nickpecoraro Wrote: I had to take my wife to the eye doctor yesterday. It is always a couple of hours wait so I got to watch the Zimmmerman trial on TV.
Here is my take on this.......
If I was walking home from a convenience store at night and someone was following me, I would find that threatening.
If I picked up the pace of walking and tried to lose the man following me, but he persisted in following....I would feel more threatened.
If he finally caught up with me, I would go into fight mode because of the threat to my security. I would think my assailant was about to do bodily harm.
This is what happened with Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.
For George Zimmerman to now plead self defense is ridiculous. He initiated the situation. He acted in a manner threatening to Trayvon Martin.
When George killed Trayvon he committed a crime.
nickpecoraro Wrote: http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20130703/US-Neighborhood-Watch/
In today's news,....see link above.....there is an explanation by George Zimmerman's teacher of the "stand your ground law.
Here is a quote from the above link....
"He explained that a person can make a self-defense argument if the person has a "reasonable apprehension" of death or great bodily harm."
"It's imminent fear. The fact alone that there isn't an injury doesn't necessarily mean that the person didn't have a reasonable apprehension or fear,"
People seem concerned over who was on top when Trayvon and Zimmerman were fighting. But they fail to understand that Trayvon was in """reasonable apprehension" of death or great bodily harm.""" because he was being followed by an unknown assailant at night. An assaailant that he could not lose and who continued to follow in spite of his efforts to flee and lose his follower.
loveroftruth Wrote: So true! What is worse is that George decided to end the fight, he started and was losing, by using a gun.
Then he has the audacity to say Trayvon talked to him after he was dead. Coroner's report mentioned
Trayvon died instantly from the gun shot wound. George says Trayvon told him "You got me."
George was such a coward that after he shot Trayvon
he asked the first neighbor on the scene to help him restrain Trayvon. Truth is Trayvon was already restrained and dead.