Posted 5 years ago on July 19, 2013, 4:41 p.m. EST by TikiJ
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Ok, so if you are stalking me, and then get out of the car in the rain and approach me, I may kick your ass. Hopefully the situation works itself out before that point.
SYG states that you dont have to retreat, if threatened.
So Trayvon stood his ground. One guy got out of a car and approached, the other was already walking on the road.
All of that being said.....
If I figure this dude is coming after me and I then attack him preemptively, well, I better hope this guy doesnt have a gun or a knife.
What if I over reacted? What if this guy was literally only to ask questions? What if he had no intention of doing anything that would bring violence?
But I figured he did, so I clocked him in the face?
Well, just because you have the right to stand your ground, doesnt then mean that that person cannot defend him/herself.
And thats where we are with this case. How did the fight happen? We have one side of the story. Who started it? Thats it. Did Trayvon flip out on him, and attack him first? Or did Zimmerman come up on him and shove him, starting the fight?
Theres a reason professional criminals kill the witnesses.