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  •  Zimmerman's own account refutes you (2+ / 0-)
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    Tonedevil, edg

    By Zimmerman's own account of the incident, and confirmed by the neighbor's eyewitness account and the recording of the other neighbor's 911 call, Zimmerman had "shimmied" off the sidewalk at least 30 seconds before he fired the shot that killed Trayvon.

    Leaving aside the fact that Zimmerman obviously lied about his head being bashed against cement "dozens" of times (I can believe maybe 2 or 3 light contacts, at most), Zimmerman's head was nowhere near cement for at least 30 seconds prior to his shooting Trayvon.

    It doesn't matter if he feared for his life because his head was being bashed on concrete 30 seconds ago, what matters is if he was in mortal peril at the moment he fired his gun and killed a teenager.

    So, in the grass, knowing police were already on their way, knowing that neighbors had seen him, he is engaged in at most a fistfight with a teenager he outweighs by 50 pounds -- how can anyone think at that moment it was reasonable for him to believe this child was intent on killing him or had the ability to do so?

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