Zimmerman has an excellent false light defamation case against NBC. I believe he also has a cause of action against Mr. Martin's parents, since he was 17 years old, and parents are responsible for the torts if their children. It's indisputable that Martin used deadly force against Zimmerman by smashing his head upon concrete, and aggravated battery is prosecutable civilly and criminally.<quoted text>
I agree,nice how the tape was edited too. King was his own worst enemy...ends up plunging into a pool and drowns because he was drunk and stoned just like he was that night he became infamous, case closed.
The media can omit or add a word or two in a report and change the whole meaning...sometimes criminal the power they have.
Zimmerman, though, has significant comparative negligence due to assumption of risk. It would not be a popular lawsuit, but his damages are obvious. My legal opinion is he did not commit any crime, yet personally, I think he was a fool, and if he had not been armed, he would not have engaged in his risky behavior.
I have held a CCW license since I was a police officer (over 20 years now). If I see a potential situation that might call for a confrontation, then I leave the area. Things can go badly very quickly.