msduncan wrote:Is it the gun that bothers you?
Maybe it is.
msduncan wrote:What if Martin had jumped Zimmerman, knocked him to the ground, pounded his head into pavement, and then Zimmerman was able to turn the tables and happened to kill him with a freak punch to the head?
Let's look at this... you may be on to something.
I feel almost like I would indeed be less inclined to 'blame Zimmerman' for a 'senseless death', if he managed to do it with his own 'fight'. Something about the speed and ease of killing someone with a gun .... it makes me wonder if that Split Second action could have been avoided.
It's interesting that you also had to serve up an analogy to me that involved a "freak punch to the head". I think you may also understand the nature of what I'm getting at.
I'm not really getting big into 'the race' part of this. While I think it's unfortunate that it seems like he was targetted for being black - I personally feel he was more targetted for being young and out of place.msduncan wrote:Would it be less offensive to you because a gun wasn't involved? Or is it because of the race issue?
I am not aware of this part of the media frenzy, in all honesty.msduncan wrote:Or did you buy into the media campaign that Zimmerman made a racist 911 call and you haven't been able to get over that even though it's been shown to be a fabrication?
I think, without the gun - Zimmerman wouldn't have been "so damn brave". I think without such a 'brave Neighborhood Watcher' - Martin would never have been confronted and no fight would have happened.
This leads me to feel that Zimmerman and his Gun killed Martin.