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[George Zimmerman], noticed a 17 year old wearing a hoodie as he took a shortcut from a convenience store to his home, where he lived with his father. Trayvon, unarmed and carrying candy and a soda, was pursued by Zimmerman.
After fatally shooting Trayvon during a scuffle, Zimmerman claimed self defense. Police, who were used to hearing from Zimmerman, apparently took his word for it and have not arrested Zimmerman.
Originally posted by RomeByFire
Uh, dude, you're really late. There's already threads about this.
Originally posted by nightstalker78
reply to post by MrRamblinRose
I'm getting sick of hearing about this.I don't live far from where this happened.Under florida law they can't charge him with anything,just because he makes a racist remark ...While it sucks that the kid was killed...there's a reason the police havent charged the guy.And it isn't because the kid was black.
I don't know where you live but I'm literally about 15 minutes from Sanford.I was all for charging this guy until the family made it a race issue,like most blacks do.The man wasn't charged because under Florida law you have a right to defend yourself.Get the facts and stop acting on emotions.That goes for you and the family to.They say when the police arrived Zimmerman was bleeding from the back of his head and had grass stains on his clothes....edit on 23-3-2012 by nightstalker78 because: (no reason given)
Uhhhh,that's pretty much anywhere....if you are the only one telling the story and you don't screw up the forensics by shooting them in the back or some dumbass move,like saying coon on the audio revord,no one can prove it ISN'T self defense ...nothing new there
Originally posted by illusive man
reply to post by nightstalker78
Does this mean in Florida
if you want to murder someone,
1, Make sure there are no Witnesses
2, call the police and make some BS up
3, Shoot the person
4, claim self defense?