Why did they believe and not question his account of how their confrontation started?
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Trayvon, unfortunately, was a victim of his own bad choices. If anyone is to blame, it should be the parents who did not teach him to respect others. With this lack of respect, Trayvon went violent in a situation that led to his death. Sad but true.
I agree that the media baits minorities by aggressively seeking to proclaim skin color as the reason for many criminal acts. This is wrong.
I do not represent my friends as black, brown, off-white, etc. My friends are people that I respect.
prektjr.dc, wonderfully stated. Again, I want to stress the issue that a teen socked an adult in the face. Why? For daring to question HIM. When I was 17, I never would hv dreamed of doing such a thing. W/ Martin, no question it was a race thing
i don't always agree with ur frankness, but in this case i do. i also watched the trial, & there was no evidence beyond a reasonable doubt 2 cause the jury any other choice but to acquit. Racism will never B allowed 2 end in this country/world.
This is reinforced by the fact that they found his keys and flash light 20-30' from where the final fight took place. If Z were chasing M he would have had them in his hand.
Zimmerman DID NOT "start it". It was Zimmerman's neighborhood (not Martin's). Adult vs. teen....teen respects adult. Zimmerman did in fact turn and walk away. Martin sensed weakness... charged up to Zimmer. Then the sucker punch&beatdown --TO
It is sad that you believe that Zimmerman should have been the one that died. As usual, society seeks to charge the innocent with false accusations because they lived. Any teen that attacks an adult is being stupid because more adults carry than not.
No, suzettenaples...we do not need more "gun control." The federal government is already an out-of-control beast---it doesn't need more control over our lives.
" . . . the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Racism is still alive and well all around us. While I think your opinions are merited- they are, after all, part of your life experience- I think it goes both ways as well. As a white man I feel eyes of distrust on me regularly too, just for my color
Racism is used by the baiters to expand the division based on the baiter's need to control the supposed oppressed. Patriots do not utilize a hyphenated description when speaking of being American. Most whites do not feel comfortable as you suggest.
Had teen Martin showed respect to an adult he'd be alive today. Had Martin not suckr punched the adult and then beat&rammed his head into the concrete Martin would be alive. Had zimmer NOT pulled his gun he'd be dead today.Being a BULLY has a p
why should the lawless be the only ones permitted to have guns? is it so that innocent society members can be slaughtered? A gun in the hands of a law abiding citizen is protection. When a gun is in the hands of a criminal it is premeditated.
Zimmerman had a permit and a CCW license so he had every right to carry a loaded gun.
Martin on the other hand had no right to attack someone that he thought was watching him, not illegal in any state and doesn't require a permit.
It seems that Trayvon was taught that violence is the answer to any situation.