POLL: Should George Zimmerman Be Arrested?

The neighborhood watch captain fatally shot an unarmed teen in Florida, who he says attacked him.

Since the slaying of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen in Florida several weeks ago by the captain of a neighborhood watch, the nation has been pondering how it could have happened.

George Zimmerman, the man who pulled the trigger, has never been arrested, despite outrage from , athletes, celebrities and politicians. Even President Obama has weighed in.

Zimmerman is free in part because of Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law, which give greater legal leeway to people--like Zimmerman--who claim they acted in self-defense.

What do you think? Should Zimmerman be in custody while the incident is investigated?

Take our poll and let us know.

Mark Ries March 29, 2012 at 05:33 PM
The Sanford police brought Zimmerman in without a scratch!? If medics cleaned his wounds, did they also launder his shirt? C'mon!
Mark Ries March 29, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Sandra Myers March 31, 2012 at 07:18 PM
70% No, 25% Yes. Sounds like the same percentage that wanted George Bush arrested for war crimes.
anonymous jones April 01, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Hell yeah trayvon weighed 130 soak and wet and Zimmerman weighed at least 230 he could have easily put his weight on trayvon to subdue him if anything ye didn't have too shoot him and u can hear trayvon begging and pleading for help on the 911 call and once the gun go off it gets quiet.... come on man Florida police get y'all shit together!!!!!!
anonymous April 01, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I am suprised at the # of "no" responses. So glad that this information is NOT scientific.
Sandra Myers April 01, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Actually, Trayvon Martin is 6'3", George Zimmerman is 5'10". So he's not a "child." As far as weight, it doesn't really matter in a fight if you have the initial advantage. All accounts, including Zimmerman's and 2 witnesses, have stated that Martin was on top of Zimmerman. The shot that was fired was consistent with being very close together, probably while they were on the ground. I'm actually surprised that people answer "yes," actually, given they don't follow the facts that have been presented. Well, unless the "facts" are muddied up on purpose by NBC.
kayla April 02, 2012 at 01:46 AM
All,this shit,is,b.s,who,dont know trayvon was the one,screaming n if it was zimmerman y when the,shots,poped off he,stop screamin c on,yall r rediculus,i,bet,if,it,was the,other,way,around,trayvon would b,sittin in a cold cell not out,chillin laghin at the silly,ass fl,police for,letting him go step yall game,up,n get,real im done,<3martin,famILY
kayla April 02, 2012 at 02:05 AM
fck the police for ever,live on ~gabriel south~side,got ur bck
Sharon April 02, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I couldn't get past the illiteracy on this page to even get to point of survey. Sad!
Dee Andrews April 02, 2012 at 07:02 PM
What's wrong with a law where you cannot be arrested because you stated you were defending yourself? If there are no eyewitnesses, anyone can get away with murder now. Think about it. Its outrageous.
Dee Andrews April 02, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Dear Miss Myers, If someone approaches me with a gun, I am going to struggle with him rather than stand there and get shot. What don't you understand about George Zimmerman being armed and Trayvon NOT.
Barb scholtz April 06, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Is it possible that trayvon hit zinmernan on the head with his can of iced tea?
123BOOM April 07, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Why do blacks cry when then die by the hand of a non-black??? They die daily from their own ethnic group, but Al, Jesse, NAACP, Obama, and Holder never raise a claim of injustice. Neither do the the people here at the PATCH who want Zimmerman arrested. My question is why, why, why???


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