Letters to the Editor

Not about race

Pastor Dwight McKissic says that the “mindset” of profiling blacks based on crime statistics “explains why Zimmerman killed Martin and why Wilson killed Brown” (”Keeping the faith in spite of Ferguson, Friday.)

I respectfully disagree.

George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin because Trayvon Martin physically and viciously attacked Zimmerman. Zimmerman defended himself legally with a gun.

Officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown because Michael Brown physically and viciously attacked Wilson. Wilson defended himself legally with a gun.

Race had nothing to do with these two legally armed victims defending themselves from their attackers.

— Craig Ward, Euless