ReturnoftheMack wrote:Achilles: I appreciate the long post, but none of it matters because Zimmerman was wrong. He had his suspicions, but he turned out to be wrong.
Again, we don't actually know for a fact that he WAS wrong. We don't know if Martin was or wasn't casing houses. But then all Zimmerman said was that he was acting suspicious, like he was on drugs, (which he was).
In any event, let's say he WAS wrong. Let's say for the sake of argument that Martin was completely innocent while he was walking home in the rain, at night, looking between houses, rather than say checking street addresses like he might if he were lost.
Say that he was innocent up till then and Zimmerman was wrong. So what? Say he made an honest mistake. How can you blame someone morally for a mistake honestly made?
You might put moral blame on him if he was thinking "Hey, that guy is black, he must be up to no good, since I hate blacks", which is pretty much what NBC tried to say when they presented the tape that they edited to give precisely that impression, (for which he's suing them). That I would understand and agree with.
But making an honest mistake---I would simply call it a tragedy all around and leave it at that.
Again, I don't particularly even like Zimmerman. He's not someone who IMO exercised good judgement. But I don't think he's to "blame" for what happened.
These long posts have me wondering what happened with Strict. Hope he's okay and the space bitches didn't get him...
Achilles is the kind of evil that hollows out a volcano for a lair, and sends killer robots after his enemies.---Lord Simian