A Prelude to the Shooting...of an unarmed tennager. This story begins with a "menace" and ends with a "menace". Poor Big Boi who also lived in the gated community of roughly 260 townhouses, apparently frightened George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie enough to prompt them to purchase 2 guns to protect themselves. Before I buy this story,where are the other people who lived in this complex,did they fear Big Boi, did they call animal control , did they also buy guns to protect themselves from Big Boi? Who owns Big Boi? The reason why I ask, years ago my new neighbors pitbull showed up in my driveway shortly after they moved in,scared me to death. The neighbors assured me later that the dog was harmless and I have seen the children playing with this dog,unafraid and we have formed a bond with this dog . So is Big Boi really a threat,really? The writer "his detractors defined him as a vigilante who had decided Martin was suspicious merely because he was black". I do not have to go into Georges recorded history of 911 call,these are in the public. But "his distractors" know that the neighborhood that George lived in was a mixed community, therefore "suspicious" blacks,menwomen and children probably would be seen walking for whatever reason. As a neighborhood watch his only duty was to report "suspicious activity" not people walking or running in the neighborhood. If anyone is paying attention...once Trayvon passed through the front gate of Twin Lakes,passes George in his truck and procedes down the sidewalk which leads to the place where he was shot...there are no houses enroute and George never says he was doing any "suspicious prowling" or attempting to breakin...none of that. Yet, Trayvon was killed, for defending himself from being stalked and because in Georges mind he was a "menace". Other menaces in Georges history are trash in the road, potholes,children playing the street,pool parties, strange cars driving down the street,cars weaving in and out of traffic...46 calls to 911 which most adults would say is ludacris, especially those who use 911 for its intended purpose...emergencies. George volunteered to become the watch person for his neighborhood during a time when there was a rash of burglaries, carried a gun and shot a child in the process. While carrying a gun is not against the law but forbidden while doing neighborhood watch. Now that George Zimmerman has been arrested and has bonded out,fear continues to follow him,so he has to go into hiding. However people wish to place a halo of angelic endeavors over Georges head...suspicions and menaces follow George,nonstop. No one could make this stuff up...its documented on paper and taped calls. Well now George because he has killed someone...thankfully the law looks at his crime and the fact that his family is half black or he served as an alter boy has no weight. But you have to feel a little sorry for George...because most people go about life unobstucted by unnecessary fear, George looks for things to be afraid of. While I am glad Big Boi survived George, my sadness is for the Martin family who lost their son in such a needless manner.