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To: stephenjohnbanker
If someone has me pinned to the ground, already broken my nose, and is still pummeling me, I’ll do any and EVERYTHING to stop him. So, if Trayvon Martin feared for his life because he was being followed by a suspicious man, does he have the right to fight back? Does the stand your ground law not apply to him? Just a question. I will wait for the entire story to be released before making a final judgment on this case.
51 posted on 03/25/2012 1:08:49 PM PDT by mcjordansc
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To: mcjordansc

“So, if Trayvon Martin feared for his life because he was being followed by a suspicious man, does he have the right to fight back?”

The eyewitness didn’t see it your way. Had he, the cops would have arrested Zimmerman on the spot.


70 posted on 03/25/2012 1:24:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: mcjordansc

“So, if Trayvon Martin feared for his life because he was being followed by a suspicious man, does he have the right to fight back?”

Depends. Is it a “reasonable fear?” Does the man following announce intentions and display ability to attack him?

He’s got a right to fight back if attacked, but not to fight just because he doesn’t like being followed, or doesn’t like the looks of who he is being followed by.

According to the Florida statute someone posted earlier, even if the guy following him laid a hand on him to detain him (something that hasn’t been proven, or to my knowledge, even alleged) he has to lay off when the other party indicates they want out of the fight. Easier said than done, but laws are written by people in suits who aren’t rolling around in life threatening combat.


130 posted on 03/25/2012 2:35:18 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: mcjordansc
So, if Trayvon Martin feared for his life because he was being followed by a suspicious man, does he have the right to fight back?

Fight back against what? Reports are now indicating that he attacked Zimmerman from behind..........Wound on back of head, broken nose, grass stains on back of shirt.

254 posted on 03/25/2012 4:12:36 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (No matter what you post here, someone's going to get pissed off......)
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