Firstly, Martin wasn't the "public"...he was staying there. He was a resident.<quoted text>The people that live in that gated community would not have made Zimmerman a block watch captain if they didn't think they needed block watch. Just the fact that there was a person dedicated to block watch was reason enough for Zimmerman to be diligent in his duties. The police had been called to The Retreat over four hundred times in the year preceding this incident. Twin Lakes residents were very aware of the many break in attempts and feared that liberty and property were in danger,hence the need for a block watch coordinator. Over zealous would be to close off the entire community to the public or to assign curfews. Looking out for the well being of the tenants is honorable. If you hired a security guard at the mall and all he did was sleep, you would fire him or her. Why did Obama say the if he had a son,he would look like Tryvon,did Tryvon have big ears?
I live in a gated community...wanna know how you get to be coordinator?
The coordinator should know 1000 times better than to pursue or confront someone.
Would be interesting to find out how many of those 400 calls from the previous year came from neighborhood watch coordinator Zimmerman.
And maybe I am overlooking something...but isn't the entire point of a "gated community" is that it is not accessible to the public?
The pizza delivery guy doesn't get in here...without calling the front gate. If I invite people to my home I have to let the gate know they are coming. etc...
There are no unexpected guest.