I was not aware that Zimmerman was chasing Trayvon. He was following, but not chasing. Please post a website where you got the information he was chasing. Trayvon has a right to stand his ground but you said Zimmerman picked the fight. Zimmerman followed Trayvon, perhaps questioned him, but that is not the same as "picking a fight".<quoted text>
I agree that a critical issue is who threatened or attacked who first. The admitted facts, 911 calls, and witness statements bear that out quite clearly. Mr. Zimmerman was the primary aggressor as he chased Trayvon through the grass, armed with a nine mm handgun. Whether Zimmerman's gun was initially holstered or not is not entirely relevant. It is important, though not dispositive. In my opinion, knowing only what has been released thus-far, it was clearly Trayvon who had every legal right to "Stand (his) Ground". You cannot pick a fight (Zimmerman), and then claim self-defense/stand your ground. Everyone knows that, dont they? Mr. Zimmerman is an overzealous murderer hiding behind the color of law.
Read the Florida Stand your Ground Law. I am totally against the law but if you look at what happened and look at the law, I think Zimmerman will walk. There is no evidence to indicate Zimmerman did anything other than follow and question. We can surmise all we want. Zimmerman was a Rambo, Zimmerman has had prior run in's with the law. But where is the evidence? The evidence now seems to indicate Martin was the aggressor..... He was on top of Zimmerman. And if the report on Martin's texts are correct, he had a run in with a bus driver where he took a swing at the driver. It is not relavent to the shooting but it shows that Martin is not the sweet kid protrayed. If Martin swings first, and Zimmerman feels he is in danger of great bodily harm, than he can legally use lethal force.
You can disagree all you want but it is the stupid Florida law that will get Zimmerman off.
My personal opinion is that this has become too racialized.
The law needs to be repealed so this does not happen again.