Originally Posted by DD2011
Yes Orange, I've seen the story...it's still very simple and clear --
Zimmerman fully admits on the 911 tape recording that he's chasing Martin....911's response...don't do that....but he obviously still did if he reached him to ask why was he there. Is SYG is chasing someone down and shooting them after they attack you for chasing them down? Zimmerman completely instigated the confrontation.
I understand what you are saying, and to your (rhetorical?) question whether SYG may be invoked by someone following and shooting another, the answer of course is big NO. Your reasoning is in keeping with what SA Corey is going to argue, in order to exclude Zimmerman from SYG, and secure a M2 conviction. There's a challenge involved for Corey, in proving George Zimmerman chased down Martin, and "reached" him. The shooting will not do, since the relative movement of the two men is contended: O'Mara will try to show (using exact location of killing) that Martin must have walked towards Zimmerman over considerable distance, just before the altercation. (It's not ENTIRELY simple
edit: If you're interested in the opposite point of view, you might check out (if you haven't already) Stand Your Ground
, extentively discussing initial media coverage and the defense perspective of the Trayvon Martin shooting.