So… my thoughts on the Zimmerman trial

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.

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2 thoughts on “So… my thoughts on the Zimmerman trial

  1. It should have turned out differently, but it would set a dangerous precedent to tell people they can’t follow someone in their neighborhood, or that their duty is not to protect their own life in a confrontation. Just like the argument can be made that it’s a free country and Martin could walk where he wants (other than behind people’s houses, on their property), the same thing could be said of Zimmerman. All these “Ya, but…”s don’t serve anyone. Either you have the right to follow someone, and you have the right to defend yourself with deadly force when they’re beating your face in or you don’t. Zimmerman is an idiot, and maybe his big mouth wrote a check that his ass couldn’t cash, and he had to shoot that young man. He will have to live with that, but I don’t think it’s for us to say if he was legitimately scared for his life, because I know I would have been scared, even if i regretted following him later.

    1. Did Trayvon not have the right to stand his ground as well? The difference is that he had only fists and not a gun… maybe that was his mistake.

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