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  •  It's not a single act, it's the cumulative effect (2+ / 0-)
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    of his conduct.  No single act constituted an act greater than negligence and thus manslaughter, but Zimmermans course of conduct equaled manslaughter.  He created the situation.  From continually following Trayvon in the car, to profiling Martin as a fucking punk, to getting out of the car, to searching for Trayvon.  Once all this occurred, Trayvon had every right to confront a dangerous situation for his own protection. By law, we give Zimmerman the benefit of the doubt on all things.  So we assume that he was screaming for help, that Trayvin threw the first punch, that Trayvon was stradling Zimmerman,and that unfortunately that Zimmerman truly felt his life was being threatened.  All hard pills to swallow and all not necessarily true.  Just how we should approach it as a juror.  But all that being said, Zimmerman is highly culpable for creating the situation that led him to use deadly force.  Thus manslaughter.  

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