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#2448 to #2365 - anonexplains (07/14/2013) [-]
Except that isn't even the same kid.
I don't care which way the case goes, but if you're gonna be for one side or the other, and least make sure you have better reasons than some fake pictures of a random black kid.
#2399 to #2365 - kcits (07/14/2013) [-]
Yeah, I'm sure he knew him, following him in the dark to the house of a family member. It was based on that, that Zimmerman said he was up to no good. I think we should all thank George Zimmerman for being an idiot with a gun that stalks a kid after being told by police to stand down, then screaming fear for his life when his victim fights back. Thanks for the memories, George.
User avatar #2521 to #2399 - mattmenzo (07/14/2013) [-]
dispatch =/= police
User avatar #2432 to #2399 - taxideataxus (07/14/2013) [-]
Spot the crying liberal.
#2407 to #2399 - scotlandhome (07/14/2013) [-]
In the United States, stand-your-ground law states that a person may justifiably use force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of an unlawful threat, without an obligation to retreat first. Here's the law buddy. All Zimmerman did was act upon it.
User avatar #2420 to #2407 - blacktomcruise (07/14/2013) [-]
I'd imagine by that same logic that if Trayvon Martin had had a gun that he could have "stood his ground" against Zimmerman.

I would absolutely love for an NRA type to argue that if Trayvon Martin would have had a gun that he'd still be alive today.

The truth is George Zimmerman, an off duty neighborhood watchman, followed someone he perceived as suspicious even when he was told not to by his dispatcher, and he ended up beaten and a boy ended up dead.
#2452 to #2420 - devildogpratt (07/14/2013) [-]
Trayvon could not have stood his ground. Trayvon was the aggressor, he started the fight. There is nothing illegal with following someone and, for the record, GZ was never told to not follow. The 911 dispatcher (not police btw) told him that he didn't need to. That is not an order and even if it was he wouldnt have to follow it. Trayvon could have acted like a good little boy and talked to Zimmerman before smashing his head into the cement repeatedly, but he chose not to.
#2416 to #2407 - kcits (07/14/2013) [-]
So did Trayvon Martin. Boom, lolololoz.

One of them's dead. It's the kid that was walking home at 7 p.m., minding his own business. That was followed by a man with a gun. And even if Trayvon Martin pounced George Zimmerman's head against the pavement, that's self-defense.

Why did the law not apply to Trayvon. Answer that.
#2539 to #2416 - ncsutroll (07/14/2013) [-]
>being followed
>beat guy following you to a pulp without him physically harming you
>self defense

really now
User avatar #2437 to #2416 - taxideataxus (07/14/2013) [-]
Trayvon didn't know George Zimmerman had a gun. And why the **** didn't he just go home. If he was such a good little skittle eating negro why did he attack? He wasn't some badger trapped in a corner.
#2441 to #2437 - kcits (07/14/2013) [-]
Dude, he was stopped on his way home.
User avatar #2446 to #2441 - taxideataxus (07/14/2013) [-]
Wrong. During the trial the defense had a complete map of the neighborhood and showed the route Trayvon was walking and the route GZ followed. Trayvon had to have turned around at some point to have been able to confront him at the point that he did.
#2454 to #2446 - kcits (07/14/2013) [-]
What's your point? If someone was following you, would you just walk to your home? George Zimmerman feels that he was justified in following the kid, after he was told to stand down, fine. But if someone is following me, just me, personally, I reserve the right to try to beat them up. And, if it's in Florida, I'm sure I'll be killed. That's really all there is to it, from the way I see it.

The kid shouldn't have been followed from the get-go. They fought. Zimmerman shot because he felt his life was in danger. I think Martin fought because he felt his life was in danger. That's all, man. (shrug)
User avatar #2460 to #2454 - taxideataxus (07/14/2013) [-]
Oh boo hoo someone was following you. You don't reserve to right to "beat them up". That's the ****** logic that got Trayvon Martin killed. For ***** sake.
And for the record, if a police dispatcher tells you to stop following someone, you reserve the right to not listen to them.
#2464 to #2460 - kcits (07/14/2013) [-]
If someone strange is following me, yes, I reserve the right to get them away from me. Just like you reserve the right to be a jack-ass. If you keep following someone you don't know and that person doesn't know you from Jack, guess what? You're gonna get your nose busted. It's a two way street, lmao.

Good job, man, good job. Here's hoping the next wannabe starts tracking you with a gun. We'll see what " ****** logic" you follow then.
User avatar #2467 to #2464 - taxideataxus (07/14/2013) [-]
Concealed Carry Permit Holder reporting in.
Nobody to fear.
#2469 to #2467 - kcits (07/14/2013) [-]
People have been shot for pulling out cell phones. The only thing I worry about is some moron using your carrying a gun as justification to get away with murder. Be careful.
User avatar #2476 to #2469 - taxideataxus (07/14/2013) [-]
There's smart gun owners, and there are gun owners who act too much on impulse. It's just about mindset, day in and day out. I carry a gun for the last final possible choice.

It's been proven that most criminals/attackers flee just at the sight or idea of a firearm. They don't want to die, they want your stuff. I bet if Trayvon had known GZ had a gun he would have walked home like a good little boy.

Instead we are sitting here arguing about stuff like this when I'd rather be sleeping.
Dammit Trayvon.
#2536 to #2476 - anonexplains (07/14/2013) [-]
Yeah, I bet if George Zimmerman knew that Trayvon Martin could kick his ass, he would've went home like a good little boy, too. Go to sleep, good little boy.
User avatar #2427 to #2416 - zomgwaffle (07/14/2013) [-]
google the definition of self-defense that isn't it.
User avatar #2422 to #2416 - scotlandhome (07/14/2013) [-]
Trayvon was darting through houses and backyards. Unlawful trespassing.
#2429 to #2422 - kcits (07/14/2013) [-]
Show the evidence.

And even if it were true, that still doesn't answer the question. Why wasn't Trayvon Martin allowed to stand his ground?
#2455 to #2429 - devildogpratt (07/14/2013) [-]
because he was the one who was violent first. you cant claim self-defense after throwing the first punch
#2439 to #2429 - scotlandhome (07/14/2013) [-]
Ummm....I think he did
User avatar #2388 to #2365 - corso (07/14/2013) [-]
Looks more like the reson you need to stay awake in English class.
#3117 to #2388 - anonexplains (07/15/2013) [-]
User avatar #3118 to #3117 - corso (07/15/2013) [-]
Look at what my comment is aimed at.
#2397 to #2388 - scotlandhome (07/14/2013) [-]
I didn't make it bro, relax.
I didn't make it bro, relax.
User avatar #2393 to #2388 - deepfatfries (07/14/2013) [-]
The irony.
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