Re: “Equal rights for elderly white men” (letter, 8-27).
The writer pronounces the random beating and murder of Delbert Belton in Spokane to be equivalent to the random shooting and murder of Trayvon Martin murder in Sanford, Fla. He is disturbed by the unequal public response, but there is a key difference.
In Spokane, suspects were quickly apprehended. They will be indicted and tried. In Sanford, Martin’s killer was originally neither arrested nor arraigned until public pressure was brought to bear.
No one assumes that Belton was deserving or guilty of the beating he received. Conversely, Martin is still …