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Old 04-06-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Originally Posted by sickofnyc View Post
He certainly fits the defintition of a vigilante. Yes, I know you're on a mission to bash Sharpton and Jackson at every opportunity, so I'll just take those tired comments with a grain of salt.

Vigilante ...any person who takes the law into his or her own hands; a member of a volunteer committee organized to suppress and punish crime
But he didn't take the law into his own hands..UNTIL Martin gave him a shot, knocked him to the ground, jumped on him, bashed his head for good measure, broke his nose.....and THEN Zimmerman defended himself.

Being a NW captain does not preclude that person from following and/or questioning a person that does not belong in the neighborhood.

 
Old 04-06-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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No, of course not. Quit twisting things. A neighborhood watch captain is supposed to call 911 and back off! That is exactly what Zimmerman was told when he called 911.
And then it appears he did just that, heading back to his car. Unfortunately, he seems to have attracted the attention of Martin, who then attacked him.
 
Old 04-06-2012, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Fabricate a threat because you are becoming more irrelevant by the day.

It's the SPLC way.
 
Old 04-06-2012, 11:02 AM
 
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But he didn't take the law into his own hands..UNTIL Martin gave him a shot, knocked him to the ground, jumped on him, bashed his head for good measure, broke his nose.....and THEN Zimmerman defended himself.

Being a NW captain does not preclude that person from following and/or questioning a person that does not belong in the neighborhood.
Oh, another eyewitness steps forward, but refuses to contact the appropriate authorities.

Under no circumstance are neighborhood watch volunteers advised to exit their vehicles, pursue suspicious people, and place themselves physically into the activity. Not only are neighborhood watch program volunteers advised to stay in their vehicles, they are told not to carry guns.

Why did George Zimmerman get out of his car with a gun? - National US Headlines | Examiner.com
 
Old 04-06-2012, 11:11 AM
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Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman Crime Scene Map Analyzed Bcc:List.com
 
Old 04-06-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Versatile View Post
Wow! This guy is certainly doing his best to analyze the night of the crime. A lot to read and I will read it all later. I only hope the FBI is as diligent as this person...
 
Old 04-06-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Let's say, hypothetically, that a video popped up showing the whole incident and it turned out to have happened as Zimmerman claimed. Would you guys change your mind about his guilt? Would you still feel that an injustice has happened?
 
Old 04-06-2012, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Steeler Nation
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Originally Posted by CptnRn View Post
Which is why I think it is idiotic for those with gun carry permits to be required to conceal them.
In Pa, where I live, you can open carry, even without a LTC, The only restriction is, you cannot wear it while in transit.
 
Old 04-06-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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Given his history of (sometimes hilarious) reports to 911, this loser Zimmerman probably thought the old lady behind the deli counter at the local Winn-Dixie looked suspicious.

What a f'n LOSER

Can you imagine a paranoid pinhead like this guy walking around the neighborhood with a loaded 9-mm hand gun.

Unbelievable

Sure hope those prosecutors can find some way to nail the loser and get him behind bars for a very long time...
 
Old 04-06-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Emerald Coast, FL
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IMO, it doesn't matter. Zimmerman followed Martin, and if Martin found that threatening (it's entirely reasonable to be fearful about being followed by a larger person at night), Martin would have been acting within his rights whether he ran or attacked Zimmerman (I don't think he did the latter, but that's in question, apparently). Martin could be defended under the Stand Your Ground law if he acted to protect himself from presumed attack.

Nothing would have happened had Martin been left alone, or if Zimmerman had called the police to come and check things out. Instead, Zimmerman followed (a threatening action) and possibly confronted Martin, so any action Martin took would be justified any way you look at it. Zimmerman was the instigator, the threat, and the murderer.
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