Kamakazie Sith wrote:Enigma wrote:Yet it all could have been avoidable if Zimmerman wasn't such a douchebag and decided to pursue Trayvon for no reason whatsoever.
Zimmerman took a life, period. If he gets off I feel that this will only boost his ego and he'll try pursuing "thugs" again.
I don't think you know enough about Zimmerman to make these conclusions. Couldn't you just as easily say that this wouldn't have happened if Martin didn't decide to confront Zimmerman? I could also say that I think Zimmerman let his desire get the best of him. That desire being to help protect his neighborhood and then he turned into a struggle which Zimmerman thought he was going to die.
At the moment, from what I understand about this case, it was Zimmerman who initiated the confrontation. Would he have done the same thing if he did not carry a gun?
If he wanted to act like a cop he should have been one and not end up in a situation like this. As far as we know, Trayvon wasn't committing a crime so why the pursuit? He could have just written down Trayvon's description, take a pic from his cell and then talk to the police. But no, he decided to be a nut-ball to confront Trayvon, end up in a struggle that forced him to kill.
Kamakazie Sith wrote:Enigma wrote:I don't give a rat's ass about weed being in Trayvon's system. Anyone would defend themselves if confronted by an aggressor. If this was me? If someone kept following me, I'd do my best to lose the pursuer. If I can't shake him and the guy tries to be physical, I damn well try to stop him in any way I can. Knock the guy to the ground, get on top of him and punch, kick, stomp on the guy until I am sure that he will not get back up and then leave. High or not, maybe that was Trayvon's intention too. Trounce Zimmerman until he's unable to continue the pursuit.
It could be. It could also be that Martin decided that he was going to beat the shit out of Zimmerman for following him. Is that not a possibility to you at all? Though I do agree the media reporting the THC content is ridiculous. It is completely irrelevant.
Wasn't Zimmerman following him in his vehicle? But if it did turn out that Trayvon was the aggressor then it is different but we'll find out eventually won't we?
Kamakazie Sith wrote:Enigma wrote:But yeah, they way it is, Zimmerman will walk but he'll be hated for the rest of his life.
LMAO. Let's say Zimmerman was totally in the right and did nothing wrong but still ended up having to defend his life. Do you honestly think he wouldn't still be just as hated?
Of course he'll still be hated but not as much. I'm going out on a limb here but if he ended up in the right and did no wrong, the main haters will be the African Americans. I have a feeling that no matter which way the case goes, Zimmerman will be hated by many of them in comparison with the rest of the country.
To put it bluntly, If he was completely in the right, I hold nothing against him. But if he walks for any other reason, my perception of him would be tainted and thus would have a hard time considering him to be a decent person.