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Section A: General News


Letter: Martin-Zimmerman — an avoidable situation




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July 31, 2013 | 2,150 views | 5 comments

Editor:

With all the commentary flying around on the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman tragedy, one needs to bite our tongue to keep from jumping into the fray. This is particularly true with what’s coming out of “Fox News” and other pro-Zimmerman supporters. Well, I’m not a tongue biter.

What is a fact here, if you look at the total context of the situation, it is a tragedy that did not have to happen. Those that end up debating self-defense justification for the slaying ignore the indicators of what really caused this consequence.

First, the incontrovertible evidence provided is that Zimmerman zealously pursued a course of action that he had been told by proper authority (police dispatcher) not to. To compound this, he was doing this (and probably with no authority to do it) when he had absolutely no proof that Martin was doing anything wrong.

Here again, the incontrovertible evidence is that up to the point of the confrontation, Martin did nothing wrong. What happened later is debatable; but the point is that the situation shouldn’t have come up at all, and only did because of Zimmerman’s bad judgment/decisions.

Yet, it would appear from the above, that the wrong person paid for it. Those that say Zimmerman will/may be suffering ill consequences because of the significant angry reactions out there should be ashamed. Martin, who did not instigate the happenings, suffered the ultimate consequence.

I also think that this case would not rise to the level of concern shown by “Fox” at all if weren’t for the implications of concern to those who are anti-gun control.

ALFRED “FRED” Q. GONZALES

Floresville
 

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Ben Franklin  
Floresville  
July 31, 2013 5:28pm
 
Fred, We know you’re not a tongue bitter. I would suggest you are more a Tongue-wagger with the tongue moving for agenda driven purpose and without logic. Might I suggest, you use the brain the good lord gave you to temper ... More ›

 
Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
July 31, 2013 5:22pm
 
Fred, Every time you comment on a story or speak about your superior knowledge it becomes quite evident, you and Al Sharpton have a lot in common. Reason takes a backseat to race baiting and irrational, emotional and fact-less ... More ›

 
Facts only please  
TX  
July 31, 2013 1:54pm
 
Alfred: Unless you were on the jury there is NO way you have access to the "incontrovertible evidence". Also, do I as a citizen need to follow 911 instructions? No. Finally, the 911 operator said "Ok, we ... More ›

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
July 31, 2013 1:15pm
 
Maybe other punk a**ed kids might think twice before they jump on anyone and try to beat them up. He got exactly what he deserved. He should have gone home and gotten out of the way. had he not confronted Zimmerman, he probably ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 31, 2013 12:04pm
 
I read the above letter on the E edition last night after I had removed my dentures so I suffered no significant damage to holding my tongue until today. George Zimmerman did not cause Trayvon's parents to divorce which ... More ›

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