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Response to DirkGently (Reply #32)

Tue Jul 16, 2013, 07:44 PM

35. It changed the case

The defense got to make arguments that might otherwise have been challenged. But the SYG law made several issues (such as, was Zimmerman really unable to flee?) legally moot.

Had the prosecution proved that it was Zimmerman who pinned Martin, or that Zimmerman had a chance to escape, none of that would have mattered. The defense had SYG in its hip pocket to nullify any of that. No duty to retreat.

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