The entire Martin family is a microcosm of a cultural segment gone horribly bad and sour.Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara says that even small amounts of marijuana can lead to violent behavior. Marijuana does not lead to violence. It leads to giggling, snacking, and napping... usually in that order. The only sense in which a pot smoker gets violent is when you hear one of them say "Dude, I really f***ed up that bag of potato chips!"
So Zimmerman's lawyers say that Martin was stoned. They're saying that a teenage boy significantly smaller than George Zimmerman and who was high on pot got the best of George in a fight. Congratulations, Georgeyou just got beat up by Jeff Spicoli. It's a good thing Harold and Kumar weren't thereZimmerman would have been outnumbered and overwhelmed! They would have chopped George Zimmerman to pieces with hatchets like pot addicts always do. No, pot just makes people befuddled, confused, and unaware of the facts or exactly what George Zimmerman's lawyers are trying to do to the jury. Maybe they should pass around a couple of joints.
Zimmerman's lawyer also says that even if he is not convicted "my client will never be safe." Your client hunted down and shot a harmless kid. If he is out on the streets, it's not his safety that I'm worried about! If your client is declared not guilty and is roaming the streets again with his gun and his now-reinforced delusions, then nobody is safe.
For many, many generations.
Stop turning your head away. Look at it. Face it.