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Originally posted by SonOfTheLawOfOne
Originally posted by rickymouse
Zimmerman started the confrontation and the teen got mad. This is what I see. I guess if you start a conflict it is not against the law anymore. The boy also had a right to stand his ground and was not in the wrong for punching a jerk that was harrassing him by the same law. Yet Zimmerman goes free when he killed this teen that was standing his ground, with the same rights we all have.
I see a major riot brewing, worse than we have ever seen in this country. Our country is so polarized I feel that this will collapse it. It is the governments fault, they intentionally polarized us so we will not stick together. It is a regular tactic of governments but when it goes wrong, it really goes wrong.
I disagree fully Ricky.
It appears you don't understand the law in Florida regarding stand your ground. If I'm in your face threatening to kill you, you can NOT hit me or take any physical action until I commit an actual crime against you. Following, making verbal threats, watching at a close distance, are not crimes. Trayvon was not "standing his ground" by punching him under the law, that is assault and is a felony.
I highly recommend you look at the laws regarding self-defense in Florida before commenting on who was right or wrong.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by boncho
Teens are killing people and getting kill all the time in our country, yes is sad that we have come to this way of life, but in my neck of the woods you trust nobody, because even an innocent looking teen can take your life away.
Originally posted by boncho
I think the thing that really bothers me here, is that police can accidentally shoot someone, get cleared without a trial, and people barely make a peep about it.
He got the gangsta life. His attitude and propensity for violence put him in a confrontation with someone. (I still think Zimmerman is a tool) and they were scared for their life.
Then you have the stories like the lady and her baby, who didn't give cash to two black youths who were robbing her, so they killed her baby. Her baby.
And where are the national protests? The outrage? The "riots". Pfft.
What a grand cherry picking world the dogooders live in these days.
Originally posted by opethPA
#Chicago: Police en route, responding to a large crowd forming at Daley Plaza. #Zimmerman
Originally posted by Fisherr
I think people will go shopping tonight....