Does Zimmerman break off the chase?
By 7:12:15 p.m., the wind noises have stopped and his breathing has returned to normal as he discusses with the police dispatcher where responding officers should meet him. At 7:13:12 p.m. he interjects, “I don’t know where this kid is.”
Where is Martin? At just a normal walking pace of three miles per hour, he would be home by the time Zimmerman hangs up with police at 7:13:41 p.m.
I can’t believe this is in the Chicago Tribune.
Here’s the problem with calling Zimmerman’s actions “pursuit” and “did he break off the chase?”
What was Z’s objective...why did he try to follow M...to HARM him? Absolutely not, but that’s the sinister spin that’s implied by using such words.
The context makes crystal clear he was trying to help the police pinpoint M’s whereabouts, as he considered M a possible break-in waiting to happen, by reason of his observed actions. The fact that he was in contact with the police non-emergency number this whole time shows he wasn’t planning to murder M.
This case is a defense lawyer’s dream.
Because there never should have been a case filed, it’s so bad.