Obama seeks to inject calm into Martin case that inflamed passions, including his own

  • by: JULIE PACE , AP White House Correspondent
  • Updated: July 16, 2013 - 2:25 AM

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain 17-year-old. His powerful and personal commentary marked a rare public reflection on race from the nation's first black president.

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