We are told to believe that George Zimmerman is racist and that because Trayvon Martin is black, Zimmerman chased him down, confronted him, pinned him to the ground, and then shot Trayvon in cold blood--because Trayvon is black. To prove my point, I'm going to ask a series of questions that everyone should answer for themselves.
1. If GZ intended to kill TM, why did GZ call the police? If you intend to commit a crime, would you call the police right before you are about to do it?
2. What evidence is there to prove that GZ is, in fact, racist?
3. If you believe that GZ is racist, then do you believe that GZ would not have called the police if he saw a white kid wearing a dark gray hoodie walking around between houses at night?
4. If you listen to the 911 audio tape, at 2:06 GZ reported "he's running." Immediately after that, you can clearly hear Zimmerman open his car door and get out of his car to follow Martin before the 911 dispatcher asks if he's following TM. When GZ answers "yes," the dispatcher says "we don't need you to do that." GZ replied "okay." Why are people saying that GZ ignored instructions to stay in his car?
5. When GZ says "these assholes, they always get away," why do people assume that GZ is talking about black people? At the beginning of the call, GZ mentions that there had been break-ins recently. Why wouldn't you assume that he's talking about people he believed were responsible for the break-ins?
6. TM called GZ a "creepy ass cracker," over the phone. How is that not racist?
7. If TM was truly afraid for his life and had no ill intent, why didn't TM call the police to report a "creepy-ass cracker" following him?
8. Why was TM walking among the houses and not on the side-walk?
9. Rachel Jeantel deposed that on the phone, she told TM to hurry home and that he was "almost there." If TM was so close to home, why didn't he just run straight home?
10. If TM didn't return to GZ to confront him, then are we to assume that GZ somehow caught up to TM? TM was a football player.
11. Why are we not allowed to consider the facts that TM was a pot smoker, was a 17 year old kid with a tattoo, and was serving his third school suspension at the time of the incident in terms of character reference?
12. Why didn't Rachel Jeantel call the police after she allegedly heard TM getting into a physical altercation?
13. Why did many of the witnesses' stories change?
14. And finally, are we to believe that GZ pinned down TM and then shot him in cold blood in an open area in plain view of other people who he would have realized could serve as witnesses to his nefarious deed?
So far, I have yet to see any evidence that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that GZ killed TM for any reason other than self-defense. The prosecution's case is based on highly suspect witness testimonies, and it hinges on something that is actually impossible to prove: whether or not George Zimmerman is racist.
That's why I say he's not guilty. But of course, in America any time someone who sort of looks like a white guy kills a black guy, it's always racist.