Nothing in the law specifies that you need to be physically attacked first to feel the threat of bodily harm...the law is so vague in certain instances if I feel like a grown *** man is chasing me down, I may run initially..but if I cant shake him, what am I supposed to do? I'm going to find another option to protect myself, that has nothing to do with pride and ego imo..those are your instincts
That law doesnt protect someone like Trayvon in situations like this, which is sad
from what I've seen so far...GZ was the initiator...his actions escalated the situation initially before whoever threw what punch first, not everyone is going to wait to get smashed in the face to "justify" defending themselves
but I also agree, the prosecution havent done anything to win this case to this point at all, he's not getting convicted imo..those are the rules of the game
yeah i too agree the law is flawed as hell...
and hopefully this trial prompts changes or revisions to be made to it, but this specific trial isn't about revising the law...its judging if gz followed the law as it was written.
Its tuff man, you feel for treyvon and his fam...and you dont really sympathize for gz at all....but man dude is a law/wannabe cop geek...he appeared to follow that law to a T.
I can just see it from treys perspective the most....
thats why its crazy, there probably no way in hell he thought ol boy was strapped and ready to kill given the right set of circumstances.