Originally Posted by Andrew Merriweather
I'm sorry to go back to you again - well, not "sorry" but reluctant - but what kills me about you choosing THIS point in time to jump and start down this "everyone here is prejudging this man!" path is that it comes immediately in the wake of this self-aggrandising website that paints HIM as the victim. Like, this passive-aggressive sniping about the "CHUD groupthink" is nothing new for you - you've parlayed this hard done-by newbie angle into your schtick since you arrived here. But striking up a snarky one-line retort NOW? When this guy who, regardless of what happened, took a young life and should probably be showing a little humility about it, launches a "I'm the VICTIM! My life is RUINED! Give me money so that I can still eat!" plea? That just seems like you're thinking along the same lines, and that this guy's plight outweighs the dead teenager whose killing has yet to be justified.
I don't know what happened. Every two days a story pops up about how this or that was altered before being aired to the public, execs are being fired, first it's Zimmerman in the tape, then it's Martin, then it's neither. Then Zimmerman is free of injury, then he's not. Then they're using four-year-old photos and altering them to make the kid look younger, whiter and more innocent.
If anybody thinks they have a strong case, why is all this goofy Marx brothers bullshit happening on both sides? Zimmerman's a racist, no he's not, yes he is, no he's not, well, yes he is, but not in the way we thought, we presented it wrong and people jumped to conclusions but it turns out it was the right conclusion. Trayvon was trespassing, no he wasn't, yes he was, no he wasn't, Skittles, iced tea, he's a picture of him when he was 11.
It's a fucking hubbub circus of jackoffery, and out of that people come up with this wildly speculative idea that Zimmerman set out that day thinking "I'm gonna shoot me some niggers".
Does it suck the kid's dead? Absolutely. Absolutely, with 100% certainty, that is a tragedy.
Am I willing to lay all the blame on one dude just because the other one isn't in the equation anymore? Not at all. Zimmerman could be the biggest idiot in the world, and from the look of it, he's certainly vying for the title. HOWEVER, that doesn't mean his rights go out the window, or that he is automatically a cold-blooded murderer. I'm not a cop or a lawyer, and so far as I know, neither is anybody else here, and this sort of internet circle jerk is half the problem in a case like this.