willieG Wrote:
Apr 12, 2012 9:40 PM
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MURDER AND KILLING IN SELF-DEFENSE. . .KILLING IN SELF DEFENSE REQUIRES WHAT IS REFERRED TO IN LEGAL TEXTS AS "MAXIMUM RETREAT" WHICH RESUIRES THAT SOMEONE FEELING THREATENED MUST RETREAT AS FAR AS PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE BEFORE USE OF DEADLY FORCE IS JUSTIFIED. IF TRAYVON MARTIN HAD DONE HIS DUTY OF MAXIMUM RETREAT, HE WOULD BE ALIVE AND SAFE IN HIS MOMMA'S ARMS. . .INSTEAD, HE BECAME AN AGGRESSOR, ATTACKING AND INJURING ZIMMERMAN. . . THE SECOND THAT ZIMMERMAN WAS DOWN ON THE GROUND, MARTIN COULD HAVE AGAIN EXERCISED HIS DUTY OF MAXIMUM RETREAT. . .INSTEAD, HE CHOSE TO PRESS THE ATTACK. . .CUTTING OFF ZIMMERMAN'S ROUTE OF RETREAT BY KNEELING OVER ZIMMERMAN AND DRIVING GEORGE'S HEAD INTO THE...