Some at DU are living in another reality, ignoring evidence and logic and instead hysterically claiming that Martin was this poor innocent black kid just minding his own business and Zimmerman "stalked" Martin with a gun and set out to kill him because he was black. Others claim that Martin was justified in punching and attacking Zimmerman, even initiating the physical altercation because he was "afraid" of Zimmerman.
There are some who are sensible and keep referring back to the facts in the trial, but in true delusional, biased form they stick to the lies and speculation.
Here are two of the threads. It would be amusing if it weren't for the fact that they are stoking racial hatred and division because of their racism and biases. Read them and shake your head in disbelief.
adric mutelovic (171 posts)
First responding cop testifies: GZ's nose was "bloody". "Lacerations" and "contusions" on his head
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His name is Tim Smith.
Smith testified he handcuffed Zimmerman at gunpoint and confiscated Zimmerman's gun. Other officers arrived and began CPR on Trayvon, he said.
Smith said he saw that Zimmerman’s clothes were wet, his nose was bloody and there were lacerations and contusions to his head.
A firefighter/EMT who attended Zimmerman (Stacy Livingstone) said what she saw:
"Livingston also treated Zimmerman, who she said had a "very swollen, bleeding nose" and two cuts to the back of his head. He declined to be taken to a hospital, she said."
This is devastating for the prosecution, unless they plan to use the Zimmerman-hurt-himself theory endorsed by some on the internet, which is weird, to say the least.NoOneMan (1,866 posts)
The guy chased down a stranger he identified as an "asshole" in an effort to force a confrontation, and ended up shooting them.
Im not sure why its relevant that he got his ass kicked by a teenagerupaloopa (2,167 posts)
3. he was armed Martin was not why should Martin not fight
for his life? What is wrong here is the stand your ground law. That law gives a person the right to shoot some who they couldn't beat in a fist fight.[/QUOTE]NoOneMan (1,866 posts)
6. This creates the biggest murder loophole I've ever heard of
Start a confrontation, make sure you get hit a few times, and then murder someone with a get out of jail free card
Dub-V-You (42 posts)Star Member madaboutharry (21,256 posts)
Listening to Trayvon Martin trial
It seems that the entire defense of George Zimmerman is based on the theory that Trayvon Martin had no right to fight for his life.
2. When was his life threatened?
There has been no evidence presented that shows there was any threat to Trayvon's life prior to the altercation.
The question is whether Trayvon attacked Zimmerman or Zimmerman attacked Trayvon
pnwmom (44,188 posts)
4. There is evidence that he was afraid the larger man who had been following him
was going to attack him -- and under those circumstances, he wouldn't know how bad it could get. Anyone could fear for their life in that situation, not knowing what the other person's intent was, but knowing the other person was acting bizarrely. Once TM started trying to get away, every step GZ took toward him was a threat.Dub-V-You (42 posts)
5. So now we attack people who scare us?
Where was the imminent, physical threat?