Originally Posted by harvey_birdman
That's actually not what it hinged on. And for a racist he seemed to take an interest in performing public service for black kids. But obviously he was just covering up for the racist tendencies hidden in his heart.
Really? What DID it hinge on then? Zimmerman had no business drawing down on Martin unless Martin was rushing him. If Zimmerman drew first, then Martin had every right to rush him and beat his head into the pavement until he was no longer a threat. Just as Zimmerman had every right to draw and shoot Martin if Martin had rushed him first. Stand your ground doesn't apply in either case. It's pure and simple fear of bodily harm and/or death.
George Zimmerman decided to stalk a black kid because he didn't like the look of a black kid on his turf. I think that's ridiculously apparent here. His actions are completely based on bias. That didn't entitle Trayvon Martin to try and beat the shit out of him, of course. But is that what happened? Will we ever really know?