I haven’t posted about the Trayvon Martin case because so many others are doing such a good job and I don’t really have anything to add. Plus, it is just so horribly depressing.
But these new reports that Martin was talking on the phone with his girlfriend the entire time, telling her he was being followed by someone and trying to get away from him, should really blow the lid off this whole farce. That revelation should be the final straw that leads to murder charges.
I don’t understand all the zany Florida gun laws, and I don’t think I need to, because for me it all boils down to this- “How the hell is it self defense when you are the one with the gun chasing after someone?” No one is disagreeing with the basic fact that Zimmerman saw the kid, called 911, chased after him, got out of his car and confronted him even when he was told not to, and then shot him.
How the hell is that self defense, even under Florida law?