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R E A L L Y ?
IMO, Trayvon was immediately up against Zimmerman's lethal handgun and itchy trigger finger. He never "had the upper hand."
I wonder how many Black kids are shot in the back when they attempt to run away from an authority figure with a handgun ?
From what I've heard, Black parents begin talking to their little-boy-children very early about how to act, (and NOT act) around police and authority figures.
The instructions Black parents impart are much different from the instructions a Caucasian parent might communicate, for very SAD and OBVIOUS REASONS!
One of the things Black parents often teach their children is, "Do not run!" Running-away can be translated into supposed guilt by trigger happy cops or other *brave* men with big-bad-semi-automatics in their eager hands.
I firmly believe that Zimmerman had his handgun pulled, cocked, loaded with killer-hollow-point-bullets -- and ready to fire the second he left his SUV to go get that rotten, burglarizing a**h*le Black kid who always gets away.
How far would YOU get from a 9mm semi-automatic shoved in your belly if YOU tried to run?
Apparently Trayvon chose to scream for help instead. I would have too.
Didn't much matter because IMO, Zimmerman was gonna get his up-to-no-good, suspicious, druggie Black kid NO MATTER WHAT!
Trayvon was a Dead-Boy-Walking the second George snuck up on him - cornered him - and forced him to beg, scream, and wail for his very life.
If Trayvon had run he would have been just as equally murdered dead!
Trayvon was targeted, stopped, and eventually executed for the centuries old crime of "Walking While Black."
IMO, of course
Topic is still Zimmerman's injuries