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The man who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, setting off a nationwide outpouring of anger, told police that Martin knocked him down with a single punch and slammed his head into the sidewalk several times — an account that police said witnesses have corroborated, according to The Orlando Sentinel.
Important to note.
I can’t wait for the right wingers who support the SYG law to make the talk show circuit noting that Trayvon had no duty to retreat when he felt his life was in danger.
Here’s my problem with this. There is this implication that Trayvon Martin DIDN’T fight back. I don’t agree with this. If Trayvon Martin felt that his life was in danger, which we now know it was, he NEEDED to fight to save himself.
These facts REMAIN in the forefront of my mind when people talk about Trayvon Martin “Attacking” his murderer:
The murderer was told NOT to pursue but did.
The murderer was told not to pursue and not only did but LEFT HIS VEHICLE of his own free will
The murderer’s “Reasoning” for calling the police and all of the subsequent actions were that Trayvon Martin was “Suspicious” and even by the murderers account what made him suspicious was that he was “Walking and talking on his cell phone.” THAT’S IT. That is what made him “Suspicious.” That is what made him PURSUIT WORTHY.
I hope Trayvon Martin DID get a few good punches in on HIS ATTACKER. It was his last ditch effort to SAVE HIS OWN LIFE.