i hate to play devil’s advocate but to those of you who need to see photos of a beat up zimmerman to believe his story, have you seen photos of martin to believe that side? what makes you believe one side over the other? you are all so willing to take martin’s story at face value but not zimmerman’s with little to no evidence either way. we currently have 18 year olds fighting a war in Afghanistan and Iraq but a 17 year old can’t fight another person on the streets of Florida? keep in mind the duke lacross incident where everyone wanted those players at the end of a rope but then the evidence found they were innocent. things are not always what they seem. you can’t judge a book by its cover. zimmerman was not arrested because according to the investigation he did not violate the law. that is not to say that should the investigation later find that mr. zimmerman was wrong he could not be brought back in. but is it not better to protect someone’s freedom if evidence at the time shows he was right? perhaps the law is unjust, not the person who followed it. whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? i do have to ask why the only photo of zimmerman going around is of him in a jail uniform. even in criminal court the accused are put in civilian clothes to avoid the perception of them as a criminal before the trial even starts. the truth is only two people know exactly what happened and one of them, sadly, is mr. martin. the rest of us are left with only tidbits and are expected to figure it all out. one way or another justice will be done. remember, an injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. that applies to mr. zimmerman just as much as it applies to mr. martin. wait until all of the evidence is gathered and then look at it with an open mind. if you were being accused of breaking a law you’d hope the jury would do the same.