The part I find funny about this whole mess is that anyone with an ounce of sense would have to concede that a neighborhood watch would have to pay attention to a young guy in a hoodie traversing the community area. Anybody on watch that didn't would be derelict in his duty, period.
Those same individuals with the aforementioned common sense would also have to admit that the correct courses of action for a young person in a hoodie who is being watched/followed should either just go home or ask the guy following if there was a problem in a friendly, non-threatening manner.
The young guy in this case apparently decided that a direct attack was a better option and the rest is history.
Am I missing something?
posted on 04/15/2012 6:10:29 PM PDT
Nope, hit the nail directly on the head. He also had a one to two minute head start and was a football player. Zimmerman was on the phone four minutes.
posted on 04/15/2012 6:39:43 PM PDT
Consider, also that it was dark and he was wearing a hoodie which he no doubt believed would give him anonymity. Not knowing that Zimmerman had a gun, Trayvon thought he could sneak up on Zimmerman , beat the crap out of him and then vanish into the night. The apartment complex consisted of many buildings which made a convenient maze where Trayvon could easily disappear from view. If Zimmerman did not have a gun, Trayvon could have given him a vicious beating then he could have vanished into his father's apartment without anyone being the wiser.
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