>how can you possibly look at martin's behavior and not at all consider zimmerman's behavior? um, because only one of them was black. come on. the slashdot has a faction in it that is possibly more authoritarian, white, and afraid of blacks than any site i know of other than stormfront, even more than the freepers. i don't care what he facts were or what the behavior was, if the exact event occurred the opposite way (black man running down a stranger at night) they would claim the non-white being chased felt threatened and had every right to shoot the pursuer then, too. no matter how you rationalize it, the correct answer is to always shoot the black one. its just the way the i.t. community is. get over it.