I am praying for everyone as we have all been impacted by this case and its multi-level tragedy. I am praying that in some way this case will lead us (kicking and screaming probably) toward the day that the prophet Amos (5:24) cried out for when "justice will roll down like water and righteousness like an ever flowing stream." We aren't anywhere near there yet. I pray that one day, we may all reach the bright moment when, as Jesus prayed for us in John 17:20, "they may all be one."* I pray for the day when everyone may walk down the street without fear, no one feels the need to be armed, and all may reach out to the other in love as we have become one. I'm afraid we have a very long way to go.
Looks like I had a few words after all.
*Please go and read these Scripture readings in context to consider their broader implications ... and to judge for yourself if I have used them properly. These are from the NRSV translation.