So is that the right thing to do? In the spirit of the "stand your ground law" The people of florida and several other states believe that people have the right to face an attacker. But ignoring that, remember that Trayvon ran away first. What would you do then? After you initially ran away.
Zimmerman wasn't really an attacker. He was a stalker. He was 100% in the wrong and it is 100% his fault. You can always walk away though. Zimmerman didn't handcuff Martin or tackle him down to the ground. Unless someone physically strikes me, I'm not going to do a god damn thing except walk away. Maybe Zimmerman did strike first, we don't know because we only have one side of the story.
while I will grant there are probably things Martin could have done that would have kept this from ending how it did, I refuse to place blame on him given what I know about the case...
I'm not placing any blame on him and anyone that does is foolish. The blame is entirely with Zimmerman, but Martin could have also taken steps to avoid the situation, but instead he (likely) did what a lot of 17 year old males would do by punching a punk bitch in the face.
Zimmerman is going to get off with a light sentence, I have no doubts, but he should get the max penalty for 2nd degree murder IMO.