Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by TraitorKiller
I don't get why Zimmerman has so many fans. He didn't do anything of admiration. He enticed a confrontation knowing full well he had a gun and
would come out the winner. He left a teenager dead, what is there to like?
Not to mention he is a woman beater and anger management issues.
I don't know if, judging by my posts, you consider me to be a "fan" of Zimmerman or not. If not, feel free to ignore my post.
If you do consider me to be a "fan" of Zimmerman, then:
I'm not a fan of Zimmerman. I don't have to be a fan of someone to defend them in specific circumstances. As I have stated many times already, I
judged the whole Zimmerman/Martin situation on who committed the first illegal act. Zimmerman did not commit any crime by following someone in his
neighborhood who he felt was suspicious. He did not commit any crime by carrying a gun. He did not commit any crime by confronting Martin and
inquiring what his business in the area was.
Martin, on the other hand, DID commit a crime by physically attacking Zimmerman. The first criminal act of the entire scenario. Zimmerman's life was
under thread. As I said before, if you get in a fight, knock someone down, and kick them in the head you can be charged with attempted murder. Martin
smashing Zimmerman's head on the concrete was attempted murder, he was using deadly force against Zimmerman. Zimmerman shot Martin in self defense.
Do I think Zimmerman was being stupid? Absolutely. He should have just watched Martin from a distance and make sure he didn't hurt anybody or
damage/steal any property. But he didn't make that choice. He didn't have to make that choice. He wasn't ordered by any police officer to stand
down. Only a dispatcher suggested he wait for the police. So while Zimmerman's choice to confront Martin was stupid, it wasn't illegal. Martin
physically attacking Zimmerman, however, was highly illegal. And it cost him his life.
That's why I defend Zimmerman. Because I think he deserves being defended. I'm not his friend, his buddy, his pal, I'm certainly not a "fan" of
him. But everyone wants to vilify him for defending his life. And that I cannot stand for. Nobody wants to put any responsibility onto Martin, who
people portray as some meek little child. He wasn't a meek little child, he was basically a full grown man who viciously attacked martin, and martin
When a 16 year old kid, that actually looks like a kid, kills someone or assaults someone, they often get charged as an adult, treated like an adult,
and given the responsibility of an adult. But people refuse to do that with Martin. Even though he was large, looked very mature, and physically
assaulted another person, people try to make him seem like some little geeky kid that gets picked on at the playground.
The media shows pictures of him from years ago to manipulate public opinion against Zimmerman. Well I won't be manipulated like that. I'll look into
the facts myself and make my own choices. I won't simply hate who they tell me to hate, feel bad for who they tell me to, and like who they tell me
The media continued their manipulation campaign by making this whole situation into a race thing. Big old mean angry white man in a blood lust on the
prowl to slay a poor little black kid. That's what they want everyone to think. They want to divide people and make people angry. Too many fell into
So in closing, no, I'm not a fan of Zimmerman. But I'll sure as hell defend him to the best of my ability when I see that people aren't acting
rationally or thinking logically with regards to the Zimmerman case.