reply to post by thesungod
Let's be clear....the Travon case was entirely different based on the facts available to us at this time. That said, it's not about race. The
grandstanding that has been done by the Travon family is about race, but they are also being manipulated by the race baiters for their own agendas.
If the facts are as stated about the Austin case, this guy shot an unarmed man in the back where there was no altercation. I'm an advocate of
self-defense, but I would never want to kills someone, and I certainly would never fire my gun at a person that was suspicious, showing no sign of
aggression, and fleeing. Zimmerman, as best the case has shown was in pure self-defense mode, and also took a serious beating. He used poor judgement
in shooting the kid, but unless you've been in that kind of situation where the atmosphere is highly charged with violence, fear, anger and pain, you
don't understand. The mind shuts off and your primal instincts take over and you are largely at their whim until the adrenaline drops off, and before
he realized he had an option, he killed the kid. Yadzi on the other hand....has nothing on his side. Presumably the Reccio kid was drunk or under the
influence of another substance, wrecked his car then fled rather than be arrested for DUI, likely with a plan of claiming the car was stolen. This
wasn't wise, but it certainly doesn't merit being killed for what amounts to trespassing though I have to wonder what caused Yadzi to go
outside...it seems a little hokey that a kid hiding under a car, would cause Yadzi to awaken, and if the kid set off the car alarm, he probably would
have run or at least walked quickly away. I'm figuring that a motion light went off, Yadzi saw the kid climb under the car, and went out thinking he
was John Wayne, but even at that, why does a kid that has a weapon pointed at him, continue to flee at a speed so slow as to allow Yadzi to shoot him
three times. The only thing I can think of is that he was unaware he was about to be shot and if that's the case, Yadzi is guilty of murder with
I'll be the first to tell you I'll defend my home and loved ones with brutal and deadly force if I have even a hint of concern, but that's not what
Zimmerman killing Travon was poor judgement in a bad situation, but it was justifiable, even if ugly and terrible.
The outrage was manufactured in the Travon case, and while JJ and Sharpton, and the NAACP wanted to make it about race, it was about behavior and
actions and the fact that Travon lacked basic values or he would not have been where he was, and it's a though its a terrible shame he was killed,
he was the driving factor in his own death. Had Travon fled from the initial sighting, he'd be alive today. Instead, he chose to engage Zimmerman,
surely out of thug mentality, and for that, I believe he invited death.