reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I agree with you wholeheartedly.
I wouldn't say Zimmerman was completely in the right. Like you said a loss of permit and knocked down manslaughter seems to be fair for his role in
But the whole picture people attempt to paint where Zimmerman is some sort of Swastika wearing, roid raging lunatic prowling the streets for some
little black kid to murder is complete and utter BS. The media is to blame for pumping this whole thing up so much. And because of this ridiculous
media attention the prosecutor grossly overcharge Zimmerman, which destroyed the ability to actually convict him on a lesser charge, as he should have
People are just too emotionally attached, they imagine things in their heads that aren't there to justify their extreme point of view. Then they bash
anyone else that doesn't agree with them. Facts don't matter to these people, the law doesn't matter to these people. All that matters is horrific
misrepresentations of the facts in order to crucify someone because "insert personal reason here"
Like I said I'd defend myself, my property, and my neighbors and theirs. But I wouldn't go up to someone unless I actually saw them breaking into a
house, or attacking someone. Keeping a safe distance and observing is what I would have done. Although I hate to judge because in the moment when
adrenaline is pumping it's hard to know what people would do, but having been in a few such situations myself I know i"m pretty good at keeping my
And while I don't condone killing someone, Zimmerman didn't do anything illegal by confronting Martin. He didn't even do anything "morally" wrong
in my opinion. Confronting someone you suspect of committing a crime is noble, albeit stupid in this specific circumstance. If Martin would have
simply NOT attacked Zimmerman he would still be alive today.
I look at it like this, what is the FIRST illegal act that took place? The first illegal act that took place is Martin attacking Zimmerman. That is
why I defend Zimmerman. If Zimmerman went up and attempted to tie up Martin, or went up and pistol whipped him I'd totally be attacking Zimmerman any
chance I get. But he didn't. He didn't do anything illegal. Martin made the first illegal move, and because of it, he is dead today.
You shouldn't be attacking people just because they piss you off, which is what it seems like Martin did. He was offended that Zimmerman suspected
him of breaking into houses, so he decided to teach him a lesson and beat him up. I wish Martin was still alive today, and I'm sure Zimmerman does
too. But he's not, and destroying Zimmerman isn't going to bring him back. It was Martin's fateful bad decision to attack Zimmerman, and he paid
for that bad decision with his life. Unfortunate to the extreme for everyone involved. Zimmerman could have handled the situation better, but failing
to handle the situation in the best possible way isn't equal to cold blooded murder like some people propose.