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Racial issues are being concocted by opportunists

The loss of life of any 17-year-old is deplorable, but Trayvon Martin made a terrible mistake when he chose to viciously attack a neighborhood watch volunteer in a Florida gated community.

The volunteer, George Zimmerman, happened to be armed and the tragic result speaks for itself.

But everyone, including Martin’s family, is now being bombarded by insensitive opportunists like Al Sharpton, who unabashedly attempt to manufacture racial issues to prop up their own insidious agendas.

Likewise, those who commit destructive criminal acts under the pretext of misguided “concerns” should be treated accordingly by the very criminal justice system they so vehemently abhor. Shame on you if you don’t appreciate the freedom and justice that apply to all.

Ray Pauley

Grand Island