now...following someone is not a threat of any type of physical violence or harm. to 'confront' someone is not a threat of physical harm...such as...'hey, i'm neighborhood watch...where you headed?'...to assume zimmerman made any type of threats is only that. an assumption. what we do know from the only eyewitness was that zimmerman was on the ground yelling for help while Trayvon was beating on him. it was after that when zimmerman shot.
this absolutely does need to go to trial. at this point though, i don't believe zimmerman can get a fair trial.
I don't know the law, I don't know if a law like that even exists. I can imagine, however, the situation where I've got a weapon and I'm just following someone through the city and I end up getting arrested. Any law people know the answer to that question?
Until then, we can only go by the evidence. Mainly, the phonecall between the victim and the victims friend, and also the phonecall between Zimmerman and the 911 operator. There are the witnesses. Audible witnesses.
The law - deems this murder.
The witnesses - well, their opinion is kind of irrelevant as the conversations are recorded.
The physical evidence - is the victim dead? Yes. Did he touch Mr. Zimmerman? Almost certainly. The physical evidence aside, I'm sure forensics will want to double check to confirm Zimmerman did not beat himself up afterwards to heighten his scars. I'm sure this is not the case and the victim did at least fight back, or initiate physical confrontation in self defence to the initial stalking and verbal confrontation.
Lets not be sarcastic, I've solved this crime. Now your police need to do their job and take the credit.
Last edited by Mystery Lad; 03-26-2012 at 11:16 AM.
140lbs against 240lbs, I'm really struggling to see how Trayvon got the upper hand over Zimmerman.
now if Martin had entered private property then Zimmerman would not have been able to physically follow him on that property. if Martin was still visible, Zimmerman could have stayed off the property and surveilled his movements.
of course, there are stalker laws. which this would not qualify, because Trayvon would have had to swear out a complaint against Zimmerman. which neither apparently knew each other before that night.I don't know the law, I don't know if a law like that even exists. I can imagine, however, the situation where I've got a weapon and I'm just following someone through the city and I end up getting arrested. Any law people know the answer to that question?
Last edited by Graendel; 03-26-2012 at 11:41 AM.
Shit might have just got real.
Zimmerman will either end up incarcerated or dead, with the coverage this has been getting in recent weeks he'll be living the rest of his life looking over his shoulder wherever he goes.
He should go live with casey anthony until this settles down. If i were him i would do a publicly stunt with her, then sell tv interviews and be set for life.
this thread needs some kevin bacon up in it to put people in there place. be back shortly.
this btw, is one of the funniest threads in awhile. the amount of idiocy that is being posted to defend zimmerman is laughable.
Bring it on. The only evidence against zimmerman is circumstantial. Everything else supports his stand your ground claim
it's good to know if you're losing a fight in florida you can just shoot the guy and get less charges than if you had won the fight with your fists.