Originally Posted by blakep267
its a simple question. Do you think that stalking somebody at night for a few blocks is initiating a confrontation?
Definitely. Confrontational but according to Sereno, not criminal. If i was 17 and wasn't doing anything wrong and knew someone was mirroring my every move, I'd be in defensive mode immediately. Kid is from Miami. Isn't that generally speaking a rough area? He probably had no idea what GZ's intent was. It's raining, at night, and someone is following you in an unfamiliar area. That's sketchy.
However, the whole defense is surrounding the sequence of events. Since GZ's following wasn't illegal, did TM assume the role as the aggressor and initiate the physical aspect? If so, apply Florida's questionable statutes regarding self-defense/stand your ground/deadly force while at the same time analyzing TM's "supposed" actions of reacting.