This is a guy who has repeatedly used violence and threatening behaviour, both prior and after his murking of Treyvon Martin.
The guy is clearly irresponsible and shouldn't have guns, but the Trayvon Martin debacle is a lot more complicated than "he was an innocent kid that got shot by this guy".
Meh, not really. If this happened anywhere else in the world Zimmerman would be in jail, no questions. He got off because gun-nut fantasists like the idea that if some black punk challenged them to a fight they could shoot him dead.
Hodgy, what the hell are you walking about dude? You live in a small community so if you saw a stranger you'd immediately call the police and follow them? Unless you live in a trailer park in the middle of nowhere I find it hard to believe you've never seen a stranger before.
Fact is, I've been to small towns (more like villages really) and gated suburban communities, and nobody has ever followed me around on the grounds that "I didn't belong." Because I'm white, perhaps?
The fact that an operator told him to stand down is irrelevant. He was still told not to by someone in a position to advise him. It's almost like following and trying to detain someone is illegal.
There was no racial element? Bullsh*t. There's no way he would have followed a white kid he'd never seen before on the grounds that he "didn't belong." You're kidding yourself if you think some blonde white kid in a varsity jacket strolling past would have prompted him to go "hey, I've never seen that kid before, he must be the one committing the burglaries, I'll call the cops and start chasing him right now."