Partly correct. If Martin turned around and hit Zimmerman during the chase, you would be correct. But that's not what happened.<quoted text>There are laws against racial profiling by police in some states, and people are working on one in Florida. I'm aware this doesn't apply to your overstuffed hero Zimmerman, nor am I aware of any specific pursuit laws. But if anyone commits the act of racial profiling, or is in pursuit of someone, he should be ready for any consequences of those actions.
All Zimmerman got was a couple of black eyes, a few scrapes, and a fat lip, and some inconvenience in his schedule. He got off easy.
My personal opinion is that if racial profiling can be demonstrated in someone who is carrying a firearm, whether civilian or police, that person should face severe criminal penalties.
Finally, not only do I think the stand your ground laws are absurd and easy to hide behind, if anyone in this incident should have invoked them, it was Trayvon Martin. Put that in your hookah and smoke it.
What happened is that Martin easily outran Zimmerman and Martin stopped between the houses and went no further. He waited for Zimmerman and then attacked him. Martin made no attempt to call police nor any attempt to go to the safety of the house he was staying at.
Stand Your Ground is not the legal permission to hold a person down, beat his head into the cement and bust his nose. SYG is the a law that does not legally require a person in conflict to remove themselves from a heated or potentially violent situation even if it means using deadly force.
Racial profiling is legal by police or citizens. If (as in this instance) criminals are described as a certain race or gender, then of course you don't stop people who don't fit that profile. The people robbing homes in that complex were described as young black males. So what's Zimmerman or the police supposed to do? Stop white kids with red hair and suspect them?
In the US, we know who the enemies of our country are. They are predominately Arab and very religious. But for political correctness (which you seem to support) what do we do? We are strip searching white nuns and children and let the Arab people jump on board the plane with no questions asked. That's the liberal way of solving a problem.
In Israel, if you're an Italian and look like an Arab, they pull you out of line at the airport, search everything in your luggage and even your person, and then if nothing is wrong, they let you board the plane. That's why you've never seen an airplane incident where terrorists were involved. They racially profile and ignore political correctness.