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Mourning Trayvon Martin

gil422 Wrote: Apr 10, 2012 12:58 PM
"In my state a capital crime is required to go before a grand jury. That would make this a signal that the prosecutor doesn't feel a capital crime was committed.. I assume this isn't true in Florida." 5th ammendment: "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury..." It is true in Florida and it is and it is a signal that the prosecutor doesn't feel a capital crime was committed.

As we mourn the death of Trayvon Martin, we should take the time to remember another 17-year-old black youth murdered just four years ago. On March 2, 2008, high school senior Jamiel Shaw was gunned down in Los Angeles. According to police, Shaw was walking home when two men he had never met jumped out of a car and one shot him. A talented football player, Shaw had scholarship offers from Stanford University and Rutgers. The man who shot him was Petro Espinoza, an illegal immigrant and member of a gang with a history of extensive violence against African Americans. According...