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I know we don't need another diary about this but I don't see enough attention being paid to this point.

The prosecution's biggest blunder was going along with the defense's focus on the fight rather than what happened before the fight.

There would have been no struggle, no fight, no shooting and no death, if Zimmerman had not seen a black kid and assumed he was "up to no good", if Zimmerman had not taken it on himself to go after Trayvon because of crimes other young men had committed, if Zimmerman had stayed in his fcuking car, or if Zimmerman had stuck to what "Neighborhood Watch" people are supposed to do:  see and CALL.

Not see, call, follow after being told "we don't need you to do that", engage, struggle, shoot and kill.

7:58 PM PT: a friend put this on her facebook page and it captures the mood of the night:

8:49 PM PT: Keith Olbermann has this on his Facebook page:

What do you think?  Would the verdict have been the same?

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