All persons of authority have something visual. Cops and soldiers have uniforms. To the kid(who appears to be new to the neighborhood) it appears he was being challenged buy a rube. A ball bat in Zimmerman’s hand likely would have mitigated the attack.
Nope, I’ll bet Zimmerman himself would tell you if he knew how this would turn out he would have done some things differently. Zimmerman wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer and he didn’t manage his risk. $hit happens.
Why are you intentionally being contentious on this point?
HE WAS NOT ON NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH DUTY THAT NIGHT.
HE HAS A RIGHT TO CARRY CONCEALED ESPECIALLY IN HIS OWN NEIGHBORHOOD
Are you stupid or something?
Are you one of his neighbors? How do you know how “sharp” he is? He was a mortgage and insurance analyst and underwriter. Not exactly ditch-digging or burger-flipping.
a new black guy in the neighborhood.....6'2”...wearing a hoodie...walking between houses after dark and not on the sidewalk...nothing suspicious there!...
Black guy feels threatened and challenged by some local white rube watching and following him....That's normal! (its called being dissed in the “hood”)
Rube approaches with a stick....Black guy pulls his heat and greases the white rube....that's normal in the hood too...but so much for your theory of mitigating the attack...lol...
(PS...just a friendly word of advise in other matters.....Don't ever play any games of chance that requires a reasonable understanding of odds....I think you'd suck at ‘em!...*W*)
“A ball bat in Zimmermans hand likely would have mitigated the attack.”
People being down on him for provocative following I can understand. It’s plain wrong, but I understand why people might come to that conclusion. As for your loopiness, I can’t understand where you’re coming from. Zimmerman should have been wielding a bat? He invited attack by lack of implied threat? I’ve got it: how about after 6pm it’s mandatory for all citizens wishing to walk the streets to carry a locked and loaded shotgun at average eye level. That should cut down on beatings, though possibly shotgun-related deaths will shoot up.