Unarmed Teenagers

When the Zimmerman case first came to light many people demanding his head were using the fact Martin was unarmed as proof that Zimmerman’s claim of self-defense was false. The implication these people made was that unarmed teenagers can’t be a threat. Jay over at MArooned has a story that demonstrates the potential lethality of unarmed teenagers:

Three teens accused of attacking a man in a West Rogers Park alley and posting video of the fatal beating online were allegedly playing a game called “pick ‘em out and knock ‘em out.”


Prosecutors said the defendants were playing a game called “pick ‘em out, and knock ’em out,” in which they identify a random victim and beat him with their fists, then rob him.


They are accused of killing 62-year-old Delfino Mora, as he was collecting cans in an alley behind the 6300 block of North Artesian Avenue last Tuesday, trying to make some money for his family of 12 children.

In this case three unarmed teenagers; ages 16, 17, and 18 years-old; killed a 62 year-old man. The fact somebody is unarmed doesn’t mean they are unable to cause great bodily harm or death, especially when they’re in groups.