I know everybody probably has Zimmerman trail fatigue but I wanted to be on the record with my thoughts on the topic.
My main problem with how this turned out is how can somebody initiate a confrontation with another person and then kill them and it still be considered self-defense? I really have a hard time squaring that circle.
If you read Zimmerman’s account of what happened and you believe that everything he said is truthful, the self-defense claim doesn’t seem as far-fetched; I’m conflicted. Zimmerman should have never left his vehicle tho.
I wonder how this would have turned out if Zimmerman didn’t have a hand gun on him. We can’t know but I think it’s highly unlikely that Trayvon would have killed George. George would have just got his ass whipped and that would have been that. When you introduce a gun into the mix and you’re in a physical confrontation, it becomes a struggle of life and death because then the fight is for control of the weapon.
In the end, a kid is dead and he didn’t have to die… that’s tragic.