DEAR EDITOR: A Justice Department statement about the Tamir Rice case haunts me. “Based on this evidence and the high burdens of the applicable federal laws, career prosecutors have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Tamir did not reach for his toy gun; thus, there is insufficient evidence to establish that Officer Loehmann acted unreasonably under the circumstances,” it said. There wasn’t enough evidence that a 12-year-old boy did not reach for his TOY gun means the adult supposedly trained to de-escalate, to protect the public, was acting accordingly. That makes it hard to think about anything else today — that it wasn’t “unreasonable” to shoot and kill a 12-year-old boy who has a toy gun. It’s another reminder of two justice systems in America: one for whites and another for anyone else. If Tamir Rice were still alive, he’d be about the age of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen charged with shooting three people (killing two of them) during protests for the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. Rittenhouse allegedly murdered two people, confessed and walked directly through police and went home. I doubt Rittenhouse would be alive if he were black. I also doubt he would have been praised by Republican politicians (including the president) and media. Another recent reminder: the suicide bombing on Christmas morning in Nashville by Anthony Warner. It has now come out that in August of last year, the bomber’s girlfriend reported he was building bombs […]