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Subject: Re: Next time I'm in Florida... Date: 3/26/2012 11:47 AM
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Following someone = not an assault = no right to self-defense

Unless the person being followed feels threatened--as does happen. Ask many women about men following them....

Asking someone what they're doing there = not an assault = no right to self-defense

Asking is not the problem--it is HOW the question is asked, and when. Zimmerman was *already* actingly suspiciously AND inappropriately--as documented by his 911 calls.

Punching someone in the face = assault = right to self-defense

Florida SYG law allows ANY defense when you perceive you might be threatened. Zimmerman was the aggressor--which is not disputed. Thus, Zimmerman does not have a valid self-defense or SYG claim to make (and he and his attorney know it). Only the person being attacked has those options *because* they are DEFENSIVE/protective claims.
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