Lately we have had senseless hateful actions by ignorant and mean young people in the country. A young ball player, Christopher Lane, was out jogging when he was killed by some Bored teens who decided to go, ‘lay out a Wood’. My understanding is that means “kill a peckerwood (or white man). Obviously planned premeditated Murder.
President Obama issued a statement through a spokesman.
"As the president has expressed on too many tragic occasions, there is an extra measure of evil in an act of violence that cuts a young life short. The president and first lady's thoughts and prayers are with Chris Lane's family and friends in these trying times." (47 words)
Compared to the first statement on the Travon Martin case, that was obviously not a Murder, it was as best a confrontation.
“Obviously this is a tragedy. I can only imagine what these parents are going through. When I think about this boy I think about my own kids and I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together, federal, state and local to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened.
I’m glad that not only the Justice Department is looking into it, I understand now that the governor of the state of Florida has formed a task force to investigate what is taking place.
I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how something like this happened. That means that we examine the laws and the context for what happened as well as the specifics of the incident.
But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon. If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon. I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and we will get to the bottom of exactly what happened.” (196 personal words)
Racial tension was already at a high point, and in my opinion the president’s statement was only fuel for a fire.
Once the verdict was in. I do give him credit for a ‘call for calm’ speech. There are too many murders in this country, too many families who do not get a personal message. Christopher Lane’s family got a ‘message’ from the president.
I am probably over reacting, but I am still unhappy about it.
If this offends you, tell me, we all have an opinion.
All lives are important. Some lives are destined to improve humanity’s lot. Some lives will always hurt, destroy and steal. I hope I can add not detract from this life.
the 1948 Tucker…