Re: Evidence in the Trayvon Martin case
posted at 3/27/2012 8:54 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Evidence in the Trayvon Martin case
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Evidence in the Trayvon Martin case : Zimmerman got out of his car to persue Martin, against the advice of the police. Kinda hard for the kid to attack someone in their car with a bag of skittles. That's enough to disprove your stupid theory. The fact that Zimmerman was losing, to a kid that weighed 100lbs less than him doesn't have any bearing on determining who started the fight. It does sound unbelievable that a kid who was armed with only a bag of skittles and an iced tea would attack someone bigger than him, who's been following him and in a neighborhood he wasn't familiar with. Ya that makes perfect sense..... Geez, do you ever think rationally?
Posted by airborne-rgr[/QUOTE]
All of the evidence needs ot be sorted out. But things are starting to come out which appear to be in line with Zimmerman's story.
Fist this is not a stand your ground case.
It is classic self defense durign an altercation; the quetions of how it started and how it became deadly are the real issues.
Martin a seventeen year old kid is dead and Zimmerman the 27 year old community watch young man was bloodied with cuts to the back of his head, a broken nose and grass stains on his clothing indicating a struggle with the deceased.
Was it necessary for Zimmerman to follow Martin in retrospect, no.
Did Zimmerman following Martin put the deadly events in motion, yes.
Was Martin entitled to feel threatened, yes.
Here is where is gets difficult.
If Zimmerman lost Martin like he says and heads back to his car and is confronted or jumped by Martin, was Zimmerman then the instigator or the person being attacked? A witness has come forward stating that they say someone on top of a person banging their head on the ground.
This unfortunately appears to be an escalation and reaction that resulted in a needless death. Zimmerman could very well be guilty of some level of manslaughter.