Originally Posted by Pawnmower
Thats why zimmerman will not be found guilty of murder, or even manslaughter.....
Asking someone what theyre doing on your block is not starting violence......If trayvon martin didnt throw the 1st punch, he would still be alive.
Your statement actually IS correct....whoever 'started' it is in the wrong. Do they (jury) define 'starting it' with words or violence? I doubt they will agree with your view that it is cool to punch people for speaking words, but hey juries have surprised me before....
From a jury standpoint, yes. He'll be found not guilty.
But if we're forming opinions, let's be real here. Zimmerman's track record and given how pissed he was on the 911 call, I'm sure that he didn't ask if Trayvon had a problem. I'm sure it was said a little differently. Given that he apparently stalked a man all the way to his house in the past, it would not surprise anyone if he was over-aggressively pursuing Trayvon too.
What still gets me is that his story never seems to hang together. I read that at the time of the crime, he claimed Trayvon was circling his car so he got out, nevermind that Zimmerman's phone call indicates things went a little differently. Then he claimed he was just leaving the car to look for a house #. I'm sure the surveillance videos will show yet another story. His cell phone records yet another. He claimed he was walking back to his car, and yet it sure seems like he was clearly going into the courtyard to pursue further. It seems like he's trying to patch the story in a way that fits, rather than tell the truth.
Like I've said before, either he is very unlucky and has trouble come to him, or you can believe that he invites trouble and maybe we shouldn't be surprised that it caught up to him this time. Shame on Trayvon for the way he snapped, but Zimmerman really seems to be doing a bit of a dance about the events leading up to the scuffle.