Ever think that maybe Trayvon Martin was trying to defend himself ANY FUCKING WAY possible from the guy with a gun who was stalking him for no reason?
Given that Zimmerman was following him from a distance in low visibility and had his gun concealed under his shirt and jacket the idea that Martin knew about the gun is simply grasping at straws.
And since people are addressing this as a case involving Stand Your Ground law: No, no, no, no, just. FUCKING. NO. The Stand Your Ground law had NO application in this case. The chief of police said it was irrelevant in deciding whether or not to make an arrest. Zimmerman did not attend an SYG hearing. The defense did not cite or attempt use it. The prosecutor did not cite it except when trying to assassinate Zimmerman's character by citing an interview with Fox News discussing SYG law. It had no bearing whatsoever on the case. Stand Your Ground (or laws requiring you to flee when attacked) have no
legal relevance in a situation where you cannot run, such as when you're pinned to the ground. This was a straight up self defense case and would have been argued the same way in court in a state that doesn't have a stand your ground law.
By the way, I'd like to point out that laws that say 'you must flee' are at least as vague--often moreso--than any SYG law (most if not all of which require a defined standard of having good reasons
for believing your life is in danger), because there is no defined standard of how hard you must try to flee or how far you must flee before you're allowed to defend yourself. The case of CeCe McDonald
is an excellent illustration of what happens in places where there is no SYG law. Did she flee? Yes. But according to the state, she didn't flee enough
so defending herself against an attacker was illegal.
Also, I'm terrified by the idea that we live in some Orwellian world where defending your life against someone who has ambushed you and is trying to kill you is murder. While we're at it let's just admit that war is peace and and love is hate.
In the meantime, between Kate's baby and demonizing the (half) white dude, the world seems to have failed to notice the fucking prison break in Abu Ghraib, which resulted in hundreds of inmates escaping.