Originally Posted By: yoyo52
I know the stand your ground idiocy wasn't part of the defense in the trial--but I have a question that has puzzled me all along. Wouldn't one say that Trayvon himself had the right to stand his ground, so that if he felt threatened by the creepy guy following him, he had every right to defend himself as violently as he thought necessary? If he had had a gun, wouldn't the stand your ground law have allowed him to blow Zimmerman away because Zimmerman was threatening him?

Why? Because he's a young black male.

The Defense's final statement told us that regardless of GZ's concealed gun, Trayvon brandished a bigger, a deadlier weapon. The sidewalk. <dramatic chunk of concrete in tow>.

This was O'Mara's most dickish move ever.