Thread: Zimmerman/Martin Thread
March 13th, 2012, 4:25 pm #1
A 17 year old kid was walking to the store from his dad's house to buy a can of iced tea and a bag of skittles. The Neighborhood Watch captain felt the kid looked suspicious - he was walking "slowly" and was wearing a hoodie. So the Neighborhood watch captain called police. Police told him to stay in the car, an officer was on the way. Instead, this guy got out of the car and started chasing the kid. He eventually caught the kid, who he outweighed by 100 pounds, a fight ensued, and the guy shot the kid.
Anyone wanna guess what color the kid was?
So far, this guy is claiming "self-defense." I say, Cold Blooded Murder. It looks like the police are completely bungling the investigation.
If this were my kid? Mr. Zimmerman would be erased. I doubt I'd be able to wait for the law to decide.
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March 13th, 2012, 4:36 pm #2
For me, its kind of hard to claim self-defense when he was the one chasing the other guy down. If anything, follow the "suspect" to the destination and direct the cops there. But nope, this wanna-be cop took it into his hands and now an innocent kid is dead.Facts around here means that it just has to match an opinion, then its a fact.
March 13th, 2012, 4:40 pm #3
It is hard to really judge what happened without all of the information, but if it really went down this way then the shooter should be jailed for murder.
March 13th, 2012, 4:41 pm #4
What I don't understand is how is this guy not in jail? Can anyone chase down someone, fight them, then shoot them and claim self-defense? How the **** is this guy not in jail?Oh, there's champagne in the Champagne Room... but you don't want champagne.
March 13th, 2012, 4:43 pm #5
Not sure how you can spin self-defense...Do you like handcuffs? - Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada.
March 13th, 2012, 4:46 pm #6
Holy **** it sounds like the police ****ed up royally.Rock Chalk, Andrew Wiggins.
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Interesting Snoop and I look forward to the follow up on this. What a wasted opportunity of this young mans life. It appears from the story that he was killed because he beat the guys ass.
I don't know if this guy will end up in a criminal case, I hope so if the story is accurate, but it would seem that a civil case has promise. The cops told him to stay in his vehicle and yet he pursued the kid. Gonna have to explain that."It seems that for success in science and art, a dash of autism is essential."- Hans Asperger
March 13th, 2012, 4:48 pm #8
By the man's own admittance, he was chasing the kid for simply walking around at night? I won't play the race card. I'm sure it could have been any kid in a hoodie, but given that the man outweighed the kid by 100 pounds, ultimately he was the one who shot the kid, and a witness account claims it was the boy yelling for help, I don't see how anyone could just assume this dude had just done right.
Look, I'm a vet, I'm well in shape, I've done my fair share of ass kicking, but if I were on a late night walk from the convenience store and some 250 pound dude came charging after me out of nowhere, I'd be running like hell too.
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March 13th, 2012, 4:49 pm #9
That's what I'd guess happened. I don't even know how the father could be in a mindset to even address the issue. I'd be too distraught. What a horrific thing to happen.Rock Chalk, Andrew Wiggins.
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March 13th, 2012, 4:51 pm #11
According to law enforcement sources who heard Zimmerman's call to a non-emergency police number, he told a dispatcher "these *******s always get away."
I edited the quote so as not to filter bypass.
You can just feel the underlying racism right there.Rock Chalk, Andrew Wiggins.
March 13th, 2012, 4:52 pm #12
As with any crime that it still under investigation and in which all the facts may not be known, I have to say the man is innocent until proven guilty by a jury of his peers.
However, this sounds like a completely ****** up situation and if it turns out that Mr. Zimmerman chased the kid down, precipitating an altercation and then shot the kid, then I'd say he's guilty of murder.
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