Originally Posted by CashBanks
the evidence doesnt prove he murder him?
this coward shot and killed a child who committed no crime if that isnt murder what is it?
You're being too emotional. Think logically.
Evidence is just that--evidence. That doesn't mean that it is the 100% truth though, as far as testimonies go.
Yes, we all know Zimmerman is a coward. Only cowards call the police on a kid who appears to be 7-9 years old.
Yes, we know Martin had every right to be where he was that night. And it infuriates me that my people get profiled as "suspicious" for no damn reason.
Yes, we know that Zimmerman followed Trayvon and shot and killed him.
What we DON'T know is how it got to that point. Following someone doesn't always end in someone getting shot. Saying "******g punks" and "they always get away" doesn't always end in someone getting shot.
Do I believe that Zimmerman is liable for this situation? HELL YES. Do I think that his following of Trayvon may have led to Trayvon confronting Zimmerman? Yep. Do I believe that Trayvon had every right to confront the man who was following him? Without a doubt! I'd do the EXACT same thing, if that is how it really went down.
But all my opinions on the situation don't hold weight in a court of law. You don't convict people just because you "think" or "feel" they're guilty. There has to be PROOF. A dead body doesn't equal murder, in the true legal definition of the term. A dead body COULD equal murder, but if you didn't know every single detail of what happened up until that body dropped, couldn't it also equal self-defense? Of course it could. In a court of law, you can't take A + B + C and leave out D to get to E, if that makes sense. You have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt the "D" part of that equation before you get to E.
Like I said, this situation is sad because the only person who knows the full story is Zimmerman. And he isn't snitching on himself.
Honestly, what really needs to be addressed is the ****** up Stand Your Ground law. That's the real culprit here because without that, we wouldn't even be having this conversation. It boggles my mind that you can initiate a confrontation by following someone and then kill that person in "self-defense" when they exercise their legal rights to stand their ground!