Walter L. Caldwell: Someone to blame for boy's death

July 28, 2013 

Well, the Trayvon Martin-Zimmerman case is over. While I believe that the jury followed the law, I still cannot see how they can hold him blameless. Saying they both were wrong does not satisfy me. The fact remains that someone is dead.

Due to the publicity of this case, another case was forgotten about — a 76-year-old man shooting a 13-year-old black boy in Milwaukee, Wis., because he thought that he stole $3,000 worth of his guns. The boy was taking out the garbage at 10:30 in the morning when the man confronted the boy about it; the boy told him he didn't do it, the man pulled out a gun and shot the boy point blank. When the police arrived, he was still holding the gun. When the police told him to put the gun down he did and said, "Yeah, I shot him."

Why is it always black people getting shot? If I did that they probably wouldn't even try me. Just execute me. Some will say that I'm being a racist. You are wrong. I am black and I am scared. How would you feel if someone started targeting your people because of the color of their skin?

WALTER L. CALDWELL

Atwater

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