In my opinion, it doesn’t matter what kind of teenager Trayvon was. Honestly, for the enitre summer when I was 16, I was a runaway. I had friends that stole stuff & I’d return it for a refund so that I could buy food. I learned when the best time to go to the dumpster at McDonalds was, because they had to get rid of food after so long. I hung out with people who were in gangs, sold drugs…you name it. I would’ve looked like a bad kid, but I was also a contradiction. I was attending leadership confernces & helped shape the Indiana Youth Institute. I was still a Girl Scout, and I had the lead in several plays. I was surviving the best way that I knew how. In my mind it didn’t matter if someone hurt me, as long as it wasn’t my parents. Those things didn’t make me a horrible person then, and I am a loving and caring person now.
Trayvon got into trouble, and his mom sent him to stay with his father. But on that night, he was a kid walking back from the store with an ice tea & skittles. That night, Trayvon’s ony crime was walking in a gated community, while being black. George Zimmerman, hunted Trayvon down. He didn’t hunt Zimmerman down, or initiate a fight. He tried to out run him & get away.
However, even if George Zimmerman, felt like Trayvon was behaving in a suspicious way, then he should have still followed the directions that the dispatcher gave him. The police were on their way, all he had to do was stay in his car. Hell, even if he still felt the need to follow him, Trayvon, would still be here if Zimmerman had stayed in his car as he followed him. He did not have to kill Trayvon, but he chose to get out of his car and hunt him down. His decision has consequences, the least of which should be time in prison. I don’t know about his morality, but he should feel guilt everyday that he wakes up, knowing that he had the chance to do the right thing, but instead he chose to hunt down his prey.
- Trayvon Martin Yelled ‘Get Off, Get Off’ Before He Died (1800politics.com)
- Zimmerman Tapes: Facts Don’t Add Up (theroot.com)
- Lead Investigator: Zimmerman ‘Profiled’ Trayvon Martin, Showed ‘Ill-Will And Spite’ [VIDEO] (thebuzzcincy.com)