Wise One wrote:
There would have been no confrontation, no fight, no murder except for the fact that Zimmerman pursued, closed on, and threatened an innocent pedestrian.
What happened during the confrontation is largely Zimmerman's own fault for being a hot-headed macho aggressor, ignoring his own training and explicit instructions by the police not to confront Martin.
I don't know exactly what happened, but it would be very sick to hold an attacker innocent of murder just because he wound up momentarily on the losing side of a fight that he started himself.
WHOA there Tex.
"Murder"? That will have to be proven. Pursued? This is speculation. Z, the neighborhood watch guy followed the suspicious TM in the rain. Called police. Indicated that he would stop following and meet cops at his mailbox in his vehicle. A confrontation happened. Maybe TM, stoned, and the truant tough that he was, got pissed off, and took it to that sum bitch.
"Closed on"? This is opinion. At what distance did Z follow TM? Does we know? Following the suspicious with your full attention, eyes, and feet, is no crime. You do not know if or at what point Z stopped following TM.
"Attacker"? Your assumptions are not helpful. Z got the fear of God beat into his head that night. Was he himself negligent in this homicide? We shall see what the process brings. Who assailed who you do not know AO.
Now. Speaking to the process. The Prosecutor has not in the charging documents indicated many very pertinent facts. There's depth to this that we can not verify as of yet, and the arrogant flounder, and ignore their own bias, and go on.
Could you share a little about what you were thinking when you chose "Wise One" in capitals as your user name?
You are close to some truths here AO, but your assumptions and conclusions are lacking.
Enjoy the week-end.