Originally Posted by Bugeater
Duh, because he was the black one.
Well, I assume it's because he was winning the fight and not because he was black.
To me it doesn't matter who threw the first punch. Violence isn't always a fist. After pursuing a kid as he did any form of physical contact could be construed a perfectly valid reason to feel threatened and defend yourself.
I don't really believe it is 'reasonable doubt' that the guy chased the kid, the kid fled, and then suddenly the kid decided to 180 and start beating the shit out of him unprovoked. That requires a giant leap in logic.