Originally Posted by jspchief
Ignoring that Zimmerman chased down a fleeing Martin, I might come closer to agreeing.
I don't know how you can claim self defense after inserting yourself into the life threatening situation.
This will be difficult to overcome I agree. BUT, lets say trayvon walked fast or was running away from the SUV while ZImmerman was calling 911. Zimmerman gets out of his car to look at the address to give to police, and was going to wait by his car. Zimmerman says hey what are you doing here, trayvon turns around and says 'why are you following me' and gets pissed and then he initiates the physicality...
I think it is a pretty big assumption to assume Zimmerman initiated the physical contact.....and I think it is the most critical factor in the entire case. Just as you seem to.
(Im going to substitute 'initiate physical contact' for 'chased down' but I think we are pretty much on the same page)