“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...
You prefer fractured skulls and dead watchmen?
Zimmerman had returned to the development from an errand. He was not acting as a member of the Neighborhood Watch. He had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.