Zimmerman went against the advice of authorities and followed Martin. Why wouldn't Martin have felt threatened by Zimmerman? And how do you know that Zimmerman didn't figure himself as some big tough guy and try to physically detain Martin?
Zimmerman looks pretty good in that police video for someone supposedly beaten within an inch of his life. Not so much as a bandage.
And before we label Treyvon Martin as the "VIOLENT thug" here, between George Zimmerman and Treyvon Martin which one has had domestic abuse charges filed against him and had gotten into fights with cops?