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  •  Is Zimmerman a police officer? (9+ / 0-)

    If not, then why did he arm himself and physically pursue a "suspect" instead of reporting his "suspicions" to the police and letting them handle things?

    Re: #1:  Why do you believe that Zimmerman had a "right" to protect himself, yet apparently don't even consider the fact that Trayvon Martin also had a "right" to defend himself.  

    At the point that the two men came into physical contact, don't you think that Trayvon Martin had every reason to fear for his life and fight to defend himself?  He did not know what Zimmerman's intent was--all he knew is he was being pursued by a stranger for no reason.  

    If Zimmerman had not attempted to play police officer, though he had no badge, no training, and no authority to physically pursue anyone, Trayvon Martin would not be dead.  

    No, I don't "have it wrong".  The person that had it wrong was George Zimmerman, and Trayvon Martin paid the price.

    BTW, isn't the fact that Zimmerman got away with killing an innocent young man, without being convicted of murder or even with manslaughter enough?  To expect people to rally around Zimmerman is just asking a wee bit too much, IMHO.

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