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Kingman letters: Setting the stage for violence

One sign of good leaders is they speak or keep quiet when they should for the better good of their country. President Obama deviates from the norm, doing that which is most politically expedient.

Enter the tragic shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Obama remarks if he had a son, he would look like Trayvon, meaning both are black. No one, of course, wants any 17 year old shot no matter his color.

Enter the liberal press, Obama water carriers, who immediately refer to George Zimmerman, the shooter, as a white Hispanic.

The stage is set as it was with the Sandra Fluke fluke. Alinsky-style, every calamity must be used. A white on black murder. Don't let facts get in the way.

Endless pictures of 10-year-old smiling Trayvon run. None at age 17.

On cue, the Rev. Al and Jesse J. enter to stir the pot and lead the marches. Black Panther leader Muhammad declares a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman and calls for 5,000 to hunt him down. His address is given. He goes into hiding.

And the potential for more violence is set.

And the silence from Obama now is deafening.

But a few facts are emerging. Black friend says Zimmerman often tutored black kids for free, was no racist. Zimmerman was attacked, nose broken, head injured, with a witness.

Trayvon was suspended repeatedly for drugs, truancy, graffiti, was caught with women's' jewelry and a burglary tool and his Twitter account refers to him attacking a bus driver.

Once again, President Obama has spoken and kept quiet at exactly the wrong times.

Linda Athens


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