Dispatch can only suggest, not "give orders" though. Dispatch has 0 - ZERO - authority. No one is required to listen to what dispatch tells them when they dial 911 or call the police station on a non-emergency line.<quoted text>
I'm no expert but as I understand the law in most states,southern ones anyway ,they would have to prove that Zimmerman failed to even try to follow the dispatch orders to return to his car,that he approached Martin or even stood his ground while Martin approached him and shot him totally unprovoked.
I don't see how they can prove that especially when the police obviously had no evidence of it that night or they would have arrested him then.
Even if Zimmerman blatantly disregarded what dispatch merely suggested and kept following Trayvon on foot, it still doesn't prove Zimmerman murdered Trayvon in cold-blooded murder.
If he kept following, it only proves he didn't want to lose sight of the suspect (in his mind); there's nothing wrong with that, concerning a citizen looking out for his neighborhoods well-being.
Now can they prove Zimmerman offensively attacked Trayvon without good cause?
I'm waiting... and waiting... and waiting... yet nothing and nothing and... more nothing!:-)
What Zimmerman said could've easily went down. We don't throw people in prison simply because no camera was there to show us how they defended themselves from a thug-attacker pounding on their face and smashing their skull into the concrete. Sadly, many of these racially-blinded people on this forum don't see it that way.
Sorry for the rant; not meant toward you, except just a minor correction on the dispatch "order" part, which doesn't matter, since it's 100% legal to disregard what mere dispatch says; just don't commit a crime while doing so, and all is good.