SO, in your opinion Zimmerman provoked the fight? Everybody has an opinion. My opinion is Zimmerman was defending his life. I know what Ms. Kelly said but does that really apply here? Who knows for sure? There are no winners in this fight!!<quoted text>
The kid WAS walking away. And Zimmerman got out of his truck, ignoring the police dispatcher, and confronted the kid. Zimmerman was trying to exert his "police authority," WHICH HE DID NOT HAVE.
The police released Zimmerman without any charges. This would not be on TV if Martin's parents had kept their mouths shut and ignored the death of their son. Do you REALLY think that they should not have done anything about the death of their son? When the Florida Attorney General got into the case, because of all the publicity, she IMMEDIATELY filed 2nd-degree murder charges on Zimmerman.
One main underlying reason that there is so much right-wing conservative propaganda defending Zimmerman is that the NRA is scared silly that the Florida "Stand Your Ground Law" will be struck down.
If you had listened to the end of the FOX NEWS video I posted above, you would have heard Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly state that the guy who AUTHORED the Florida "Stand Your Ground Law" has said that the law does not protect anyone who provokes such a fight -- as Zimmerman did, in my opinion. Check out Megyn Kelly at Time 2:33