My only comment is that not only is this a national waste of time and diversion from the scandals that are not unsurprisingly plaguing government today, it is really that folks are not approaching this from a very honest perspective. First when POTUS said that "Trayvon Martin could have been me", was he referring to the Trayvon Martin that punched someone in the face and was smashing George Zimmerman's head on the pavement? Second, this story early on promised to be a man bites dog story, since young black men disproportionately murder people.
According to FBI data for 2010:
Did you know that 90% of blacks are murdered by blacks, and 83% of whites are murdered by whites?From here. So lets a look at these simple statistics, and one that that sticks out and just argues that there is a violence problem in black communities is that blacks are 7 times more likely to commit murder than whites.
Did you know that there are 14.82 murders per 100K by blacks versus 2.17 per 100K for whites?
Per capita there are 7x more murders committed by blacks than whites.
What are these black folks learning in their families that leads them to such violence and low regard for life? This is the much bigger problem. i think that it is that we do not hold blacks to the same standards of behavior that we hold others and this has led to a degradation of morality among many blacks. This is the real issue that we face, not the hysteria that is going on now in a ginned up case of supposed racial violence that looks little like it was about race at all.
Obama Says Martin Case Calls for ‘Soul Searching’ on Race - Bloomberg