syxxpakk wrote:If Zimmerman wasn't trying to get off by being like Charles Bronson in the first place, Trayvon would never have done a thing to him.
Yeah, this is my perspective on this issue.
I'm not a white-guilt ridden liberal intent on making this a race issue because minorities are always the victims and whitey is the great oppressor, nor am I a white victim conservative who needs to use lawyer-speak and technicalities to excuse what Zimmerman did so that whitey can finally win one from these dang minorities that keep getting protected by Nobama.
I think Martin probably was suspicious looking, and probably a thug as well judging on how he was beating the shit out of Zimmerman.
But this is all Zimmerman's fault. He's not Charles fucking Bronson, as Syxx says. He's not fucking Batman. It's not his place to troll the neighborhood carrying a gun and stalking "criminals." That sort of behavior is insane for one, but also it is highly douchey. I've known people like that, and they are neither stable mentally nor likable.
If Zimmerman had gone to the police (and listened to what they said), none of this would have happened. Might he have been defending himself when he shot Martin? Maybe. Even probably. But was that situation his fault to begin with? Yes.
People can argue the technicalities of the law all they want, but strip all the bullshit away, Zimmerman stuck his nose where it didn't belong against the better judgement of anyone with sense and against the recommendation of professionals, and so he is at fault for what happened.