Stand your ground

To the Editor:

Why didn’t “Stand your ground” apply to Trayvon Martin? Trayvon was a 17-year-old teen-ager, not an adult. Trayvon was unarmed, he was terrified with only his fists to protect him. 

Zimmerman did not fear for his life, he had a gun. Because of Zimmerman’s anger over past circumstances he shot and killed and unarmed teen-ager. Zimmerman, the aggressor, acting as a vigilanty. He was not a law officer. If the jury had not had their hands tied with only the facts they were allowed to use, Zimmerman would have been given a different verdict. He would be serving time for first degree murder!

Trayvon was trying to get home. Trayvon was unarmed, he was terrified. Trayvon was fighting for his life, he was “standing his ground!” 

Rhea Belden, Ticonderoga

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