If Kathleen Parker had a great-grandfather, he may have owned someone who looked like President Obama or Trayvon Martin. Parker, who has apparently suffered the scrutiny of profiling at a boutique in Georgetown, knows how it feels. She has figured out the complexities of profiling — it’s your clothing — so go home, change those jeans along with the color of your skin, and you, too, can be treated with respect.
She makes an analogy of the Trayvon Martin case and the two horrific beating cases of Christopher Lane and WW II vet Delbert Belton. Her simplistic view of those crimes is almost disrespectful of the victims. In the Lane and Belton cases, the alleged perpetrators were arrested quickly and charged. George Zimmerman wasn’t arrested for several weeks and only after public outrage demanded it.
The senseless and disturbing crimes on Belton and Lane are much more complex than race or profiling. Parker has once again proven she is a member of the Obama-can’t-do-anything-right club.
Felicia Tannehill, Biscayne Park