Originally Posted by scott free
My memory of the details is a bit foggy, but how do we know that much of anything was said other than zimmerman asking him what he was doing there.
IIRC martin didnt mention much in the way of verbal confrontation when he was talking to his girl on the phone, just that a guy was following him and he was considering running.
If you look back at my first several posts i was full-on against zimmerman, but as the evidence trickled in, i felt i had no choice but to change my tune... i honestly think martin could've lost that guy no sweat by cutting through yards and jumping a fence or two, and that he DID lose him, but that pride got the best of him and he snuck back, thus pushing the situation off the cliff.
Or the fact a black kid fleeing through backyards may look suspicious which could cause issues. Also why should he have to run? Unless he had committed a crime why should he run? Some wannabe badass follows him around and gets out of his vehicle and confronts him after being told to stand down. Zimmerman may not have broken the law but he sure as hell ain't no hero~
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