Armed cowards can start a fist fight then shoot you and claim self defense.
He stalked the kid. Was armed. Killed the kid.
Why didn't Z just yell to T: I am neighborhood watch. I am armed with a gun! Police are on the way.
T would have said: I live here.
No fight, no death.
It looks like entrapment by Z. By design. He wanted blood for all those that got away with it? But T was just a kid that lived there!
It is leading to a society where no one will ever speak to anyone. If someone honks at me. I don't even look at them anymore. They are all armed!
just bbecasue people say Zimmerman isn't a racists, doesn't mean he isn't prejudice.
My guess is that Trayvon's race had little to do with Zimmerman's actions. Rather it was Trayvon's age and appearance that led to the confrontation. The hoodie and hip-hop style clothing.
Fact is Martin was not engaged in any illegal activity. Zimmerman even made a remark about punks getting away with things. Martin got killed not for engaging in any illegal activity but for looking suspicious.
From Martin's point of view, this overweight man is following him in a car, then he gets out of the car and starts following him on foot. We don't know what transpired, we do know Zimmerman's state of mind though as witnessed in the 911 call.
Zimmerman took the law into his own hands.
At the time of the shooting, could immerman have been fearful of his life? Yes.
But who initiated the attack? We don't know
Was Trayvon engaged in any illegal activity? No
We do know that if Zimmerman had not gone all vigilantee, Trayvon would still be alive.
You can't start a fight and then claim self-defense when you start losing.