Someone casing outside of your house is one thing given your example, but following a kid that has done and is not doing anything wrong or illegal is something totally different which is what George Zimmerman did. At the end of the day George Zimmerman felt uneasy about a black kid (who happened to be Trayvon Martin) being in his neighborhood and decided to follow him because Zimmerman was not going to accept a black person in his neighborhood.
Just out out curiosity TangoNoob, if you had a tally of all the individuals that you and your father deemed "sketchy" in the neighborhood, would you say that the majority of the "sketchy" individuals were black??
We're black... All the sketchy people we've seen were white, then again we're in a white majority neighborhood. I mean sketchy by like actually sketchy behavior that we may only see a few times a year,nothing crazy. I remember an old dude talking to me from his car when I was like 6, I just walked slowly to the house away from him. And a few years back we had a guy parked in a van outside of our house trying to get on our wifi.
But I'm not denying that Zimmerman effed up big time and needlessly escalated the situation, but what I"m worried about is that if he gets found guilty, then what precedence does that set for self-defense laws in our country?
But I get what ur saying though.