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  •  Not at all what I said. (0+ / 0-)

    What I said was that, even if Zimmerman walked up to Martin and asked him who he was and what he was doing, that would not eliminate Zimmerman's legal and moral right to defend himself with deadly force if Martin decided to respond by physically assaulting him.

    Is that what happened?

    I don't know, and neither does anybody else here.

    All I'm saying is that initiating the encounter does not automatically make Zimmerman the initiator of violence. And it is the question of the initiation of force that is crucial to a claim of self-defense.

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." -- Emiliano Zapata Salazar
    "Dissent is patriotic. Blind obedience is treason." --me

    by Leftie Gunner on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 08:18:25 PM PDT

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