CNN's Erin Burnett and legal analyst, Mark NeJame tackles reports of new evidence in the Trayvon Martin shooting case.
This is the first time the conversation has been respectful without the white and black muddy of the waters those people must still be asleep. I really appreciated to flow this morning
How ironic, when Zimmerman was looking for a lawer to take his case he went to Mark NeJame's law firm and was turned away. AND NOW NeJame GETS TO WEIGH IN ON THE CASE. WOW!! GO FIGURE
I agree that if Zimmerman would have stayed in his car this situation would not likely have ended this way. However there to date is no evidence he approached the boy or made threats. He was a member of the NHwatch. He did have authority to keep an eye on the young man. A string of robberies had already taken place in that area. Zimmerman had reasonable cause to suspect a stranger to be party to those events. I believe that young man took offense to being watched and when he thought he had upper hand he attacked Zimmerman ....If only we new how to talk to each other these days with respect. A lesson we all can learn is treat each other with respect.
You Zimmerman had "authority" to watch the young man. Zimmerman had no authority over anything. No one has "authority" to follow someone for no reason. "Authority" give me a break. Mr. Zimmerman had no right, authority to follow this young man who was visiting his father's fiance who lived in that community. Authority, give me a break!
I will say this once and only once....Zimmerman caused the entire situation by getting out of his car. The fact is this....once you take a situation and put it in exception mode you are responsible for the consequences. He is not the police and he should have stayed in his car and waited for the police or the property authority. I sat on my neighborhood watch committee for many years and the one thing we were all in agreement with was we were not the police and we did not have the authority to act as law enforcement. Zimmerman was wrong. The tragedy is that Trayvon as a child was put in an adult situation. You tell me who would not respond if you are approached in the dark by someone you do not know or unfamiliar with no matter if they do identify themselves as a person of authority. We have wayyyyy too many imposters in out society. You too would have responded the same way. He was a child.
Zimmerman killed Trayvon, but it wasn't second degree murder,it may have been man slaughter, second degree murder would mean that Zimmerman had intent to murder Trayvon. Any reasonable person would understand that he never intended to murder Trayvon. Now killing Trayvon in the act of passion(in a fight or he was mad at him) which is man slaughter, is quite a bit more believable. Both made mistakes in this fiasco, Trayvon for not running away to go home and George for not going home. In the end two lives were destroyed.
Ivan you are such a dumb a**. Not one.. let alone zimmerman has anything but sorrow over what has happened... if you had ever shot someone... you would know that!!! in war time or peace time it is never easy to pull the trigger one someone you are face to face with....
I agree...unless you are a serial killer or psychopath which does not seem to be the case with Zimmerman, though a couple of so called "black leaders" would like to make it out to be so...
Zimmerman still enjoying his holiday season?
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