What if GZ didn't get out of his truck?

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    What if a burglar or rapist or kidnapper had committed a crime that night and GZ had gone to his car? Sure we have the knowledge of what happened but since so many pundits want to suggest GZ racially profiled TM with zero evidence why not consider what might have happened if this neighborhood watch guy didn't do what he was there for? What would happen would be GZ would be labeled a coward. What if a black person had been raped and GZ simply went to his car, he would be branded a racist for ignoring that black residence. As long as they can label GZ white he could do no right. Thank goodness GZ got out of his car to help these people involved in the accident.
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    This OP is interesting.
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    What if threads are too complicated... variables can give you any answer you're looking for.
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    I watch people on TV telling us the case should have included not just facts but sympathy for TM. Since when are cases to be decided on sympathy? I for one am sick and tired of night after night tv pundits getting away with GZ racial profiling TM with not one iota of evidence.
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    It's just as easy to ask "what if Trayvon hadn't doubled back to attack Zimmerman?"
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    I think we agree... so not much to add here.
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    You watch people on TV telling you the case should have included sympathy?
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    People base their arguments on the outcome rather than what the person actually did. If the outcome is bad, he would have been criticized no matter what action he took. An example is the incident with the cop and professor which ended up with the Obama beer summit. There were many saying that, instead of calling the police, the person who saw the prof. climbing into his window should have just gone to the house and asked what was going on.
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    Juan Williams for one, but I know I've heard others say it as well. It's just incredible for some facts aren't good enough, but sympathy must be included. It's beyond scary. I watch various opinions and am always astonished at what people of influence have to peddle.
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    If GZ had not gotten out of his truck there probably would have never been an incident. I'm not saying GZ was wrong to do so but that is the most logical outcome unless someone has some proof that TM had intentions of robbing some place.
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    Juan Williams said a legal case should be based on sympathy?
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    No, he said that sympathy ought to be considered in judging a case. I too find that hard to believe but he's not the only one. This case was judged on the facts as was given in the case and the jury got it right. Sympathy, empathy or the color of one's skin has zero bearing.
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    So not as part of the trial?
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    Yes as part of the trial. The context was talking about the trial and the verdict.
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    Juan Williams suggested that emotion should be a factor in a jury's decision?
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    Seriously stop the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin threads
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    Why don't you pull up his statement so you know what he said?
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    Because I didn't hear them? I don't watch cable news for a reason, was just trying to get a grasp of what he actually said.
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    To answer your question

    His job is to call the cops and let them handle the situation

    So if there was a rapist or bulgar, it would have been prevented by the cops coming, and there would be no unarmed kid dead

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