A teen is walking down the street, not doing anything. An older man is following him after using racial epithets to threaten him. The teen turns and confronts his attacker. There is a short struggle. A shot rings out and one of them falls dead. Remember when the left claimed that the teen being followed should be allowed to attack the one following him?
Given the fact that Zimmerman confronted Trayvon the discussion should really be about Trayvon’s right to stand his ground during Mr. Zimmerman’s unprovoked attack against him. Trayvon was the one being pursued. Trayvon was the one who presumably feared for his life when confronted by Zimmerman who had admitted in the 911 call that he was following the teen. It was Trayvon who had a right to stand his ground and defend himself. Why has the discussion of the right to defend oneself focused on this issue from the perspective of Mr. Zimmerman instead of the innocent teen?The Huffington Post
Now reverse the roles. The left is now saying that the teen should have run faster.
Those on the left just don’t like self defense.