GZ should have had foresight into the future ? But he did not have a Back to the Future DeLorean.
Absolutely. He should have had the foresight to know that it was a bad idea to follow someone with a gun. Anyone who doesn't have that foresight shouldn't have a gun.
Would Zimmerman still be 100% responsible for creating the situation?
Yes. He followed someone with a gun. Having said that, TM would bear responsibility for his actions, but GZ still created the situation in which those actions could occur.
So what the frak is it supposed to mean he was 100% responsible for creating the situation?
It's been explained many times.
Surely it cannot refer to the situation leading up to him getting punched in the face; so what happened after after he was punched in the face that retro-causally made the entire situation his fault?
It absoolutely does refer to him creating the situation. Each party bear responsibility for what they did once the situation was created, but GZ alone created the situation in which the actions could take place.
him getting the head banged against the sidewalk? it cannot be that he was armed, or ignored your "rule", because that would equally apply to the situation where he had died from the raptured vein.
His being armed was a large part of it. Him following TM, armed or not, was another component. TM, whatever actions he took once the situation was created, bears responsibility for taking those actions, but they did not happen in a vacumn, they happened in a situation that was created by GZ.
So here is the bit you made up: you dont know he chased someone down. You can get out of a car with other intentions than chasing someone down.
Actually, there IS evidence he chased TM down. He got out of his car, minutes later was out of breath and cursing and said he had been following TM. TM is running, GZ is out of breath and said he has been following him. That's chasing.
But I bet you wont accept that.
Of course not. All evidence indicates GZ created the situation and was, in fact chasing TM. He gets out of his car, minutes later is out of breath, cursing and says he lost someone that was running. It's all on the call recorded by police.
I'm almost out of posts, so I'll respond again later today when some free up, unless Simon wants to up my post count above 25.