Sun, Apr 22 2012, 11:02 PM EDT
I think he meant Zimmerman's first impression of Martin, now our first impressions of the two involved in this.
And that's all what it will boil down to. How was Martin dressed and acting, how light or dark was it when the shooting happened, did Zimmerman know Martin at all? (Pretty sure that's a big nope, btw.)
If Martin was walking around late at night, and it was dark, he had on a hoodie, with his hands shoved deep in his pockets and he was slouched over as he walked somewhere, at the very least that does give off a 'don't fuck with me' vibe, which would set off all the mental alarms of someone patrolling the area.
If he was walking casually with his arms not shoved in his pockets and you could see the fucking bag of candy in his hands, then you'll just think the kid wanted something to munch on.
The problem is, as always, we'll never know. What I'd like them to do, is if they have any, get any video surveillance of Martin from the store when he bought the skittles, see how he was acting then, how he was walking. Get undeniable proof one way or the other of how the kid was carrying himself. Reporting on drug use and suspension is one thing, but Zimmerman didn't know Martin, he acted off his first impression, and how Martin was acting that night, on camera, will be some of the best proof one can get.