Lived To Tell It

Dear Editor,

As an African American, I can somewhat feel the pain that the Travon Martin family feels of the injustice of the judicial system. We as Americans need to rely on and trust in the fairness of the judicial system, but when we are thrown under the wheels of injustice, it hurts. We must also realize what some may relate to as Mark Zimmerman’s on our police forces in our schools, in our neighborhoods and even in our court rooms.

Recently a case in Belmont County came before what I consider a Mark Zimmerman case as judge. The judge actually awarded a wealthy Caucasian man a substantial monetary judgment against a hard working, struggling African American small businessman without any physical evidence of damages. The wealthy man stated that he had no proof or photos of the damages, (pretty much just his word). The judge stated “That’s OK”. The judge agreed that the wealthy man was entitled to prevent the African American from entering his own property. Then the judge took nearly every hard earned penny the African American had worked for and awarded it to the wealthy Caucasian man. That’s what “Mark Zimmerman’s” do when they have power in their hands.

The good thing about it is the African American got to live to tell his side of the story, Travon, didn’t. (Hope you are listening, Anonymous)

Wayne E. Price