Castle Doctrine doesn't apply to the Zimmerman case because it wasn't his property. Stand your ground seems kind of far fetched becuse Zimmerman approached Trayvon initially.
The age, sex, race, ethnicity, color, religious, or political beliefs of the shooter have no bearing to me whether I believe the shooting is righteouss or not. If an 80 year old woman shoots a kid knocking on her door selling magazines to support little league and kills them, I don't care how scared she was that is murder plain and simple and she needs to go to jail.
I don't have an error of thought. I am a strong advocate of the second ammendment, I am a gun owner, I believe in concealed carry and I need to get my own permit soon. I also believe that some people, when they strap on a gun, have the belief that they are invincible and can do things that a rational man would look at afterwards and say "What the hell were you thinking?" I will defend my family to my very last breath with whatever means are necessary, if I have to, but I am not sitting here in the dark, clutching my pistol, shotgun by my side, hoping for the opportunity to shoot someone. I think many times you guys come off almost blood thirsty in your descriptions and stories of how you can't wait for society to collapse so you can stack "bad guys" like cord wood at the ends of your driveways. Sorry that isn't me. I will do what I have to but not with any happiness about it.
Save your keystrokes, Willie, been down this path before. The ideology is set, and there is no interest in truth or logic that gets in the way...
You skated around the question.
If Zimmerman was a woman or 80 year old man would you change your opinion?
Fact .... TM was beating and pounding GZ.
Did you watch TM girlfriend on PM? New spin not brought up at the trial that TM thought that GZ was a gay and TM went to beat crazy ass cracker GZ? If you can believe anything Rachel Jeantel says.
You, on the other hand, claim Zimmerman was told to stay in his car (he wasn't); claim he was told to stop following Trayvon (dispatcher said "we don't need you to do that.", did not command it) and that Zimmerman continued to follow Trayvon (Zimmerman says he immediately stopped and turned to go back to his car, not provable, but no evidence exists to disprove his assertion). You claim to have knowledge that Zimmerman has some kind of ego problem that carrying a gun made him feel superior or like a big man, none of which is supported by any evidence other than the innuendo and unfounded claims by the prosecution. The jury heard this and didn't buy it.
You fail to accept that, according to evidence and witness statements, Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman as Zimmerman screamed for help several times as he was being beaten. Yes, Trayvon was packing Skittles and an iced tea, which he could have been sitting on his living room eating and drinking had he used the 4 minutes after the initial encounter with Zimmerman walking a mere 100 yards home instead of lingering or doubling back.
According to Zimmerman, he was lawfully carrying his concealed handgun on his way to a Target grocery store, not out itching for a fight patrolling the streets. No facts disprove his claim. I live 30 miles from where this happened...nine years ago I sat in intensive care with my son who was in a coma, and a man in the bed next to him was on life support after bring shot while walking his dog...things have gotten worse, not better the last nine years.
Now if he had actually done what the media and Sharpton claimed, which was to hunt down a defenseless little child who went to the store to buy some candy, and ruthlessly shot him because he was black, then hell yes, that is WRONG!!! I would definitely NOT support that. Period.
Enforcement, NOT Amnesty!!!!!!
"If they’re going to come here illegally, apply for & receive assistance through a corrupted Government agency encouraging this lawless behavior, work under the table & send billions of dollars each year back to their families in Mexico, while bleeding local economies dry, protest in our streets waving their Mexican flags DEMANDING rights, while I have to press ’1′ for English, then they need to be shipped back to where they came from!" -Chad Miller
Zimmerman got out of his truck & walked on a sidewalk talking to police.When the dispatcher told him to he turned around to walk back to his truck.Nothing illegal there.Martin is walking through yards talking trash on a phone.Nothing illegal here-just not too friendly.The only thing Zimmerman did wrong was turning his back on this punk.Martin created the problem when he jumped Z.Z yelled for help long enough for someone to call 911 & who knows how long after the call.You don't wait until you're knocked out or dead before you defend yourself.I'd say he showed great restraint before shooting.If someone actually would have come & helped this would be a non-issue.Hasn't anyone considered that?That's the real problem.Most folks would rather lay blame than simply help.
When all else fails-read the instructions!
If Zimmerman stays in his truck he doesn't get into a confrontation and get his ass beat. It is that simple.
The media will spin this forever however they wish to.