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July 22nd, 2013, 16:06
Originally Posted by txa1265 View Post
OK, a few things:

- We cannot PROVE that Zimmerman was racially motivated - nor can we prove he was NOT. Therefore please stop calling it 'nonsense' - it is a matter of reasonable dispute.
- We know he singled out Martin to pursuit based on his appearance - not necessarily skin color, but because he decided Martin 'looked suspicious'.
- HOWEVER, have the 911 recordings which have him use terms like 'them', 'that type', 'those people' and so on.
- THEREFORE it is at least inferentially true that he was grouping Martin with a larger stereotype and associating that with guilt. While we cannot directly state that it was skin color, there is strong circumstantial evidence at this point.
- There is also some potential evidence (in dispute based on clarity of background from 911 call) of Zimmerman using racial slurs against Martin at some point in the incident.
Could just as easily have been that Trayvon was wearing a University of Miami sweatshirt (I know he wasn't, but you get the point). That would satisfy all your circumstantial evidence besides the last one, which has been rather strongly disputed. But you've jumped with great certainty to the assumption that this was racially motivated. Thus, nonsense. Sorry, Mike, you're not just seeing shadows, you're making them up as you go.

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