Originally Posted by Pawnmower
Yes so lets go back to the skittles then...
Trayvon shouldnt have been out so late and this wouldnt have happened...
Skittles are the cause..
Thats why your logic is faulty. The cause would be the FIRST person to violate the LAW.
You and I both agree we don't know who violated the LAW first.
That is what the trial will determine.......
If Trayvon acted in self defense, and had a right to assault Zimmerman, that will be found.
If Trayvon assaulted Zimmerman and got shot because Z was defending himself, that will be found.
Your assertation that simply lawfully pursuing Trayvon caused this is as stupid, as ridiculous, and completely absurd as saying Trayvon's love of skittles caused this because if he werent out getting skittles he would be alive.
It is an intellectual cop-out.
Here's the problem, going out late isn't illegal.
The dispatcher told George he did not have to pursue Trayvon, he did despite this.
and had a conversation with Trayvon of which we do not
know the details. This means that we do not know if Zimmerman's confrontation of Trayvon was legal or illegal, all we know is that Zimmerman ended up killing Martin.
So what we know about this is:
1. Zimmerman was told he didn't have to pursue Trayvon
2. He did
3. There was some sort of confrontation (The details of which we're still unsure)
4. Zimmerman was getting badly beaten.
5. He shoots Trayvon in response.
If Zimmerman doesn't pursue Trayvon (one), two-five of what we know would have never occurred.
He did, and he's experiencing a harsh set of consequences.
(On the note of NBC, it's possible they will be hit with consequences for their conduct as well, I'm not saying I'm against that, as stated before, the courts will decide the innocence or guilt
in both instances.