Originally Posted by Saul Good
I have not seen anyone claim that Zimmerman grabbed the kid. If he had, the kid was within his rights to punch him. I'm just going off of what has been presented so far. It's easier to presume innocence or guilt if you get to make up things and assume them to be true. That's not exactly the way our justice system is designed to work, though.
Unfortunately, we only have one story here. But does it seem likely to you that this guy came walking up calmy and asked this kid, who was clearly scared and possibly panicking, "Hey fella, where you headed"? Or does it seem more likely that he came running out of nowhere and attempted to physically subdue the kid and provoked a reaction?