The impulse of some African-Americans to imagine that Trayvon Martin's murder could be another whitewash of a white murderer of a black man in the South is perhaps understandable. But it isn't, and the behavior of Reverend Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, and the liberal national media in the circumstances, is particularly scandalous.
So now we have two tragic stories of a 17-year-old boy in a hoodie and a 17-year-old girl in a hijab. One is gunned down, while the other finds her dying mother brutally attacked at home. And in both cases the police continue to lose the trust of those they are supposed to protect. If the police aren't going to say it, then I am. America, please stop the hate crimes.