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|User Info||It's Time To Stomp On The Left; entered at 2012-03-25 23:33:32|
Zimmerman thought he looked like a criminal looking for a house or car to break into. As it turns out Zimmerman was right, he just didn't know that Trayvon was a violent criminalTrayvon may not have known that Trayvon was a violent criminal. Maybe he saw Zimmerman as a jerk profiling him as he tried to walk down a public street. Maybe Zimmerman really was doing just that, but it's still no excuse to assault him in a society of laws. Racism is NOT ILLEGAL, even hate crime legislation, often controversial, is only applicable when a CRIME has been committed. Self defense is not a crime so if that defense holds up Zimmerman should walk, but I'd need further evidence to believe he's a nice guy.
Obviously martin posed no threat to any specific person or zimmerman himself. Zimmerman had a hunch about suspicious activity. Fine, but does that give him a right to do anything more than call the cops?Any young man who plays football or other contact sports poses a credible threat to most "average" people if he wishes to. I admit Zimmerman may have been a paranoid ass calling the cops for no reason, but technically wasting police time is not a high crime, and being an ass is completely legal. To say Trayvon "couldn't" have been a threat is silly though, men have killed or maimed one another with their bare hands for aeons, the young and strong are weapons unto themselves if they're inclined to hurt someone.
Last modified: 2012-03-25 23:41:08 by morla