In the NBC segment, Zimmerman says:“This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.”
The full version, though, unfolds like this:So Zimmerman is a racist, right? Uh, not quite.
Zimmerman: “This guy looks like he’s up to no good, or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.”
911 operator: “Okay. And this guy, is he white black or Hispanic?”
Zimmerman: “He looks black.”
FWIW, I think we all see situations like this, where there's MUCH open to interpretation, from our own preconceived POVs before we do anything else. '
In other words, we all "profile" whether that's racial, economically, etc.
I obviously have no idea what happened that night. But when I heard the information that I did, as it was initially presented, I took my own notions and past experience of guys who try to play tough guy/overstep their authority. So that's probably one of the reasons I see Zimmy being way on the wrong side of this one. I don't think many here have said what they thought was "Fact." Perhaps the conviction in which they stated it comes across that way.
MotorCityJoe- Since 2007: You talking to me?
the above item is why my other thread was started...the media is full of **** and do nothing but do what helps whatever agenda they think will bring them ratings...a$$holes
F the NRA
Just an FYI-from the Florida Statute:
Zimmerman has to prove that he was attacked by Trayvon first in order to justify the use of force.(3) A person who is not engaged in an unlawful activity and who is attacked in any other place where he or she has a right to be has no duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he or she reasonably believes it is necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw
Since you want to refrain from commenting I am wondering why you came in this thread anyway.
My preference is to continue to look at the information that is available, analyze it and comment on it if I feel like it. Thankfully millions of others are doing that as well as protesting until the unanswered questions get answered, and most importantly so that people that should be held accountable are not let off the hook.
F the NRA
I teach my self defense students all the time when you engage, you engage with the understanding you are fighting for your life. I would tell my son and daughters to do the same if they are followed by a stranger particularly in an area without witnesses.
F the NRA