What's selective about it? I asked you earlier last week to pinpoint what took place that evening that turned this from self-defense into murder? You never replied back. Apparently, you think this short little foot chase had something to do with it.<quoted text>That's your claim. But it is part of the series of events, which many of you Zimmerman supporters simply eliminate from any consideration.
Again, too bad you people have such a selective view of events.
I would agree with you had Martin turned around during that chase and strike Zimmerman. That's because Martin had a right to defend himself from somebody who was chasing him. Unfortunately, when Martin was shot dead, Zimmerman was not chasing him at that time. That rules out any self-defense claim prosecution tries to make.
If I see you breaking into my house while I'm watching television, the law gives me the right to shoot and kill you. However, if while breaking into my house, and you see me in the house getting my gun and are able to run away. I can't shoot you later if I'm going to the store and happen to see you walking on the street. If I did shoot you, sure, it would be because you broke into my house. But the law doesn't allow me to use my right of deadly force once the incident is over.
That being said, the chasing incident was long over when Martin attacked Zimmerman. The law doesn't allow Martin to use physical force on somebody for revenge of an earlier event.