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Response to bjobotts (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:36 PM

16. Zimmerman knew the cops were on the way - they got there seconds after the gunshot

All Zimmerman had to do was wait and the police would have been there to deal with things. The 911 call with the screams started at 7:16, the gunshot was about 40 seconds into the call. The police were on scene at 7:17.

Aside from the forty seconds of screams for help that have been identified as Trayvon's, the other part that I think makes this second degree murder rather than just manslaughter is that Zimmerman acted recklessly, carrying and using a gun in that situation. A stray bullet could have hit anyone in any of the townhouses around the site of the murder. The police could have seen Zimmerman with the weapon and shot him.

For someone with aspirations of being a police officer Zimmerman acted in a completely irresponsible way. He had an indifference to the safety of everyone around him.

I hope this is a wedge to getting rid of the Stand Your Ground laws, but I bet that it will be decided that Zimmerman is not covered by the law as written in Florida so that issue will have to be addressed separately.

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