In Zimmerman’s place: What they would have done

Re: ‘What would you have done?’ (Metro, July 16)

Here’s my answer to letter writer Richard Schroth’s question regarding George Zimmerman: “What would you have done?”

Answer: Stayed in the car like the dispatcher told him to! Fact: If you fear for your life, you usually stay AWAY from trouble, right?

Stephanie Belo, via email

Answer: Stayed in the car and let the police handle it like the dispatcher suggested!

Jeremy Newman, via email

End my unlawful pursuit and return to my car.

Tokiko Covington, via email

I would not have followed someone I don’t know in the dark, which would have created a situation where both myself and the person I’ve chosen to follow are both fearing for our lives and I may have to discharge the weapon I’m carrying.

Question: If George Zimmerman is afforded ability to protect his life with use of deadly force, why wasn’t Trayvon Martin afforded the use of a punch to the face to protect himself from a stranger following him in the dark?

Steven Mitchell, via email



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