Who knows what your response would be if you were being beaten and had you head smashed into the ground..I know i would defend myself with whatever means possible. I'm sure some of yall would roll over and take it.
I would defend myself and curse the moment I put myself in a situation where someone just beat the living poo out of me because I stalked them down. But it doesn't really matter what we would do at that point, does it?
Would you get out of your car, knowing full well police were on the way, and chase down someone in the situation he was in? We know EVERYTHING he did up to the point he left his car. Can you really say, "What he did makes perfect sense"? It may not have been criminal to leave his car and stalk Martin but IMO he is responsible for the ensuing confrontation because of it... as nobody, not even Zimmerman, tries to say that Zimmerman identified himself as neighborhood watch to Martin. Martin probably thought he was a mugger or worse...
I can tell you never been in life or death situation. Must be nice to sit behind your computer screen and pretend like you know what happened. Stick to UFOs.
True, I don't make it a habit to stalk teenagers in gated communities... wait what kind of life or death situation is that? Oh yeah, one that Zimmerman created.
Now I don't think that Zimmerman should be hanged, but I think it is a very sad reflection on the laws of this country that they don't even have the evidence for an arrest and charge of manslaughter apparently. Yes, ladies and gents, it is totally legal to put yourself in a situation where you frighten someone into attacking you so you are "forced" to kill them.