Friday, March 23, 2012

A 17-year-old like any one of our own

He texted at all hours and enjoyed playing sports video games.
High school chemistry was a bear, but he still planned on college.
He wanted to be a pilot.
Trayvon Martin sounds like he would’ve been a typical 17-year-old in our community.
He could’ve been Robert Powell’s son.
He could’ve been James Thomas’ son, too.
Both fathers were among concerned local people who journeyed to Sanford to join a rally protesting the fatal shooting of Martin on Feb. 26 by a neighborhood watch volunteer.
A tragedy that’s ignited a nationwide furor resonates here.

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