Originally posted by CosmicEgg
reply to post by SecretFace
You're missing one vital factor in all this: Trayvon Martin is dead through no misconduct on his part. He was walking in the rain, unarmed and with
no malicious intent. Any perceptions of such were completely and wrongly fabricated in George Zimmerman's head. What happened was not Martin's
fault in any way. If you want to exonerate Zimmerman, show Martin's guilt. If you can't do that, Martin's death is unjustified and done entirely
by Zimmerman's civil misconduct with the root of that being racial profiling.
How do you know there was no malicious intent? You have to deal with the facts and what you are suggesting is nothing more than opinion. The fact is
Zimmerman sustained injuries, that Martin attacked Zimmerman which can be substantiated through witness reports, Martin therefore is guilty of
attacking Zimmerman. Whether it was because Zimemrman was following him or not, does not justify him attacking Zimmerman.
At what point the shot went off I don't know, but from what I've read the shot went off moments after martin was reportedly on top of Zimemrman
punching him. Now you tell me, how do you react to that? If Zimmerman was an armed cold blooded killer who just didn't like blacks, why did he not
shoot him as soon as Martin approached him? The point is, the shot went off after Martin attacked Zimmerman, if Zimmerman was fighting to get Martin
off, that's when the gun went off, then how can you charge the guy with murder? Even if Zimmerman grabbed the gun and shot at Martin, he was being
attacked, this has been verified by witness statements, so again doesn't the state law allow a person to defend themselves if their life is
The story was pitched by the media as Zimmerman walking up to Martin and shooting him dead, if that was the case then Zimmerman should be guilty on
all counts, but this is not the case. The media, whether you want to admit it or not, have lied and many on here have fallen for it. Zimmerman said
that he was being attacked that Martin was on top of him punching him, witnesses verified this, from this I believe based on this evidence under state
law that he is innocent.