Letter: Zimmerman could have died

AnchorageJuly 24, 2013 

Those who are upset at the Zimmerman verdict should factor in the recent death of the guy who was sucker-punched, fell to the ground hitting his head, and died a few days later of brain damage. The next blow to Zimmerman’s head could have been the fatal one. Zimmerman had no choice but to defend himself, and he couldn’t “retreat” with Trayvon sitting on him. And yes, Trayvon was profiled because he was a black kid wearing a hoody in a neighborhood where break-ins and burglaries had occurred. He was wearing gang uniform. Better an elderly lady with a walker should be challenged?

— Donald R. Rogers, MD



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