That complex had eight burglaries before the Trayvon Martin incident. He had drugs in his system and a phone full of texts documenting his propensity for violent acts.<quoted text>
Look at it from both actors' perspectives. Soon as Martin saw the gun he was likely within his right to defend himself with lethal force.
Zimmerman cannot escape the fact that it was his actions that solely initiated the altercation.
As you are aware, I'm no fan of Zimmerman, but that was not some sweet, innocent kid finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
In my mind, it is still an issue of one guy who wants to play cop plus one thug. Sooner or later, that is going to be a lethal combination. I will say, however, that the nice things Zimmerman's neighbors had to say about him and his wife make me less negative toward him than I initially was.