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    The statutes are available at the Florida state legislature website.  Zimmerman was in pursuit of Trayvon Martin.

    This law attempts to take pre-existing law which allowed the use of deadly force in self defense against an intruder invading your home, dwelling or vehicle and expand it to any other location where the person using self defense had a right to be.  

    The law assumes that the two parties involved in any situation are readily identifiable as self defender and attacker.  How could Zimmerman claim that he was acting in self defense?  By definition, there's a contradiction with the 9-1-1 tape that shows he was pursuing Trayvon Martin.  That puts him in the role of the aggressor vs the other person.   Martin also had an equal right to be in the location, and if he perceived that he was being attacked, he had the right to use deadly force against Zimmerman.  (The law provided definitions so that it clear that Martin's status as an invited guest of his father, he qualifies as having a right to be inside the gates.)  

    "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

    by leftreborn on Sun Apr 01, 2012 at 06:39:58 PM PDT

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