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Letter: If men hadn’t had guns, teens wouldn’t be dead
First Published Feb 22 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Feb 22 2014 01:01 am

Once again we have been witnesses to the failure of our judicial system to convict adult white males who shot and killed unarmed black teenagers ("Florida man guilty of lesser counts in music shooting," Tribune, Feb. 15).

Did this happen because of the incompetence of the prosecution? Perhaps, but I do not know.

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Did this happen because of racial bias? Perhaps, but I do not know.

Did this happen because of Florida’s "Stand Your Ground" law? Perhaps, but I do not know.

All of the above likely influenced the verdict, but I do not know for certain and to what extent.

What I do know is this: If these two men had not had guns, two American black teenagers would not have been shot and killed.

Dick Eubanks


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