George Zimmerman verdict: Former neighborhood watch leader not guilty in death of Fla. teen Trayvon MartinI've been very careful to NOT comment on this story until the jury verdict was rendered.
Yeah, like I'm going to affect their decision.
Now that it's all "over", and I can speak freely, here's my opinion. As if anyone is interested:
The guy .. Zimmerman ... didn't have to be there. He didn't have to get out of his car. He didn't have to be carrying. He didn't have to confront "The Trespasser". (T. Martin)
He (Zimmerman) was looking for a confrontation, and he got one. He got to pull the trigger, and that's what he was hoping for.
The "perp", Trevon whatshisname? He was bad news looking for a confrontation. He was trespassing, he dismissed the 'security guard' (Zimmerman) as "a cracker"? Come on, what does that matter? Zimmerman didn't know, Martin's opinion had no influence.
It speaks volumes to Martin's attitude, and intentions.
Two hyped-up guys looking for a fight .. each found one. The difference was, one brought a gun to the fight.
Stupid freaking idiots, neither one of them had any business being there.
Martin died. What a shameful waste. Any human life is worth saving.\
Zimmerman was acquitted .. of what? Second Degree Murder? I'm not sure whether he deserved judicial punishment, but come ON! The guy is an idiot. He makes people who carry firearms for their own defense look bad. Do I think he was fearful of his life because his head was being pounded into the sidewalk? I don't know all the facts .. but I think he put himself into the situation, whatever it was .. willfully.
Would I have behaved differently?
I hope I wouldn't have been confronting the trespasser alone. Don't these guys have radios, or cell phones?
Oh, didn't he phone 911? yes, he did; the operator warned him to NOT challenge the interloper.
Zimmerman ignored what was, probably, in these circumstances ... good advice.
A pox upon both their houses!
Bottom line: two idiots, one gun.
Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. If either of these congenital idiots had been stopped before they met, NONE of this had to happen.
If there was a federal law against being a stupid butt-****, Zimmerman would have been rightfully convicted.
Or, if it turned out differently, Martin would have been convicted.
Is there "No sex in Federal Lock-up?" I know I'm being disingenuous here; work with me, okay?
If either of them had ended up in prison, and was deprived of the opportunity to have a woman in the room with them, the human race would be improved due solely to the fact that they would not have been allowed to reproduce.
Which is my fervent hope for "Not Guilty" Zimmerman.
In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny:
"What a bunch of Maroons!