Zimmerman Friend: Trayvon Should Have Been ‘Upfront and Truthful’
Neighborhood watch co-captain suggests Trayvon Martin could have prevented own death
Here’s one to make you say, “huh?”
Frank Taffe, a friend of the neighborhood watch captain who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, puzzled some CNN viewers Wednesday night, when he seemed to support George Zimmerman’s claim that he shot an unarmed Martin in self defense.
Taffe told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that Zimmerman, the 28-year-old self-appointed neighborhood watch captain in a Sanford, Fla. neighborhood, is not a racist and did not racially profile Martin.
Most shocking was Taffe’s suggestion that Martin could have prevented his encounter with Zimmerman from escalating if he had been “upfront and truthful” when the watch captain asked questions.
“If he’d just answered him in an appropriate manner…’I’m just here visiting…uh, my mother’s house is around the corner…’ and be upfront and truthful, there wouldn’t have been any problem.”
See the video clip above for Cooper’s the full interview.
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