Originally Posted by GreaseMonkey
So Zimmerman was probably trying to ward off crime in his mind. Whether it was right or not to follow someone, who knows. Should Zimmerman have been attacked violently for that though?
If it's late at night, and you're a kid, alone, and some guy starts stalking after you and you're freaked out, do you think that you might lash out at that person? Fight or flight.
Also I submit that if Travyon was not black, Zimmerman wouldn't have called nor followed after him and shot him. There was a pattern in the calls Zimmerman was placing before the shooting. He had placed multiple calls to report "black men" in the neighborhood because he felt they fit the description of burglars. So is Travyon's race a reason for the shooting happening, I think so yes.