Trayvon Martin was not the saint he was made out to be in the media. George Zimmerman was not the baby-killing psycho that the media made him out to be.
First off, Trayvon was not a child by any metric except that of legal age of majority. He was for all intents and purposes a man, and was quite the large man at that. He was more than capable of kicking Zimmerman’s butt.
Even the FBI stated that they did not believe the incident was racially motivated. There was clearly profiling, but the FBI’s investigation revealed that it was the attire and activities of Trayvon that attracted Zimmerman’s attention, not his race. Indeed, it has been revealed that Zimmerman’s own prom date was African American, and that he mentored underprivileged black kids in his neighborhood. And let’s also point out the incident in which a police officer beat a black homeless man, and Zimmerman went all the way to the chief of police and then blew the whistle on him for failing to act.
Zimmerman was, on the other hand, a bit of a “hero” complex. Should have let it go and let the cops handle it.
Trayvon meanwhile, was suspended from his high school for fighting and was attempting to get a gun from a buddy.
Initially, the police weren’t even going to charge Zimmerman until the media got involved. That in itself should tell you something.
With regard to “stand your ground” laws, it’s important to note that those laws did not apply to this case, nor did Zimmerman’s defense ever use stand your ground as a defense. That was 100% media manufactured. Once fists were flying, if Zimmerman believed his life was in danger as his head was being smashed off the pavement, the law says meeting that with lethal force is legal.
Picture this scenario: You START a verbal argument with a stranger, say, over a parking space. They tell you to go F yourself and then come at you. At first, you’d maybe try to run away, or maybe you’d fight back. But at some point, maybe your attacker has you down on the ground and he’s beating your face in. You have a gun in your pocket. You shoot him. Well, you started the argument, but legally you have just used justifiable lethal force in self defense. It’s not about who said what to who. It’s about who felt their life was in danger.
The reason the jury acquitted Zimmerman is that the state simply couldn’t make a LEGAL case against him. He will have rough life as a result either way.