Re: George Zimmerman Verdict
posted at 7/15/2013 8:41 PM EDT
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to portfolio1's comment:
Let me try to talk talk reason with you here.
1. teenager goes to store, buys candy, returns to father's house
No crime there.
2. Self appointed, large, untrained adult male with a gun decides this teen is dangerous and follows him (characterizing him as a criminal over the phone)
No crime there. And he merely said he was "suspicious". That's a far cry from characterizing him as a "criminal".
3. Armed, large, untrained adult male causes confrontation as teen is threatened and triesd to defend himself
Attacking somebody physically because they threatened you is NOT defending yourself. It is assaulting somebody.
4. Armed, large untrained adult male ends up shooting and killing innocent teen.
A person who attacks you because you said something to them is not "innocent".
You could add some things that reflect Zimmerman's wanna be vigilante cop and trigger happy juumping to conclusions but it is not necessary in reflecting on the above 4 points.
Bottom line is that when you just focus on the basics an armed, large, untrained adult male followed and killed an innocent teen. That is all that happened and that is both morally and legally disgusting.
Wrong. Put correctly, an armed, large, untrained adult male followed an innocent teen and when the teen physically attacked him he shot the attacker dead.
I just don't get how some of you can't understand the difference in magnitude between a threat and an attack. It is possible a verbal threat could mitigate the consequences for a person who resorts to violence in reaction to the verbal threat, but having the physical reaction go completely unpunished would be very rare. Look it up.
And consider that there is not any evidence that there was any threat delivered by GZ but only evidence that GZ was assaulted. The speculation that GZ acted like a vigilanty is what really stunns me. Why would he have called 911 himself if he planned on shooting TM? Its such BS.........all forced speculation and rationalization, zero evidence.