Zimmerman Trial: When did it become OK to end a fist fight with a gun?
We villify the police for using deadly force on unarmed suspects!
I am really impressed with the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial. They have not tried to hide any witnesses. They have let the truth come out and now a jury will get to decide. That said, America baffles me because when did it become alright to end a fist fight with a gun?
This case is about two things. George Zimmerman’s frustration with his neighborhood being victimized and him getting into a fist fight that he started to lose. It is not about Stand Your Ground because Trayvon Martin was not breaking any laws. He was walking home and all of America can see that now.
However, what happened in the two minutes between the time the dispatcher told Zimmerman not to follow Martin and the gunshot is what this case is about. We now know that Trayvon tried to lose Zimmerman. That Zimmerman got out of his car and either cut Trayvon off or tracked him down because there was a verbal confrontation.
There are some other questions that need to be answered. Where was Zimmerman’s gun holstered and could Trayvon see it? Why was a round chambered and when was Zimmerman’s pistol cocked? We know there was a struggle standing up that went to the ground. One witness said that Trayvon got the best of Zimmerman. Then Zimmerman shot him.
When a police officer is confronted with an UNARMED but resisting suspect, we do not allow them to use deadly force. The fact that Zimmerman was not trained is for another blog. However, why is alright in the minds of some Americans that because George Zimmerman was losing a fight he had the right to pull out a gun and shoot a young man?
Some will say, well Zimmerman was ‘standing his ground’. No he was not. He was trying to be a hero. It was raining. Trayvon was trying to stay out of the rain and he was on his phone. Zimmerman followed him and then confronted him. And yes, after Martin tried to evade Zimmerman, he (Martin) had the right to ask Zimmerman why he was following him.
Zimmerman did not have the right to accost this young man. He was not committing any crimes. Which brings us back to the fight because it does not matter who threw the first punch, all that matters is what happened in the end. They were standing up fighting. A neighbor tried to stop them. Zimmerman started losing the fight. The neighbor said he saw Martin straddling Zimmerman. So, then the adult in this situation, the person who instigated it, drew a gun and shot Martin in the chest and he died lying face down.
I think that was against the law, even in the Old West. Just saying!
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