What I never understood is people saying he should of stayed in his car and this wouldn't of happened.... Isn't that pretty horrible to say.
So with that said people are saying if you see a black man/youth and get out of your car and if he attacks it is your own fault you should of expected it?
Why should he have stayed in his car why should he not follow someone in his neighborhood who looks like they are up to no good. If you see someone who looks like they are up to something you should turn your head and walk away? I don't think so if you are allowed "according to law to follow anyone just not confront and be aggressive which no one proved he did. So I never understood how this case is his fault, he got out of his car in his neighborhood to follow or watch where someone who looked like they where up to no good is a crime he should of hid in his car because he seen a black guy?
Note: It is now public law if you see a black man and are white lock your doors and windows and wait for him to pass. Do not look at him or be outside for if he sees you and attacks, you should curl in a ball and wait for help do not engage for if you do you are a racist. That's for the police to be racist let them confront him!! If you are white teach this to your kids.
Even the cops he called told him to stay put. You can find the dialogue on youtube if you don't believe me. So no, he should NOT have followed Martin, but he chose to do so anyway. Like I said above, he should have at least made it discrete. Martin, upon noticing Zimmerman following him, should not have bulled up to him and charged him. He chose to, and now he's dead. THEY BOTH FUCKED UP! It wasn't all one persons fault, they are both at fault for this. Zimmerman was justified in shooting Martin in self defense, that much is true. He never murdered anyone in cold blood. But had he stayed where he was like the police said, Martin would not have died.
I can understand being suspicious of someone who meets the description of the people who had been breaking into houses. However, you don't know if they're armed or not. You follow a person and they notice, they could have a gun pulled on you before you can even reach for your own, if you're even carrying one to begin with. Now YOUR life is at risk because you didn't follow the directives of an officer of the law. YOU could be the one to die. Now tell me, are you willing to take that chance? I sure as hell wouldn't be. I'd be watching out from my own home, keeping an eye on the suspicious character until he's out of sight. I wouldn't follow him because of the reason I stated above. ONLY when he does something stupid, like perhaps breaking into a house, would I step in, get the cops on the phone again, tell them to hurry the hell up, and perhaps, PERHAPS try to get the drop on the person, though that is nowhere near a certainty to try and get the drop on them. Too big a chance to take in which I could possibly end up dead instead.
Don't confuse me with a Martin supporter though. I did not support his side, I supported Zimmerman's side because he didn't kill anyone in cold blood. He didn't do it because he was racist against blacks, and had something against black teens. He did it because he was being assaulted. But this whole mess could have been avoided entirely, but sadly it wasn't. A young man lost his life, and another man will now be looking over his shoulder for a good portion of his life, just hoping no one is going to try to grudge/revenge kill him. Two lives, and two families, and the friends of those families have been affected by this.
So in essence, yes had Zimmerman stayed put, this whole mess would have been avoided. Barring that, had Martin not acted aggressively, this whole mess would have been avoided. Both are at fault here.