Originally Posted by brokencycle
Insurance didn't cover it. I was just out the stuff he stole: it didn't add up to the deductible.
The kid actually came back a second time, but we happened to be there. The point was more that most people in a neighborhood are completely apathetic or too afraid to appear not PC to act.
Was Zimmerman overzealous? Probably. However, there is no evidence he initiated a fight nor confronted Martin.
Let's play the scenario out a different way, and say Zimmerman didn't have a gun. Assuming Zimmerman still followed Martin, now Zimmerman ends up dead from getting his head cracked against the pavement. Now what? Oh it's Zimmerman's fault for being concerned about his neighbors?
Let's play the scenario where Zimmerman gets help from aliens and Trayvon turns into a unicorn!!!! Your scenario is very unlikely...
How about the scenario where following random teenagers around is not being concerned about the neighborhood but being obsessive about burglaries and emboldened by carrying a gun?
BTW the story about the neighbor not wanting to do anything because the kid is black is not very plausible either and certainly cannot be generalized in any way, hell US prisons are full of black people, US media and movies full of black criminals and so on so forth.