tarheelpride provided the link, it's here: http://gma.yahoo.com...--abc-news.html
I responded that her answers still appear to make it look as if Trayvon initiated the face-to-face confrontation, which I maintain was foolish. As I said before, I understand it coming from a teenager...full of ego, pride, etc., but still foolish. I don't blame him, I simply think his actions weren't wise. But he's a kid. Zimmerman doesn't have that excuse. As I said earlier, he's an adult and should have known better. I'm not going to pretend to know either of them and what was in their minds...though I suspect that both of them had adrenaline pumping and neither were thinking clearly. I'm also not going to assume that what appears to be the case is in fact the case. We really don't know what happened and likely won't know beyond Zimmerman's testimony, which obviously cannot be objective. It's possible that Zimmerman did initiate the physical confrontation...again, there's no way to know. All I'm going by is what the girl said...and she's the closest thing to an eye-witness there is.
We have very different interpretations of what the girlfriend reportedly said."He said this man was watching him," the girl recounted. "So he put his hoodie on, said he lost the man. I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast, I told him to run but he said was not going to run."
She is not saying he said, "I refuse to flee." He refused to run, but he was walking fast. He even thought he lost Zimmerman. How does this point to Trayvon starting the initial confrontation?
Are you saying that you think that it was stupid for Trayvon Martin not to run as fast as he could? Perhaps, given the outcome, but I think it is a bit weird to decide that a resident of a gated neighborhood should have to take off and run as fast as they can in said neighborhood.