Some local black pastors are seeing this as a teachable moment, an opportunity to address anybody-on-black violence, pointing out that picking just one high-profile case far away to get worked up over is overlooking the broader problem as well as the problems in one's own neighborhood.
Yeah, a lot of the people quoted in the linked article aren't pleased with the verdict. Unlike the empty-yet-talking heads on most of The Toob, they know it's not the end of the world -- and that there are problems far more pressing, right here in town.
Maybe it's not as easy to look right down the block but it's likely to make more of a difference in the long term.
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