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Old 12-06-2018, 02:27 AM
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Didn't Zimmerman himself explain why he found Martin suspicious? Didn't he say it was because some black people had been breaking into places? Doesn't that sound like the only suspicious thing he was doing was being black? His only other actions were wearing his hoodie to shelter from the cold, and talking on his phone. Neither of those is suspicious.

If Zimmerman had just called, maybe you could call it overvigilance. But then he was so sure he was up to no-good that he had to follow him. Following someone in and of itself is a threat. It's why, if you find yourself accidentally following someone, you tend to take a different route to avoid scaring them.

The phone call shows that Martin felt threatened. You don't stop to confront someone following you unless you think they are up to something.