AG Pushes for Dialogue After Trayvon Martin Shooting

Eric Holder says tragedy provides an opportunity for the nation to speak honestly about complicated issues.
3:02 | 07/15/13

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Of course says this celebration unfolds we are also mindful of of the pain. Felt by our nations surrounding the tragic. And unnecessary shooting death of trade on Martin in Sanford Florida last year. And we are cognizant of the fact that the state trial reached its conclusion over the weekend. As parents. As engaged citizens. And as leaders whose standard -- vigilant against violence in communities across the country. The Delta's are deeply. And rightly concerned about this case. The Justice Department shares your concerns. I share your concern. And gasoline cars to acknowledged last spring we have opened an investigation. Into this matter. Independent of the legal determination that will be made. I believe that this tragedy provides yet another opportunity for our nation to speak. Honestly. About the complicated news and emotionally charged issues that this case has raised. We must not. As we have too often in the past let this opportunity pass. I hope that we will approach. This is necessarily difficult dialogue with the same dignity that those who have lost the most Fremont parents. That they have demonstrated throughout the last year and especially over the past few days. They suffered the pain that no parent should have to endure and one that I as a father cannot begin to concede. Even as we embrace their example and hold them in our prayers. We must not -- this opportunity to better understand one another and to make better this nation that we cherish. Moreover. I want to assure you that the department will continue to act in a manner that is consistent with the facts. And the law. We are committed to standing with the people of Sanford. With the individuals and families affected by this incident. -- -- our state and local partners local partners in order to alleviate tensions to address community concerns and to promote healing. We are determined to meet division and confusion with understanding and compassion and also with truth. We are resolved. As you want to combat violence involving -- directed at young people. To prevent future tragedies. And to deal with the underlying attitudes. Mistaken beliefs. And stereotypes. That serve as the basis for these two common -- -- And we will never stop working to ensure that in every case. In every circumstance any and every community. Just this must be done.

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