He was not an innocent victim.
From the "She the People" blog at the Washington Post, on remarks made by Eric Holder about the Trayvon Martin case:
Is he inferring that Martin could have survived if only he'd stopped, put his hands up and called, "Good evening, sir; how can I help you?"
This is absurd. How about not attacking Zimmerman and punching him while he is down? How about not slamming Zimmerman's head into the concrete sidewalk?
Trayvon Martin was never an innocent victim.