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Oh and stop cherry-picking the evidence. So Martin's actions, if true, were warranted in beating the day-lights out of Z. for getting out of his SUV and following him? Can you please proved a link to the Florida State Law where I can read about this law?
MRKIA, for stalking to be illegal, one must file a restraining order. Until then, as long as it is in a public place, one can watch, follow, and "stalk" you all they want.
There are numerous accounts of break-ins in that particular neighborhood by black teenage boys using hoodies to help conceal their faces. Lets just say that pink bunnies are robbing people in your neighborhood. Why on earth would you be looking for anything other than pink bunnies.... let me guess, that is racial profiling?
MRKIA, not do be rude, but I'm starting to doubt your intelligence.
Excited, haha, if you say so. I understand that "IF" he would have stayed in his car that things might have turned out differently. My response to your post was to show how silly your statement was. Where do we draw the "IF" line? IF martin wouldn't have gotten thirsty for a coke and craving some skittles, things wouldn't have happened.... Or, IF there hadn't been so many break-ins by black teens in hoodies, maybe Z wouldn't have felt like it was his duty to protect his neighbor hood.... Or, IF Martin's parents would have tought him how to be a respectful teenage, then maybe he wouldn't have been kicked out of school. You see, when you start to use the "IF" arguement, the value in your statements are lost. Sorry if my post went over your head.
if if if if if if if if. If Martin wouldn't have been expelled from school this also wouldn't have happened. See how that works, if we judged on "if"s. It isn't against the law to get out of your car. It isn't against the law to follow someone in a public area. It isn't against the law to approach someone, night or day, and ask them questions. It isn't against the law to disobey an operator due to the fact that they have no understanding of the entire situation b/c they are not at that location. It also isn't against the law to use deadly force when being physically attacked. Now if Z started the confrontation using phyical aggression that is premeditated, which the prosecution has to prove undoubtley, then this is a murder. I predict, based off of availible information, that Z will walk. This is not a murder; murder requires premeditation. The prosecution should have choosen to go with man slaughter at best. Even that would have been a tough battle to win.
911 operator does not have the authority to tell anyone what to do. They can advise, like the one advising Z., but can not give a direct command. This is because in the past, many 911 operators have given commands to the citizen and it has backfired on them, making the department liable for any outcome of the situation at hand. Google "911 operator dispatch giving commands". Food for thought.
It is not against the law to follow someone in public, FACT. It is, however, against the law to physically attack someone that is following you. Just think if an actor/actress punched some journalist for following them. That is a lawsuit gravey train. You are right, actions will get you in trouble. Is your CAPS button stuck? Why put all your text in CAPS? I get the sense you are yelling, which shows that your using emotion and not logic... again. Based on reading, research, and listening to the UNEDITED phone records, I believe this was a self defense action. Martin seems like the aggressor, based on the information I've seen. Again, it is not against the law to question someone in your neighborhood or follow them. It is against the law to punch someone because you felt like you were being disrespected. Logic, not emotion.
please elaborate on the racist leaning, please. B/c using your logic, the character of a person leading up to the incident is irrelevent. You can't have it both ways. Like I said before, using emotion, not logic.
Since evidence is hard to come by in this trial, knowing the charcater of a person is crucial in decision making. Seeing how the prosecution and media portrayed Martin as a little angel, it is fitting that the defense sheds light on the type of character Martin was leading up to the killing. What irritates me with people like you, MRKIA is that you judge based off emotions, not logic. I can't believe that ASU had a protest in regards to this. Like I said, emotion, not logic. Thank God your not on the jury. You strike me as racist. Oh, FYI, Z is half Hispanic.... kinda puts a dent in your racist logic. Oh and Hussien Obama is also half white....
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