My previous thread reminded me of this situation and last night, I had drinks with some colleagues at a DC bar and our conversation turned pretty heated when it came to Zimmerman vs Trayvon Martin.
My friends accused me of ditching my Conservative ideals by supporting Martin here. I found that to be unbelievable and am confused when people attempt to turn this case into a political issue. To me, it's not very political at all. Instead of being about race or politics, to me, its about Zimmerman's awful way he handled the situation. As a Conservative American, I am not going to support a stance just because it falls within the party lines. Conservatives supporting Zimmerman because they feel like they are doing right by the partisan lines is like your local idiot Democrat who supports Obamacare when he/she has no clue what Obamacare stands for. It's just cool to support cuz Obama is cool. Dumb. Anyway, my thoughts are as follows:
1. Nighttime. Raining. Dark out. Zimmerman is not wearing a uniform or badge. Let’s assume Martin did not know Zimmerman worked for neighborhood watch. He's being followed by a man at night for no apparent reason. Is he about to be jumped?
2. Zimmerman was explicitly told by the dispatcher to not follow Trayvon. Instead of following those orders, he sprinted after him.
3. Why do people care that Trayvon had weed in his system? It has ZERO to do with the situation. ZERO.
4. Trayvon probably thought he was being jumped and if a bigger, strange man is chasing me at night, I am going to fight for my LIFE. My LIFE.
Forget race and politics. Zimmerman is guilty of being a moron, not following instructions, completely misunderstanding the ideals of community policing, and killing a young man who was innocent of any real wrongdoing.