You cannot be serious if you think thats okay.
Stalking is an antagonistic action. Even if Trayvon threw the first punch, if stalking is the action that starts the wheels in motion the person doing the stalking cannot claim self defense. How you don't see that is beyond me. Put yourself in Trayvon's shoes for a second and really think about it, if you're walking home at night on the phone with your girlfriend and some guy is following you around in the shadows in the middle of the night would you think for a second if you did something about it that you yourself were the aggressor in that situation? I didn't think so.
As for the 911 dispatcher not having the same authority as the police, I'd say thats grasping straws to justify what became a quite simply criminal act. They work on the same team, left arm, right arm. Just because the dispatcher doesn't have a badge doesn't mean their instructions shouldn't be followed. Theres so much I could say about this train of thought but honestly it just seems silly.... really, the 911 dispatcher had no authority so Zimmerman's actions are justifiable now? Because the middleman doesn't have the authority to tell him what to do? Bullshit. Smh.
Also to the both of you, stop pretending like I'm saying Trayvon is some paragon of morality. No one is perfect and those imperfections are not a rationalization for killing him, no matter the crime rate in the neighborhood or his race in comparison to criminals of the same race.