First of all, I believe that it is up to the courts to decide the fate of Zimmerman. With new information coming out, it appears that Zimmerman was acting in self-defense. He was going back into his vehicle when Martin approached him and asked if there was a problem,? And Zimmerman replied there wasn't. This was from a an eye witness. At that point, Martin jumped Zimmerman and punched him in the nose, and began to bang his head on the ground or rather concrete. According to the witness, Zimmerman began to yell for help and the witness ran upstairs to call 911.
Okay, that's what I have heard so far from different websites and news media. I cannot give you links to them all, because I have been perusing so many of them I lost track.
NBC edited the 911 call from Zimmerman. Shocking, well, not really we are talking about NBC .
7 California boys arrested in attack on teen
Mar 30, 2012 at 10:20 PM PDT - PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Seven black teens have been arrested on suspicion that they committed a hate crime when they attacked a 15-year-old Hispanic boy while he was walking home from school in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.
The March 14 beating in Palmdale was captured on video and posted on YouTube, but has since been removed from the site. The seven boys, ages 13 to 16, were arrested Wednesday for investigation of assault and committing a hate crime, Lt. Don Ford said...
This is my whole take. I believe that a person has every right to protect themselves, with force, if necessary, to survive. Clearly, or in my opinion, Zimmerman feared for his life and used his weapon to stop his assailant. It was kill or be killed, what you would do if someone was banging your head on the concrete? Hand them a flower and tell them stop?
Think about it this way. What if it was a woman being attacked and she used her concealed weapon to kill her assailant, would we be having this discussion at all? How did she know this person wasn't armed? Zimmerman had no idea if Martin was armed or was going to pummel him to death? He did what he had to do to survive.
Right now, no one honestly knows what occurred on that fateful day and it is not up to us to be judge, jury and executioner.
The MSM should be ashamed and held accountable for what they have caused by sensationalizing this case.