Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
Like I said, it's hard to justify the over-reaction on Trayvon's part.
I don't think we'll be able to legally prove what happened, unless somehow we do have phone records that have not yet been released. But if I'm making an educated guess, yes, the facts lead me to the OPINION that Zimmerman provoked Trayvon confrontationally, based on Zimmerman's state of mind and history of provoking confrontations and reacting violently when pushed.
Yes, I think there are plenty of plausible scenarios... that he threatened Trayvon. That he grabbed Trayvon or shoved him. That maybe he walked up to Trayvon calmly, Zimmerman reacted, and Trayvon defended himself in the heat of the moment. Again, these are all assumptions, but there are just as many scenarios that say Trayvon did it for no good reason as there are that he was reasonably provoked.
Had that been the case he would have never been able to get a CCW, GZ got into a tussle with undercover cops that did not identify themselves, the charges when from a felony to a misdemeanor to dropped, I think he took an anger management class to get it all dropped probably on the advice of his attorney.