People who are convinced that George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin for no good reason frequently say it's absurd to suggest that an unarmed 17-year-old could have posed a deadly threat to a 28-year-old man who outweighed him by 100 pounds. According to a story in Monday’s New York Times, however, Zimmerman is only 20 pounds heavier than Martin, who was four inches taller. Given that such basic facts are still a matter of dispute, says Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, we should be especially cautious about rushing to judgment on the bigger questions.
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