Rights trial and enough evidence was assembled and another trial was held. Not only did some of these young men go to jail, the police who collaborated with them did, too.

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