On the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman issue, I agree with Will Grigg, that, according to all accounts I’ve heard thus far, Zimmerman was the aggressor. When one actively follows someone who has shown no reason to be suspected of anything (and wearing a hoodie is not cause for suspicion), one is then being a stalker. Zimmerman was the initiator of the aggression by stalking, threatening and causing Martin anguish and fear. With his stalking, Zimmerman provoked Martin, and started the altercation, and is thus the responsible party. The initiator of aggression is responsible for the consequences of his aggressive actions.
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