For those who do not know, states in the USA, have varying laws.
The state of Florida is very lax in many of their laws compared to other states.
Altho many people, political especially, tried to make this case about racism, it really wasn't at all.
Zimmerman stated on the phone with the 911 operator, he could not describe the young man at all.
It was a dark rainy night and Trayvon could have been green for all Zimmerman knew.
To be clear, the 911 operator is not the police. So, when the 911 operator told Zimmerman not to
follow the man, Zimmerman did not do what she said but he also did not legally break any rule because
it was not the law that told him not to follow the man, it was simply a 911 operator. Very big difference.
I believe the real secret or real question in this case is, who confronted who first and who started the
In the USA, people are entitled to protect themselves from harm. However, it's important to know who
the instigator is, exactly who started the fight (if you will) first.
Zimmerman, was a neighborhood watch community person. There had been some burglaries in the area
and Zimmerman obviously volunteered to keep an eye on the neighborhood for possible burglars.
I think Zimmerman was overzealous with his neighborhood watch position. On a dark, rainy night, young
Trayvon with his hoodie pulled over his head, leisurely walking a long in the rain, appeared out of place.
In other words, on a rainy night or even rainy day for that matter, people generally run or walk very quickly
to get out of the rain.
I never read or heard anyone state this during the trial but perhaps someone has, burglars love rainy nights!
I think many people know this. It's always been said that a thief will choose a rainy night to rob a place or
rob someone, over a nice full moon.
Zimmerman always carried a gun. He carried it every where except to his place of work. So it wasn't like
he was just sporting a gun so he could murder the first person that came along. That was not the case
I believe the laws in Florida should be a little stiffer. I think Zimmerman was overzealous with the
neighborhood watch position. I also think WATCH means WATCH and does NOT mean CONFRONT/FOLLOW.
The 911 operator told Zimmerman the correct thing to do, don't follow him, the police will check it out.
So the first big mistake was Zimmerman did not follow the 911 operators instructions. Instead, he got
out of his car and continued to follow the young Trayvon.
According to witnesses, it was Trayvon on top of Zimmerman and even Trayvon's father initially stated
during police interrogation, it was not Trayvon's voice yelling for help.
It was stated that Trayvon had marijuana and an unknown substance in his system. I really didn't understand
the 'unknown substance' bit. I think most of us know that marijuana as a norm, results in more of a
relaxed stupor than anything else. People can get stoned all day long but that does not generally make
them into burglars. If marijuana was a deciding factor then most all of us should be in the electric chair.
Everyone really does need to understand, that this case is not about racism at all. There was also
insufficient evidence and probably most cases of this nature in the state of Florida would never gone
Don't allow people in politics and racists to rule your heart and your decisions.
It's very sad this young man was killed, and it should have never happen. Trying to relate it to another
case of a man convicted for dog fights or the Anthony case, just does not cut it at all. This case has no
similarities at all to those cases.
I think people around the world should plainly be able to see, that new laws need to be engaged in
the state of Florida to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again. I don't believe that Trayvon
died due the color of his skin. I don't believe it was murder. I believe it was paranoia between two
people that could have been totally prevented. Zimmerman should have never got out of his car
and followed Trayvon. That was the first big mistake right there.
Hopefully, this case will result in newer laws in the state of Florida that make it punishable to follow
someone. People can't go around following people just because they appear to be up to no good.
It's a very sad case indeed.
PS. I lived at Sanford Lake about 13/14 years ago. The people are outgoing and friendly. A nice area.