martin could have handled it better, but he has a right to protect himself from very obvious threats the way that he sees fit. he only escalated it to violence after zimmerman continued to follow him. zimmerman had slowed his car then stopped his car and watched him and then drove up to him and watched him, then got out to look at him on foot, all of this with no one else around and at night. this is threatening aggressive behavior. he did not identify himself to martin as neighborhood watchman.
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