Date: 2012-03-25 01:06 am (UTC)
cheyinka: A Metroid from Metroid Prime, made to look like an old, faded photograph. (faded Metroid)
From: [personal profile] cheyinka
"Trayvon Martin wasn't just killed by George Zimmerman. He was killed by the Prisoner's Dilemma. Martin could have surrendered to Zimmerman, but he didn't know who the hell this guy was or what he wanted, and he was justifiably scared of him. Zimmerman could have surrendered to Martin, but (under, I repeat, the most charitable presumption), he believed Martin to be a dangerous criminal and didn't think that it would work. Neither of them felt safe cooperating, so they both defected."

Somehow seeing it laid out like that makes the situation even more depressing.

Even under your most charitable scenario, I think Martin was more likely frightened than angry (not that the two are always separate for 17-year-olds); a stranger had been following him, and not just "going the same way" following him, but actually trying to catch up with him even though he was making a real effort to get away. & I have to wonder whether anything he did would have been suspicious to Zimmerman, short of kneeling and putting his hands behind his head or something :(
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