Holder should focus on the guilty, not George Zimmerman

July 17, 2013

A jury in Florida has found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter in the death of Trayvon Martin ("Martin verdict protests continue," July 16). Rather than have Attorney General Eric Holder's office pursue charges against someone found not guilty, I would ask that they focus their efforts on lengthening the amount of time those found guilty of violent crimes must serve in prison.

Unfortunately, a 17-year-old is dead, but the jury must have believed him to be the aggressor. Let's have Mr. Holder's office focus on those already convicted of being the aggressors and on keeping them off the streets and in federal prison once their state sentences have been served.

William Miller

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