Originally Posted by chiefzilla1501
I think they're both morons. Bottom line is that both of these guys had a history of acting tough until they both got into the wrong side of a fight.
It takes a major leap of faith to believe that Zimmerman suddenly got religion in mid-pursuit and then turned back to his car. It takes the same leap of faith to believe that Zimmerman, a hot-headed guy who was already cursing at Trayvon on the 911 call, politely asked what Trayvon was doing. Just like it takes a leap of faith to think that Trayvon ran away and then somehow circled back into the same spot Zimmerman was. Trayvon was looking for trouble too.
They both acted stupidly. But again, all Zimmerman had to do was follow basic protocol and none of this happens. He had no reason to get out of the car. He had no reason to do anything more than maintain a visual and wait for the cops to show up, unless he had actual reason to believe there was mischief. He had an absolute duty to announce who he was so Trayvon didn't think he was some weird dude trying to attack him. And if you're going to break the rules in that way, don't ****ing carry a gun when patrol rules clearly state that you're not supposed to. So yes, Zimmerman was a moron because for a guy so obsessed with being a cop and with the amount of training he had, he sure broke a shitload of rules.
And this is only what we know. For all we know, Zimmerman may have talked shit. Maybe made an aggressive move or a threat. His history makes those distinct possibilities. We don't know who threw the first punch or made the first move. Or Trayvon did all of these unprovoked, which is certainly a possibility too.