It is legal to kill black teenagers in this country. All you have to do is stalk any black teenager and kill him. Then claim self defense. Get a friend to bang your head a couple of times and punch you in the nose. Get 6 gullible white women and say you're defending the neighborhood against black gangsters. This country sucks!!!
Zimmerman isn't white and isn't a racist. He lives in a neighborhood that was routinely getting robbed by young black men.
He saw someone strolling in the rain dressed in black, followed him, and was going to tell the kid "GTFO, get off my lawn" etc. Simple as that. Trayvon decided to be a punk and attack Zimmerman...there was a fight and Zimmerman shot him. Pretty clear case of self-defense.
Look it's the same as if you're at a ballgame and you laugh and taunt the losing team with your buddies. If someone goes off and starts throwing punches... you pull out your gun and shoot them.
Riddle me this Wally... if Zimmerman just wanted to "murder" Trayvon... *why even get close?* I mean, he had a gun not a knife. You aim and you shoot from a distance. You don't run up to the guy and let him throw punches at you. Anyone who thinks Trayvon was an angel is ignoring the facts and is a complete idiot. The guy was a punk and he decided to kick that "creepy #$%$ cracka"'s #$%$. Lesson learned? Better pack heat
If Zimmerman had gotten out of his car and shot Martin it's FIRST DEGREE MURDER. Because there was a struggle it's either SECOND DEGREE MURDER or MANSLAUGHTER. The reason it's not self defense is because under Florida law Zimmerman had to have a REASONABLE fear of SEVERE bodily harm. A Small wound on the nose and a few abrasions on the back of the head do NOT constitute a REASONABLE fear of SEVERE bodily harm.
Martin was walking home. Zimmerman drove after him. He got out of his car and after a brief struggle he killed Martin. The Florida law says you must have a REASONABLE fear of SEVERE bodily harm to justify self defense. A punch in the nose and some minor abrasions on the back of the head do NOT constitute a REASONABLE fear of SEVERE bodily harm.
Yes, in this country we actually convene a jury of people, who hear all the facts and evidence from both sides before determining guilt or innocence. We don't decide the fate of the accused based on public opinion or based on what someone with limited knowledge of the facts chooses to post on a Yahoo message board. How does that suck exactly?
This may teach the average "black teenager" or "Any Teenager" that it is not ok to attack someone EVEN when they are following you. Zimmerman is Hispanic, how in gods green earth has this turned into whites being racist against blacks- give me a #$%$**** break.
You're spot on Wal. Unfortunately the trial did not have a "jury of his peers". Unfortunately, we live in a country with a strong, generally unspoken, undercurrent of prejudice and a population generally ignorant of civil behavour. The result is a climate of fear and wrong-headed thinking. Remember the Sacco & Vanzetti trial. Prejudice takes many forms.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a statement Sunday reacting to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, arguing that the trial illustrates why "Stand Your Ground" laws like those in Florida should be rolled back.
"Sadly, all the facts in this tragic case will probably never be known. But one fact has long been crystal clear: 'shoot first' laws like those in Florida can inspire dangerous vigilantism and protect those who act recklessly with guns," Bloomberg said in the statement. "Such laws -- drafted by gun lobby extremists in Washington -- encourage deadly confrontations by enabling people to shoot first and argue 'justifiable homicide' later."
Right on target!
Or better yet, you could fire your gun upside down and claim that you were cleaning your gun or something else that's ridiculous and accidentally shot a guy who was walking down the street. Who fires a gun upside down? must have been a negligent act lol
Or you could just run them over with your vehicle and claim they pulled out what looked to be a gun (bag of skittles) and tried to jack your car?? without witnesses, good luck proving it was intentional lol