I completely agree he should not have engaged him, but again, to what extent was it? Also, and this is purely curiosity, but is there any laws against disobeying a dispatcher's orders?
Self-Defense will be based entirely on intent and motive of Zimmerman leaving his vehicle in my opinion. It is a very tough matter to decide and I personally am not a fan of the "Right-to-Shoot" laws. I think what can be said is Zimmerman is completely morally responsible for the death of Trayvon, but depending on when all the facts are present, it's a tough call rather he's legally responsible if the witness' report is accurate.
I don't think there are any laws against disobeying a dispatcher's orders, I just think that when he did disobey the dispatcher, he waived his 'stand your ground' rights; he wasn't standing his ground anymore. He came onto Martin's ground. Martin
, even if the witness was truthful, was the one standing his
For me, what it all comes down to is - had Zimmerman stayed in his car, Martin would be alive. Zimmerman made a choice to leave his car, and now he needs to be held accountable for the choice/choices he made that night. He's alive, a child is dead - and that child is dead by his hand.