Regarding Charles Krauthammer’s column about the George Zimmerman case (“A tragedy, not a crime,”) when is killing someone not a crime — and a tragedy? Mr. Zimmerman may not have had killing in his heart when he left his vehicle, but it could have been in his mind as a possibility.
He was the stalker, the initiator, and he was the one with the gun. If Mr. Zimmerman had acted sanely, obeyed the dispatcher and stayed in the vehicle, the teenager would be alive today. It can be called “self-defense” until the cows come home, but a killing of an unarmed victim is murder.
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