I am borrowing this one from a handsome devil across the web.
His face could be so overly swollen colored black and blue to the point of being painful to me, it doesn’t matter. The fact that he suffered minor injuries during the course of an altercation which he had every opportunity to avoid, if he so desired due to a reasonable fear for his safety. In fact, the operator on his call to police explicitly told him to do so, to stay in his car and leave the rest to police. Instead, he continued to follow Martin, further escalating the situation to a point where it could reasonably be inferred that a confrontation could ensue. A possibility he had already planned for by bringing a gun, just in case. Whether Martin struck him or not is inconsiquential. It doesn’t matter.
How can you claim self-defense and play the victim when you took a role upon yourself which you had no qualifications for; when you, followed and pursued him. Treyvan did not pursue and harass you Zimmerman, it was the other way around. What I would like to know is; at what point does Treyvan Martin’s right to self defense come into question? Or how long would it take you, the reader, to strike out at an unknown man (who outweighs you and is much older than you) as he follows you without your consent? Me personally, I dont think that it would have took too long. At some point I would have had to stand my ground.
- Modern Day Lynching:Trayvon Martin is Emmitt Till of our Generation (sammyscoops.wordpress.com)
- Trayvon Martin Case: Enhanced Videos Show Cuts on Zimmerman’s Head (inquisitr.com)
- The Powers That Beat: Why I may be the next Treyvon Martin (powersthatbeat.wordpress.com)