Originally Posted by errand
No...he was following him because he looked suspicious...he shot him because he was allegedly attacked by Martin. Abrasions on his head and other evidence like abrasions on Martin's knuckles supports his story of having his head slammed into concrete sidewalk
If you follow and harass someone and not only have no authority to do so, but are specifically told by authorities NOT to do so (like Zimmerman), then you get your ass kicked as a result, it's not self-defense if you then shoot that person. Martin was the one in a position of self-defense since it was Zimmerman who initiated an unwanted, unauthorized pursuit of him. By your idiotic logic, a mugger who has the tables turned on him by his victim could shoot that victim and then claim self-defense.