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Judge Karlin Fights Back

March 08, 1992

Judge Karlin stated that she received a lot of support for her decision.

A 15-year-old child was killed, a good student, not a gang member. This grocer was so afraid of crime that she shot Latasha Harlins in the back of the head. And the judge said she has many supporters for this.

When our black children are lynched and killed we are not, as the media portray us, tap-dancing. Or singing and asking for forgiveness. We cry, we grieve and we don't forget. How many children do we have to lose before people realize we are humans, we bleed? If Judge Karlin in her 41 years has not realized this, she should think and get her head out of the sand.

To me the media are some of the biggest hypocrites there are; they portray blacks as animals, but we are not treated as well. Animals have an organization that spends money to protect them. If this grocer had been afraid of a dog and shot it in the back of the head, she probably would have received 10 years without parole.

PATSY McKISSICK, Los Angeles

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