Nick Gillespie, Kennedy & Joshua Swain
April 24, 2012
Trayvon Martin will not go gently into that good night, and the poor kid’s ghost can and will haunt us, it seems, until justice is done.
His shooter, the neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, so the wheels of the legal system, however slowly and imperfectly, are grinding forward.
But we can’t shake the death of 17-year-old Trayvon. That’s partly because it was senseless and avoidable. And also in part because his shooting is being ridden like Seabiscuit by everyone to benefit their respective political sides and agendas.