Originally Posted by Garcia Bronco
I do doubt that Zimmerman went up to the kid and started waving a gun in his face or threatening him with physical violence. If he's doing neighborhood watch then anyone walking down the street late at night is a concern regardless of race, gender, color, or creed. Especially if it's something that's not normal.
Keep in mind that assault has a very broad interpretation. Even a shove is considered assault. What if he shoved him? What if he told him he wanted to kill him or even said he had a gun? Given Zimmerman's reputation its hard to believe he politely asked trayvon what he was up to. Very plausible that he approached in an aggressive manner, with gun or no gun. We don't know who initiated the fight.. We have no idea if the curb smashing story is true. But if trayvon did punch Zimmerman its very legit to ask if Zimmerman's actions warranted it. I think he fact that gz probably shouldn't have pursued trayvon in the first place opens up a whole can of worms about how an innocent kid is supposed to react to a strange man stalking him, and maybe very possibly aggressively.