Is being a vigilante illegal?
It is I believe. But, riddle me this:
If Zimmerman is a vigilante, what does that make Spike Lee who tweeted an innocent elderly couple's address basically telling all the leftist goons, "Zimmerman lives here! Go get him!"?
According to the left’s playbook, yes, but only by non-minorities. It’s all of a piece to put law abiding people on the defensive so that we won’t fight back.
>>>Is being a vigilante illegal?<<<
Good question. I have another.
Does a vigilante normally call 911 to report a suspicious person or simply handle things on his own?
Neighborhood Watch is a federally funded project:
Neighborhood Watch is undoubtedly one of the oldest and most well-known crime prevention programs in history. While the modern day concept of program rose to prominence in the late 1960s in response to an increasing burglary rate...
The modern version of the Neighborhood Watch-USAonWatch Program was developed as a result of the multiple requests from sheriffs and police chiefs around the country who were looking for a crime prevention program that would incorporate citizen involvement and address the increasing number of burglaries taking place, especially in rural and suburban areas. In 1972, the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) took the concept a step further by seeking funding to make the program a national initiative...
“Vigilante” in Spanish simply means “watchman,” which is what Zimmerman was.
I don’t think the HOA should have allowed armed watchmen,precisely because there is such a possibility of things like this happening.
But that would be, at worst, civil negligence, or negligent homicide or manslaughter - and not criminal homicide, which is the charge they want against Zimmerman.
Also, the “hate crime” stuff, which is ridiculous anyway since apparently only one group is protected by it, shouldn’t even be considered here, because Zimmerman would have fixed on any teenager in a hoodie giving a close look to the houses. Many of our hoodie-wearing thugs in Florida are white, although they are usually busy holding up the 7-11 or the local pharmacist in order to get OxyContin and don’t bother with residential burglaries...
No, he said "This guy looks like he's up to no good, or he's on drugs or something. It's raining and he's just walking around, looking about."
Then he added, "He's here now and hes just staring looking at all the houses."
And lest we forget, he also said that Martin was "staring at me now" and "coming to check me out."
So, no, he never said Martin was just walking down the street. He said he looked like he was up to no good, and he also described an initial reaction by Martin which certainly exhibited no fear of Zimmerman.