Why George Zimmerman may have been justified in using deadly force against Trayvon Martin
He may have realized that given the “black way” of beating a prone and often unconscious victim to within an inch of his life, only deadly force could save him from terrible injuries. See Dan R.’s comment.
Larry, until I am in possession of all the correct facts I try to avoid use of words like “may have been” justified. From what I have been able to learn, he was within his rights and probably very justified.LA replies:
I am not in possession of all the facts, that’s why I said “may have been justified.” If I were in possession of all the facts, and they pointed in that direction, I would have said, “was justified.”Ferg replies:
OK, What I was so clumsily trying to say is that I always assume these things “are” justified until I have solid reason to think otherwise.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 31, 2012 04:54 PM | Send