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  1. The cases of George Zimmerman and Marissa Alexander show that real life is not like some old Western movie, with 100% good Alan Ladd against 100% evil Jack Palance. Often, no one involved in the incident is a saint. And, looking back with 20/20 hindsight, one can see things that could have been done (often on both sides) to avoid the confrontation. Of course, bad judgment or tactical errors (yes, Zimmerman never should have followed Martin) do not make a person guilty of murder. If I had been on Zimmerman’s jury, I would have found him not guilty of murder. If he had been charged with something that did not involve criminal intent (reckless endangerment, negligence), that might be another story. Anyone who owns a weapon for protection should get some training, not only in shooting, but in avoiding a fight. Better to be tried by twelve than carried by six. But better to avoid trouble altogether, and not be tried in the first place.

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