From the 2005 Forida Code-Crimes Obstructing Justice-Chapter 843.<quoted text>
This isn't the trial, that's over. This is a discussion thread and I'm asking why the racist right wingers don't afford Martin the same right to self defense they afford the much lighter Zimmerman.
What drives that?
We don't know who threw the first punch or what was said. Can you say beyond a reasonable doubt that Zimmerman didn't approach Martin and say something to the effect of "I've got a gun and I'm gonna kill me a n****r"?
You can't, your racism forces you to automatically foist guilt on the blackest party involved.
843.20 Harassment of participant of neighborhood crime watch program prohibited; penalty; definitions.--
(1) It shall be a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083, for any person to willfully harass, threaten, or intimidate an identifiable member of a neighborhood crime watch program while such member is engaged in, or traveling to or from, an organized neighborhood crime watch program activity or a member who is participating in an ongoing criminal investigation, as designated by a law enforcement officer.
(2) As used in this section, the term:
(a) "Harass" means to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person which causes substantial emotional distress in that person and serves no legitimate purpose.
(b) "Organized neighborhood crime watch program activity" means any prearranged event, meeting, or other scheduled activity, or neighborhood patrol, conducted by or at the direction of a neighborhood crime watch program or the program's authorized designee.
History.--s. 2, ch. 2004-18.