Voice of the people
Burton deserves praise for career
Please add my personal congratulations and well wishes to Steve Burton as he retires from leading the Tri-State Building and Trades Council.
The “tripartite relationship” with labor and contractors and owners, described by Rob Slagel in his Sunday guest column, was a key ingredient in the successful development of Pullman Square.
I treasure the associations and the friendships that grew from our several years of working together.
Tri-State Transit Authority
Recent trial was not about race
As I watched President Obama speak of Trayvon Martin, I had to wonder why it was called a racial thing. Mr. President, why, when two black kids shot and killed a white 2-year-old baby in the face killing him instantly, was no one yelling and screaming racial slurs?
Is it just the whites who are prejudiced or are blacks the same way and can’t admit it? Stop and think about shooting a child in the face because the parent has no money to give them.
That in my mind is animalistic and the shooter should be dead for what he did. Also during the Martin trial in Chicago, over 68 people were shot and killed but nothing said about them.
What is it that if you have broken a man’s nose and are beating his head on the concrete that he does not have the right to defend himself?
Odds are if you break my nose and beat my head on the concrete, you will be shot and at that point race will not matter to me.
You will see me react like the rest of you would, just like Zimmerman did.
Back a mouse in a corner and it will defend itself because it wants to live, too. Zimmerman is Hispanic, so don’t put us whites in the middle.
We have enough to worry about.
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