I never said that if that is what really happened we will never know, how do we know who threw the first punch? Only one can testify, by GZ own admission he never identified himself as a neighborhood watch or even a concerned citizen, I never said it's ever right to throw a first punch but just maybe GZ showed his gun from the start then TM might have been in fear of his life & we will never know except maybe those of you that seem to be all knowing.
Never have I said the verdict was incorrect now have I, only that we may never know. All of a sudden GZ is afraid of being followed & crying that he will always have to be looking over his shoulder, sound familiar?
You don't need to identify yourself as anyone. If I decided to follow someone around, I don't need to let them know, "Hey, I think you might be up to no good so I am just going to follow you around!" Nope, I can just walk behind them casually, watching what they are up to. Again, no one is hurt by the act of following.
I don't know what happened, but I don't recall Martin having injuries that would signify that he was struck with a punch? Zimmerman had injuries that were consistent with his story. He got punched in the nose (his nose was broken), he got his head slammed off the sidewalk (he had an injury to the back of his head). Seems pretty cut and dry. The eye witness saw Martin straddling Zimmerman "MMA" style and pounding him. I have a hard time believing ANYONE with half a brain would see an armed citizen and decided to engage them in hand to hand combat. The odds aren't exactly in your favor unless you are Steven Segal. Even teenage thugs aren't that gangster.
Do I think Zimmerman should have gotten out of his car and followed him? No. I wouldn't have. I would have called the cops, left a description, and went on my way. Martin was going to find his own trouble based on his drug use, love of "fighting", and wanting to be a thug. Prison or death is pretty common when those are your career goals. However; I do give Zimmerman all the credit in the world for the restraint he used. He resorted to force just before being knocked unconscious and he shot Martin once.
The new black panthers have put a million dollar bounty on his head. You would be concerned as well. I would counter that and sue the *censored* out of them. They cant operated their gang if they are broke.