Originally Posted by Pawnmower
Furthermore, Zimmerman knew (or at least thought) that Martin didn't belong or live there....since he kept tabs on the neighborhood.
Nothing at all wrong with asking 'what are doing here'?
The better question is, why did zimmerman feel the need to follow him far from his car? And according to his account, in that long chase never said who he was or why he was following him. He didn't even address trayvon until they were face to face. Despite having plenty of opportunity, he never went back to his car. This we know based on his statements and reconstruction of events.
You are claiming to know what zimmerman said but nobody knows. We don't know if one of them was talking shit. We don't know who made a first move. What we know is trayvon beat the crap out of zimmerman and Zimmerman never in his account made it known that he wasn't some creepy stranger following him. I've already said trayvon is absolutely at fault for that. But at the same token... It is very hard to look at the reconstruction of events and not think that zimmerman wasn't trying to initiate a face to face conflict or be a hero and nab him red handed. There is no other explanation for why he would go that far into pursuit without announcing who he was, nor is there an explanation for why his statements seem to be wildly inconsistent.