Letter to the editor | Red, white and black

July 31, 2013 

Black teens are being systematically executed in the United States and the political racist right justifies those killings by placing blame on the black community.

It is true, that there is an epidemic of black-on-black crimes. However, the black teens who are being slain are not being killed due to any illicit activity. They are being killed because they are black and near gun-toting cowards whose mentality is to shoot first, and then hide behind right-to-carry legislation.

There is no justification for shooting an unarmed teenager, who presents no life-threatening danger. The teen is gunned down because these cowards “perceive in their mind” that the teen is suspicious and a threat and they are confident that the law will exonerate them because they are white.

Calvin Jones

Port Matilda

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