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If anything, verdict showed weakness of jury system

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If anything, verdict showed weakness of jury system Contrary to former town justice Bruce Trachtenberg’s July 19 letter, “Zimmerman verdict affirmed justice system,” I believe the verdict proved again the jury system is as vulnerable to human frailty as any other human institution. As a jurist, I would rather have had Mr. Trachtenberg address his thoughts on the role the “Stand Your Ground” law played as a backdrop in this case, the jury’s apparent dismissal ...

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July 29, 2013
2:01 a.m.

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Peter Sparano:
Perhaps you would like to share with the class, what the definition of that word is.
I found at least a dozen different definitions, and found none of them to be offensive.

I'm not entirely sure that you know the definition of the word "slanderous" either.

I am a white, 3rd generation male that is 3/4 Italian (just enough to be waterproof), and I define myself as being an American, and not some displaced Italian longing for home.
If it was that wonderful, why are you still here?

My grandparents didn't leave because Italy was just the greatest thing ever.
Granted, someone that would name their business "The Wandering Dago" is most likely a groundling, and yahoo, but I think that was their idea of self deprecating humor.

While I was looking up definitions, I looked up the word "honky" as well, and still failed to be offended.
Stop grasping for things to be offended by.
It doesn't make you special, it just makes you annoying.

July 29, 2013
7:47 a.m.

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Three of my four grandparents were immigrants from Ireland. I'm 100% Irish. Should I be "offended" by the fighting Irish leprechaun caricature used by Notre Dame? We're oh, so sensitive nowadays.