Prosecution Explains That You Aren’t Allowed To Defend Yourself Until You Are Unconscious

Had Zimmerman waited until his brain was hemorrhaging  and he was unconscious, he might have had slightly more basis for pulling his gun out. But probably not.

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5 Responses to Prosecution Explains That You Aren’t Allowed To Defend Yourself Until You Are Unconscious

  1. Norm says:

    Agreed. A ridiculous line of questioning by the prosecution that only proves that they have no real case against Zimmerman.

  2. Reblogged this on The Firewall.

  3. Pete says:

    5 minutes from my house. We may need to blow the bridge to Sanford if the verdict goes the wrong way.

  4. ralphcramdo says:

    The prosecutors called as a witness Alexis Francisco Carter, the military attorney who taught Zimmerman’s class that covered Florida’s stand-your-ground law, which says a person has no duty to retreat and can invoke self-defense in killing someone if it is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm.

    Carter described Zimmerman as one of his better students and said the neighborhood watch volunteer got an “A” in his class.

    Under cross-examination, Carter gave two definitions of legal concepts that seemed to bolster the defense’s case. He explained that a person can make a self-defense argument if the person has a “reasonable apprehension” of death or great bodily harm.

    “It’s imminent fear. The fact alone that there isn’t an injury doesn’t necessarily mean that the person didn’t have a reasonable apprehension or fear,” Carter said. “The fact that there are injuries might support there was reasonable apprehension and fear.”

    Carter also explained the concept of “imperfect self-defense,” when a person is being threatened but then counters with a force disproportionately greater than the force used against them.

    “They would have the right to defend themselves?” said defense attorney Don West.

    “Right,” Carter said.

  5. ralphcramdo says:

    The prosecutors are doing their best to help Zimmerman’s defense.

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