tjusmc wrote:Elmagister wrote:
So I can go into Little Rock, pick out the thugiest guy I can find, approach question him, and when he pounds me in the face, legalized murder.
If that's the way you want to look at it, yes.
Starting a verbal confrontation doesn't mean that the person loses the right to defend themselves if the other person changes it to a physical confrontation if the violence level justifies it. Meaning I can't shoot you because you punched me in the jaw. I can shoot you if you start banging my head on the sidewalk or continue to beat me to the point a reasonable person would fear for their life or fear serious bodily harm.
Isn't this common sense?
Well, I thought it was common sense that I was free to walk down the street without being followed, chased, detained, and shot by someone who has no authority to do so. I agree with you that certain facts are up in the air, but it's not in dispute that the kid ran and the guy pursued.
You can bet that if someone is chasing me, there's a good chance I'm busting their nose.