Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
I'm not going to treat Trayvon like some kind of an angel or his parents like they were model parents. I never have. If my kid were suspended, no way would I let him out. But so far there is no evidence to suggest he was doing anything but going to the grocery store. And 7pm isn't unreasonable.
Bad parenting had nothing to do with Zimmerman taking on a form of vigilantism that he knew was police responsibility.
The police don't come on time to prevent a crime...they more often come aftewards—when it's too late. They can investigate then.
To my knowledge Z turned back toward his vehicle when Trayvon surprised him.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison