My conservative friends will probably want to disown me when I say I agree with Leonard Pitts and his liberal friends (“I, too, am Trayvon Martin,” July 25 commentary).
They are correct when they state that justice was not achieved in the George Zimmerman trial. But they fail to understand that the concern of the courts is not to dispense justice.
It is only to ascertain what the law dictates. According to the law, the jury had no legal recourse but to acquit Zimmerman. But justice was not served. Had Zimmerman not chosen to confront Martin, this young man would still be alive. Not only are the courts not equipped to dispense justice, in many ways they even prohibit the pursuit of justice.
Esau, of Roanoke, is a retired Postal Inspector.