Jun 26, 2013 at 02:39AM EDT
This case pisses me off so much. It would be a travesty of our justice system if he were found guilty of murder. The only reason this case got national attention is that Jesse Jackson and other race-baiters made this an issue of “he shot him for being black”. And for that retard on facebook who said “innocent until proven guilty doesn’t apply here”, that always applies, there are no exceptions. Zimmerman and Trayvon got into a fight, you can’t know who started it, because only two people were there when it started and one of them is dead while the other obviously won’t say it’s him. What is clear, however, is that Zimmerman was losing the fight. Aside from the gunshot wound, Trayvon had no injuries when he died. Zimmerman had a broken nose, and gashes to the back of the head, as well as other deep lacerations. Florida state law says that if you feel your life is in danger, you can defend yourself with deadly force. Martin was nearly half a foot taller than Zimmerman and was clearly beating him. I don’t think what Zimmerman did was right, and what happened to Martin was tragic. But by law, Zimmerman shouldn’t be found guilty. If he can be convicted when Casey Anthony got off scott free, I’ll have lost my faith in the US justice system.
Jun 28, 2013 at 02:51AM EDT in reply to RAZORBLADE1214
Legally, yeah, he shouldn’t be found guilty, but like the Casey Anthony case, this has become a trial by media and a lynch mob.
Jul 03, 2013 at 03:38PM EDT in reply to Andrew
You guys are forgetting a couple of key facts. Zimmerman is guilty because he started the whole thing. It can be heard on the 911 call that the dispatcher specifically tells him not to get out of the vehicle and follow Martin, and instead wait for the police to arrive. This whole thing would have been avoided if Zimmerman had followed instructions. Also his friend testified that Martin had said “someone creepy was following him”. Zimmerman was trying to play “hero” by confronting the kid when he was on his way to a relative or friends house and started a confrontation that resulted in the death of Martin. He created an artificial need for self defense when he could have just sat in the car and waited for police to handle it.
Jul 05, 2013 at 12:03AM EDT in reply to RAZORBLADE1214
Actually there is one part of this you have to figure. Have you ever heard of entrapment? This would have never even been a case had one thing happened, Zimmerman following the instructions from the 911 rep that he acknowledged. Stand your ground is written so that all you have to do is get them to be agressive towards you, and you can legally shoot them. That? not a good thing. If nothing else that law should be rewritten to both protect people, and keep this from ever being a thing.
Jul 13, 2013 at 11:19AM EDT in reply to RAZORBLADE1214
I lost faith in the justice system a long time ago. It’s so easy to exploit that all you need to get away with anything you want is money.
Jul 14, 2013 at 02:51AM EDT in reply to Mr.Meme
The 911 dispatcher said in court that telling Zimmerman to stay in the car was a recommendation, not an order. And we don’t know what happened, so we don’t know who started the fight. Maybe Zimmerman went over and asked Trayvon what he was doing and Trayvon got hostile and punched him. Maybe Zimmerman went over and punched Trayvon first. We don’t know. The case isn’t about who started the fight, it’s about was it an act of self-defense. Even if Zimmerman started the fight and Trayvon was just fighting back, Trayvon clearly went overboard in fighting back (Zimmerman was badly injured while Trayvon’s only visible injury was the gunshot). Based on that, regardless of who started the fight (because we don’t know), Zimmerman acted in self defense.
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