The Way It Oughta Be: Trayvon Martin Verdict

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(KPLR) – It's a verdict that seems to divide a lot of people, but maybe there's some common ground.  

I witnessed demonstrations over the Trayvon Martin verdict here in St. Louis.  I'll tell you what I told my daughter about the verdict.

I told her we will never know the truth about what happened.  Trayvon Martin is not alive to tell us, and there's no way to look inside George Zimmerman's heart to know what was going through his mind.

I told her one lesson to learn is that no matter which one was the aggressor, someone went too far.  Someone lost their cool and nothing good happens when you lose your cool.

Everyone has their own opinion on who’s to blame and I respect that.  I just don't want anyone I care about to be involved in a similar situation.  

If the verdict or the reaction to it makes you angry, getting angrier won't do you any good.

I’m JB and that’s “The Way It Oughta Be”.

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