Our prayers are with the Martin family. A young person died needlessly and senselessly. His death, the trial, the verdict, the law, justice - these must be elements of a national discussion about violence and race -- and the kind of community we want in St Louis. I hope for us to act like what we are: a good, compassionate, and fair-minded people. We must reflect on the Martin family's grieving. We must accept their grief and tragedy as our grief and tragedy. We must work to prevent its recurrence.