“Unless one lives and loves in the trenches, it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanization is ceaseless.” –Audre Lorde
The boys mother Melissa Coon said his attackers told him you deserve it. >The boys mother Melissa Coon said his attackers told him you deserve it.…Teens set kid on fire for being 'white boy'MEENA HART DUERSONSunday, March 04, 2012A 13-year-old boy who police say was doused with gasoline and lit on fire last week while walking home from school is recovering from first-degree burns to his face and head.The boy was just two blocks from his home in Kansas City Tuesday when two teenagers began to follow him and then attacked him, his mother, Melissa Coon, said.Police have described the suspects as black 16-year-olds, while the victim is white."We were told it's a hate crime," Coon told KTLA.Before we jump on the "Trayvon Martin" was a Victim bandwagon, I believe we should all realize that, since none of us were there, we might want to wait until the investigation is complete before we stake our reputations on the support of a person who could have been guilty of exactly what he was accused of being guilty of. I think that many think Trayvon is innocent because of his age, I don't. I don't know if he was wrongly shot or not, but I'm willing to look deeper into the situation and not get on the "bandwagon" of "Defend Trayvon" before a real investigation (not the media type) is complete. Children do unspeakable things to others. Just as I think the media attention toward you for not saying the Pledge or a Prayer, was blown completely out of proportion,and indefensible, and I defend and support your position to do so, I believe we need to let the man accused by so many of harming Trayvon also deserves his day as well.
Builder6: If you look at my brief post, it says "Justice" for Trayvon. This boy is dead--he needs no defending.Rebecca