Originally Posted by JLibourel
Zimmerman's post-trial escapades make me a feel a great deal more sympathetic to Trayvon Martin and his supporters.
Yeah, me too.
Like many on the board, I felt that Z was morally wrong but technically not guilty of any charged crimes.
Now, I don't think it's outrageous to think that Z might have had the mindset of "I'm going to blow away a suspicious SOB if I can ".
Note, I'm still not remotely convinced it was outright racism. Z had worked with black kids and had his past extensively looked into by the DOJ. If there was any overt racism, I think they would have found at least some evidence.
But Z had that history of the fighting arrest and had a "police wannabe" mindset. I can see him ( in his own mind ), being a "Death Wish" Charles Bronson type of "Hero".
And remember, in Death Wish, Bronson A/K/A Paul Kersey, was not racist at all but an avenging vigilante.
Perhaps Trayvon was in the wrong place at the wrong time ( though admittedly we don't know if Trayvon was even doing anything wrong at all ). And Z would have blown anyone away as the events transpired.
I am convinced that Z is a POS and not a hero in any way, but I also believe that Z was properly aquitted and that the past is the past.