Just because you're being followed, it does not give you the right to attack the person following you, unless the person following you attacks first. We have already heard from several people on this thread who think that they have the right to attack anyone who simply follows them. To me, that helps support the notion that Martin was the one who attacked (that, along with all the physical evidence and eyewitness testimony).
Since we're looking at Z's previous behavior, in all those times he called the police, he never once confronted the suspects. I have no doubt that he would have followed them, though.
If Martin showed tendencies towards violence and committing crime in his social media accounts, then it IS relevant. And yes, his suspensions from school within the past year are also relevant.
The prosecution is going to look at Z's history and try to paint him as a violent, racist person. They're also going to prop up Martin and try to make him look like the innocent 12-year-old the media portrayed him as. The defense, on the other hand, might try to paint Martin as a criminal who previously committed theft, used drugs, and may have had violent tendencies and show supporting evidence from social media. The defense will also try to make Z look like a choir boy who tutored minority children.
As I said, everything is fair game, and each side will be spinning away. Zimmerman's defense team is more limited in its options, IMHO, because tearing down the perceived "victim" could backfire in front of a sympathetic jury.
If SYG allows such indiscriminate killing, then the law has a LOT more problems than I initially thought.
There will inevitably be a wrongful death suit, and all of this will have to be evidence, because the family will have to prove Trayvon had a good future ahead of him, and thus income stream, otherwise they will only get $5 in damages.
It's a shame this story isn't allowed to have it's own thread, but the Norfolk Police are going to give a press conference on this story. MSM still burying the story.
You should start a new thread if you want a discusssion.Chief Chamberlin announced Thursday that a 16-year-old was arrested in connection with this case. The unidentified juvenile is charged with throwing a missile at a vehicle, which is a felony, two counts of assault by mob, destruction of property and participation in a riot.
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