Originally Posted by listopencil
(1) "It's a tragedy." If Zimmerman is rightfully defending himself from an attack it's not a tragedy. It's a case of self defense. Sure it's still a sad situation but it's not a tragedy. Again, if Zimmerman is rightfully defending himself.
From what I know if I were sitting on the jury I would find Zimmerman not-guilty of murder. I think there is reasonable doubt. At the same time, I would find against Zimmerman in a wrongful death civil suit based on Zimmerman's pursuit of Martin with a lower standard of preponderance of evidence. The guy is a complete moron and was the instigating force in a senseless and needless death. It's a tragedy any way you slice it and I don't read anything the administration said as backing away from that.