Letters, Week of July 31, 2013

Good stand on Stand Your Ground

To The Editor:
Thank you for your outstanding editorial on the Trayvon Martin killing (editorial July 17 – 30, “The Trayvon verdict”). Your analysis of George Zimmerman’s actions within the larger context of so-called “volunteer” security officers enlisted in too many neighborhoods around the country got to the crux of this case. Reforming these dubious law enforcement activities and overturning existing Stand Your Ground laws in nearly two dozen states is an important effort for justice in our nation. Of all the popular media analyses I’ve read on this tragic and unnecessary killing, yours was uniquely useful in its discussion.
Joan Gregg