In kennesaw, Georgia the law requires all heads of households in the community to keep at least one firearm in their house. If not they are subject to fines and penalties. Needless to say, their murder rate and crime rate in this community is very low.
We have what appears to be more and more vigilante groups( ie Black Panthers ) calling for citizens to pick up other citizens, or kill them on sight, ( Zimmerman ) that have not been charged with any crimes. We have celebrities like race baiter Spike Lee giving out wrong addresses of purported criminals ( elderly couple forced to flee for the lives out of their home because of this nitwit shrimpboat Lee's crazed mistaken address ), etc. Things like this will no doubt see good citizens increasingly arming themselves. No law enforcement officials has arrested anyone in the Black Panthers for calling for the death ( " you whitey's take one of ours, we take one of yours" ) of Zimmerman. Zimmerman may or may not have committed any crimes, but calling publically for the death of another citizen and awarding a bounty for the capture or the murder of another citizen, is most certainly a crime. But law enforcement sees no need to make an arrest of anyone in the Black Panthers. As such, Smith and Wesson sales.... already selling at a brisk pace.... will no doubt increase. We live in dangerous times, and it appears that with the national appearance of the national attention grabbing race baiters ( Sharpton )to Sanford, Fl. the nations race relations has been set back a notch. Its a shame, as it appeared for awhile that the nation was making solid progress in our race relations.
The facts of this story are very much in dispute. One person has told me that Zimmerman did not confront Martin at all, but was attacked by him from behind. On the other hand, Martin's girl friend has said that Zimmerman did approach and accost him.
The thing that is beyond question is that Zimmerman walked after him after the police dispatcher told him not to. Not a wise move.
I am also aware that Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and many others are jumping onto this case, which is not good. There is no point in stirring up trouble further.
The unresolved question is if he confronted and provoked Martin, or if he was attacked by him from behind. The answer to this question would go a long way toward determining if Zimmerman was involved in justifiable homicide, manslaughter, or second degree murder.
I am glad I do not have to pass judgement in this issue. The facts are murky, and the testimony of Zimmerman is corrupted by self interest. Hopefully there are witnesses who can shed light.
Yes, I agree with all of that. The sad thing is that most people seem to have already drawn their conclusions, based on the murky bits of data available. Zimmerman is a pariah, and can't show his face in public.
It points up the fact that he would have been better off being beaten up, even if he is innocent of anything except justified self defense.
Make me happy, do it.
Don't just threaten online like a weak typist.