TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

'Open season' on black men

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

I taught my children and others about the things I once believed. I taught them about the principles that I had been taught were fundamental aspects of this country's founding. I taught that justice would eventually favor the people who stood on the promises of a nation founded on “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” I taught a pack of lies!

Trayvon Martin (a child) is buried beneath those lies. He was put there by the actions of George Zimmerman (an adult) playing “cops and robbers.” I taught that there are consequences for your actions. That particular lesson only applies to young black boys!

Zimmerman was told to stay in his vehicle. He was told not to pursue. Trayvon tried to defend himself against an unauthorized attack from Zimmerman. Trayvon is dead because Zimmerman didn't follow directions!

Zimmerman gets to live out his days contemplating his actions. Trayvon won't get that chance! I apologize for teaching things that just aren't true for young black boys!

We have calls for “a conversation about race.” I've grown tired of the conversation! Talk won't save the lives of the young boys who have targets on their backs.

The message has been sent! It's “open season” on black men! Shoot them if you can create the opportunity! The system will defend your right to shoot them through the heart ! I hope Zimmerman lives long enough to experience the agony he has caused the Martins and this nation.

Miles S. Adams Sr.

Mt. Lebanon

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Letters

  1. ATI ‘ate its own’
  2. Trump: Stealing the thunder
  3. Much to explain
  4. Indians true victims
  5. Inspiration on ice
  6. Wolf’s budget better
  7. Burden eased
  8. Sickened by politicians
  9. ATI unfair
  10. International hurt USW locals
  11. Shine light on union pacts’ terms