Trayvon Martin was afraid

 

Did anyone ever consider that Trayvon Martin might have been frightened by George Zimmerman, perhaps feeling he was a potential threat? After all, I would be scared, too, if someone followed me and got out of his car to approach or follow me. And, yes, I might even run for my personal safety.

It simply seems that Martin’s death would not have occurred had Zimmerman never left his vehicle. I would think Martin felt something was amiss. The Arizona Iced Tea and Skittles in his hands hardly constitute drugs or weapons of any type. He was a scared child.

Vigilante justice has no place in modern Florida, and Martin seems the victim of this. As a former policeman, I appreciate efforts of neighborhood watch groups, but confrontation is the realm of the police, not civilians.

Ron Bell, Fort Myers

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