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Clairekenkeb
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The Contender
LocustBlotter
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George Zimmerman is guilty

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Clairekenkeb
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/15/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 639 times Debate No: 35615
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Clairekenkeb

Pro

George Zimmerman lat February kill Martin. Martin was unarmed. Zimmerman was the head of his "neighborhood watch." When Zimmerman spotted Martin outside who was leaving from his father house he called the cops because he looked suspicious. When he talked to the cops the cops told him to no longer follow him and wait for them to get there and that they would handle it. Zimmerman then called back the cops this time you could hear yelling and then gun shots. There were no witnesses on the scene, however there were many calls that night saying they gets a gun shot. If Zimmerman would have listened to the cops when they told him to stop following him there would have never been the killing of a 17 year old who was getting something from his dad at his fathers house..
LocustBlotter

Con

I believe that both parties reacted unfavourably, however Martin was not the innocent victim that everyone is making him out to be. Zimmerman became suspicious of Martin because he was hanging around at night and marking up buildings with explicit graffiti. The kid already had a criminal record and had been caught stealing before. When the autopsy was preformed on Martin, traces of PCP were found. Zimmerman had every right to be suspicious. When Martin attacked Zimmerman, he had the right to defend himself, however he should not have resorted to such an extreme.
Debate Round No. 1
Clairekenkeb

Pro

Zimmerman was no "goodie" himself either. Zimmerman wa told not to follow him. He could be suspious of him all he wanted he had not right to follow him after the police told him not to that is a felony that the court desired to look over.. And it dosent matter if he was a bad kid or not . If Zimmerman was such a good neighborhood watch wouldn't he know where martins fathers house was? Or maybe think to call his father to see if his son was there or going there? Your making Martin doin like a worse kid than he was. Yes he may have not have been the perfect kid everyone keeps saying he was but Zimmerman was no angel either.
LocustBlotter

Con

I agree that Zimmerman was not right in his behaviour. He did break the law and behaved irrationally. However it has been blown up to the point of people saying that he is a racist monster that just killed Martin for sheer bloody entertainment. It was simply two humans who made irrational impulsive decisions and it got out of hand. Yes, George Zimmerman is indeed guilty of killing Trayvon Martin, but the circumstances were not what everyone is making it out to be.
Debate Round No. 2
Clairekenkeb

Pro

You keep saying that there were circumstances.. Why are those because you also brought up racism I never sad it had to do anything with that not do I believe it did. that has been brought up in media to make this case spark so largely..however he was not in his right state of mind obviously and should not have been on "patrol" that night...
LocustBlotter

Con

I must admit that I agree with you as I was originally under the impression that your stance was much different.
Debate Round No. 3
Clairekenkeb

Pro

Also it wouldn't matter either way if Zimmerman was racist or not either way he would still be guilty
LocustBlotter

Con

LocustBlotter forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Clairekenkeb

Pro

With all these facts I believe that Zimmerman is guilty
LocustBlotter

Con

LocustBlotter forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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