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That's why Trayvon had a gate code or card to get into the gated community.
Now ask yourself if Zimmerman knew every resident and their guests????
Zimmerman did not need to know one single person who entered the housing development. He could have unknowingly confronted one of the residents and been well within his bounds as a neighborhood watchmen to survey or question anyone he believed to be suspicious. After all, that was his job. So, the question here isn't whether or not he knew Trayvon Martin personally or indirectly.
IMO, Zimmerman failed in his duties because he did not do one cruicial thing which was part of his duties as a community watchan: He failed to respond in the affirmative to Trayvon Martin who he was and his purpose for keeping him under survelliance. Had he answered Trayvon appropriately when he was asked directly by him why Zimmerman was following him, the entire ordeal could have been avoided. Still, the fact that Trayvon alledgedly knew the access code to the premises says alot in his favor, not Zimmerman's.
So because Zimmerman " failed to respond in the affirmative to Trayvon Martin" He deserved to get punched in the face and have the back of his head smashed into the ground?
I still feel like people are gladly convicting Zimmerman in the court of public opinion without having all the facts.
Last edited by Paratrooper; 04-15-12 at 06:57 PM.
I have sympathy for George Zimmerman. I don't think he was a Rambo. I don't think he was a tough guy. I don't think he meant for this to happen. At all. I think he was a well-intentioned volunteer. Three of his neighbors described him as a cross between Barney Fife and Andy Griffith. I'll judge his actions by that. No one has come forward to say he's some kind of para-military type. I think he's being judged way too harshly.
Does he deserve to be convicted? I don't know. We don't know what evidence the DA has against him. Speculation as to his innocence or guilt is just that: speculation. Read WAG here.
The fact that witnesses say that, after he shot Martin, he was walking around with his head in his hands tells me what was going through his mind: "What the **** did I do??? Oh, ****!!! OMG!!!" This is not an evil man.
They report suspicious behavior to the police and stand down.. or they speak .. They identify themselves and say, Hi, I'm George, do you live here?
If some creepy NW follows me home when I am out walking at night and doesn't speak to me, I will raise so much h*ll with the HOA and the cops, it will peel the paint on the walls.