posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 08:55 AM
Ok, so the whole deal with this was the "stand your ground" law, meaning, if you feel threatened, you are legally allowed to defend yourself.
This is my problem with that. That law also applies to Martin, a guy walking home with a bag of candy notices some random dude following him, who is
armed. The police TOLD Zimmerman not to follow him, he did, which is threatening.
Martin had every right to get into a confrontation with some strange dude following him. Just as Zimmerman would have every right to defend himself
if Martin attacked him.
I listened to the 911 tape. I don't care about the photos, Zimmerman followed Martin, he's guilty at least of manslaughter, it doesn't matter if
Martin beat the hell out of him, he was following Martin, he started the confrontation.
Both parties are to blame in my opinion, but one of them was armed, went out of his way to create a confrontation, and was told by the police to
discontinue his pursuit of the guy who did nothing other than "look thuggish".
Stop, ignore race, ignore the stand your ground law.
Some random dude is following you, what would you do?
Next, stop and think, you just followed some dude, got into a fight and he beat your head into the ground, AND you have a gun.
This was a very sketchy scenario from the get go. I guess the real question "they" want us to bicker over is would Zimmerman do the same thing if
the guy was white? I'm my opinion, if the guy was white and still looked "thuggish" yes, he would have. He has what they call the small guy
complex, add a gun to that, and a ridiculous law that can be interpreted as a license to kill, and you have 1 dead teenager.
Can we at least all agree it's a shame anyone had to die over this? i mean, even if you feel Zimmerman is a hero, can you at least show SOME
remorse for the dead kid? Even if zimmerman goes down for murder, he's going to get life, Martin never got that choice.