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Chief Lee

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Dear Chief Lee,
Justice has to be for everyone.
I, like hundreds of people around the world listened in horror to the 911 tapes of Trayvon Martin’s last moments on earth.  After reading about more of Mr. Zimmerman actions leading up to Trayvon’s death, I grew angry and then concerned. You actions in the midst of so much wrong doing are disconcerting.
Who would have imaged that in this day and age, a young black man would not be able to walk down the street without being labeled suspicious, followed and then murdered.
As a sworn office of the state of Florida, and a career lawman, you have an obligation to uphold the law, conduct a thorough and fair investigation and arrest George Zimmerman.
Trayvon’s life is valuable as those of the young people who I am sure are part of your life. Respect it by giving this case an honest investigation and arresting George Zimmerman.
In what world is it normal for someone to be shot and the shutter to be free and not even be charged? You cannot conti…

Pay Attention

By Michael W. Truitt
Over the last couple of day, contraception has been issue.  The Obama administration issued a directive requiring all employers to cover the cost of contraception. The catholic and religious communities balked at the idea of have to pay for something that they were against.  And the issue seemed to be an issue of religious freedom.  The Obama administration compromised and shifted the cost to the insurance companies, but the religious community, some politicians, and certain pundits are still not pleased.
You have people like Foster Friess, suggesting things like having women put aspirin between their legs, to Sandra Fluke being denied the opportunity to speak before contraception Hearing and on top of it all being called a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh.  I wonder if women are taking note that some white men are trying to make decisions that I believe a women should be making for themselves.  This contraception issues is no longer just about religious freedom, but it goes…