Originally Posted By: garyW
Florida law states that a defendant cannot claim self-defense if he "initially provokes the use of force against himself". The defense objected to the initial aggressor instruction. This clause of the law was deliberately withheld from the jury in the instructions from the judge.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alafair-burke/george-zimmerman-jury-instructions_b_3596685.html

mad


*BINGO*

That's what was escaping me since 'Day 1'

HTHell
it was being overlooked that Trayvon Martin
couldn't HELP but feel that his life was under
threat, since nobody in their right mind would
have exited his vehicle to stalk an individual
he found "Suspicious & Threatening" on foot
UNLESS HE WAS ARMED...
...from there it's an incredibly short leap to
realizing that Trayvon reacted to what HE felt
was a life-threatening situation.

The Jury Instructions! of course

"WORDS THAT WORK" by our
old friend 'the Wordsmith', Frank Luntz


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