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|User Info||It's Time To Stomp On The Left; entered at 2012-03-25 23:38:13|
Zimmerman had a hunch about suspicious activity. Fine, but does that give him a right to do anything more than call the cops? |
No Zimmerman didnt only have a right to follow and ensure the safety of his fellow citizens, I say he had a duty. If he truly thought that the unknown stranger posed a threat to anybody, he had a duty to do whatever he could to help those. Including leading the police to the unknown suspect. So that they could determine whether he was an actual threat or not.
For a personal note my neighbor saw an unknown person run through his back yard. He grabbed his shotgun and followed. Told his wife to call the cops. He saw the large black male enter the next door neighbors house. He knew that the owner was not home, but he also knew that his 13 year old daughter was home alone. He entered the house after the suspect and found him ascending the stairs. He leveled the shotgun on the suspect and ordered him to the ground.. When the police arrived they found a knife and a 38 pistol on the suspect. The suspect was on parole for rape, amongst other charges. I guess he should have stayed in his house, and just called the cops. Never knowing where the suspect went. He could have read about the******in the paper knowing he was the kind of neighbor you advocate. Your kind of thinking is what is wrong with this country. I called the cops thats where my responsibility ends
I am out of posts so I will answer here.
Thats nonsense. How did Zimmerman know the outcome? The same as my neighbor. They had no idea what the outcome would be. My neighbor had no Idea that the suspect was an armed rapist. He is 68 years old with a bad ticker. He was concerned that the person was up to no good so he followed, hoping the cops would arrive soon. They both had the intestinal fortitude to take a stand and follow the unknown suspicious individual. The outcome can never be known. The only thing that is known is do you get involved and follow up on a suspicious individual, or do you go home and call the cops? It all comes down to what Zimmerman thought. Did he think that the person he saw posed a threat. If he did he had a responsibility to follow and do what he could to ensure the safety of his neighbors. What if Martin broke into a house and was confronted with a screaming child and he killed her? What if the child was yours? Would you want Zimmerman to go home and call the cops or help her? Once again the outcome can never be known. The only question is do we get involved with our own defense or do we wait for the cops? When seconds count the police are only minutes away.
Last modified: 2012-03-26 00:05:08 by iamedwardteach