To the people who are threatening to riot and do violence and harm to innocent people and property if their mob rule and social justice demands are not met based on their version of edited lies, give it up.
Martin was a thug and Zimmerman a stand up law abiding citizen just trying to protect his neighborhood that was being completely devastated by a rash of burglaries. It's true that if Zimmerman did not get out of his car, Martin would still be alive. But that's only as true as if Martin was not suspended from school for having drugs in school and didn't get kicked out of his moms house and have to go stay with his dad, he would still be alive. It would also be true that Martin would still be alive if he wasn't high on marijuana to comprehend the situation that he was a stranger who did not live in that neighborhood. If he had only said "I'm staying with my father, Mr. Martin" he would still be alive. perhaps if Zimmerman had stated that he was a neighborhood watchman, Martin would have volunteered the information and dealt with the situation much more rationally and less aggressively. If all the suspects and witness accounts had been of short fat white males plaguing the neighborhood and committing a constant stream of burlgaries and robberies and all kinds of crime, Martin would also still be alive, since people in that community would have been looking/"profiling
" for short fat white males. None of that has anything to do with it though.
All that matters is the dispatcher told Zimmerman "we don't need you to do that" when asked if Zimmerman was following Martin, to which Zimmerman COMPLIED "OKAY." Then Trayvon jumped Zimmerman and used his MMA training and 8 inch height and 14 inch reach advantage to almost beat Zimmerman to death. Zimmerman did the right thing waiting to pull out his gun until the last moment, until it was clear there were no other choices, until it was clear he was having his head bashed into the concrete.