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But joining me now are two spiritual leaders.
Here to discuss the impact of this case and why it's evokes such strong reactions.
Doctor LB -- -- it's a civil rights activists and a niece of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
And rabbi Marvin -- is founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the museum of tolerance.
Doctor king's hand rabbi it's a pleasure to have both to be here are picking let me begin with you.
Tell me do you see that this case.
Was blown out of proportion in regards to race -- is this an honest and even a deserved the reaction.
And -- necessary reaction from the African American community.
Governor as I listened to your dialogue as -- explained everything so thoroughly I can only agree with you.
And you know as an African American woman has a mother.
I do know and sympathize.
How the mother and father must -- -- And so it's very vons chains have been buried with him and of course that is a very sensitive point and a sensitive issue.
However also let -- African American mother and a woman I read my Bible.
And my Bible tells me that mercy triumphs.
And that we have taught to love justice and love mercy and walk humbly before our god.
And -- that's what I'm really asking if I'm hearing not just as an African American not just as a woman as an American and as a Christian.
I had a young man at church say to me this morning hello I'm -- said I'm so distressed.
And I said this at the time to pray and turned to god.
Not to retaliation and not to violence and that's going to be very important that message that you giving.
I indicates that most of them -- -- as well I know that his family was impacted the whole nation hasn't been impacted by these actions.
And this at the time I can hear my father reverend AD king my uncle Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Do not result resort to violence.
Let us -- the reason -- too painful solutions.
And in that way -- banned for life also would not have been inventing.
Rabbi -- if you can just speak to the fact that this has clearly been a divisive.
Trial for the nation and people -- taken sides in a way that really.
Don't reflect the fact that this was a local issue.
Involving a couple of people that ordinarily would have made the news.
So to speak to what.
Do we learn from it and what do we need to do is a country.
It took to not make everything up point of of racial polarity.
Well first let me say this that I didn't watch if I can't say I watched every hour.
Of the trial but I did watch.
I got a good feel old but what was happening in the trial I would say -- I think that.
Any country in the world.
Should be privileged to have -- your free judicial system.
I as the United States of America.
On the defense.
Or on the prosecution can say.
That this was stolen justice.
That there was something blatantly unfair about the trial latest tragic.
-- young man lost his life.
It should not have happened it need not have happened body it did and the question is where we go from here.
Every day at the museum of tolerance.
We deal would survive its.
Every one of those survive -- has the most tragic story you can imagine.
Some lost their children and their wives.
And they found that the best way to rebuild their lives.
He is by not allowing.
The tragedy that they've experienced it take over their lives.
Every day they talk about their experiences.
But they talk would they were we did -- idea.
Of trying to rebuild the world.
Not to live constantly in the world -- -- -- -- could involve them Bergen Beltzner.
Now what cause.
The trouble modern family.
Is living -- bad tragedy but the best way to rebuild their lives.
I'm not the field at their lives -- chatted forever.
Is to do something positive.
To win cartridge tolerance.
Not to encourage violence the worst thing in the world that can happen as a result of this trial is to see riots in the streets -- we've had.
Trial that any country in the world could put off.
Let me just real quickly Doctor King -- -- -- -- and I needed to keep it about thirty seconds as are running out of time.
Can good come out of all of this because right now there's so much anger and and and frustration.
Can good come out of this and if so how.
Governor we must have the courage to do it to you in the -- just say it.
To speak who resent this speak about love and peace -- that needs to a company this.
And to encourage people to build -- positive to -- not to make the same mistakes in the future.
And sadly I pray with the family -- -- -- -- and I'm praying all of the whole situation.
Doctor king and rabbi -- thank both of you so much for being here tonight.
Appreciate it very much.
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