The president’s remarks in the wake of Trayvon Martin case offered another punctuation point in our country’s ongoing conversation about race.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: In America, the letter of the law can lead to an outcome some may find unjust. When that happens, as in the Trayvon Martin killing, what are ordinary citizens to do?
If George Zimmerman had abided by the tenets of Jewish law, Trayvon Martin would be alive today. And Zimmerman wouldn’t have to live under a cloud of suspicion and mistrust.
For Erika Davis, the shocking verdict in the Trayvon Martin killing has given new meaning to Tisha B’Av. She will mourn for one family’s loss — and a society that is still gripped by racism.
You can agree with the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case or not, but numbers don’t lie. 55% of all U.S. gun murder victims are black, J.J. Goldberg writes.
It’s rare that Saturday nights and Sunday mornings in America are so focused on a court decision. But since last night’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of 17-year-old unarmed Trayvon Martin, it seems that all of America is talking about the verdict reached by six anonymous female jury members in Florida.
A Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman on Saturday for the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, setting free a man who had become a polarizing figure in the national debate over racial profiling and self-defense laws.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: George Zimmerman claims he killed Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Jewish law has plenty to say about this fraught legal question.