His job as a Neighborhood Watch volunteer was to leave his gun at home, stay in his vehicle, and report suspicious activity to the police. Besides, he was off duty and high on the night he attacked Martin.Surveilling a burglary suspect does not rise to the level of attack. Zimmerman was doing his job as neighborhood watch. Zimmerman did NOT initiate the confrontation. If it had been proven he had, he would have been charged. The Central Florida DAs would have given ANYTHING to have put this Hispanic on trial because the city streets were being threatened by New Black Panther creatures. If there had been ANYTHING even remotely suggesting Zimmerman's guilt, he would have been put on trial.
That animal basically sucker punched Zimmerman and tried to kill him. Zimmerman defended himself with deadly force and spared the world a lot of misery.
He was charged. But the prosecutors deliberately threw the case as is typical with prosecutions of right-wing vigilantes, whose efforts supplement those of the state to terrorize the working class into meekly accepting the capitalists’ rule.
What cause did he have to suspect Martin of burglary?