I find it interesting that the same people who say that he caused his own death by fighting his murderer, defend the murderers, saying they shot him because they feared for their Iives. Um, ok. Basically they’re saying that the guy holding the gun had more reason to be scared than the guy who was chased down by guys wielding guns. What kind of stupid does someone have to be to use that kind d of logic? I mean, when the DA and several officers are already involved and recusing themselves from bringing charges or making arrests, it’s evident there is an active coverup. It’s sad it takes this much social pressure for justice for black and brown folks when these militiamen believe they have the authority themselves. What I’ve never understood is why is it that if a person tries to defend themselves from someone threatening them with a gun, the first person’s actions aren’t considered self-defense? “Stand your ground” means killing someone using self-defense has no legal ground? I never understood why that argument wasn’t used in the Trayvon Martin case. Not necessarily. A person can “win” a deadly force encounter and be convicted by other evidence. Such as in the case of the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton by Michael Drejka in Florida. Drejka initiated the encounter by verbally accosting McGlockton’s wife. McGlockton, witnessing this, shoved Drejka to the ground. Drejka pulled a gun, McGlockton then stepped backward away from Drejka, and Drejka fired. McGlockton assaulted Drejka, but once he began moving away he stopped being a threat. He was found guilty of killing McGlockton. First, because he started the fight, second he was a known trouble maker (he was trespassing at the time of the shooting), and there was a video of the encounter. Drejka claimed self-defense under Florida’s SYG law, but his actions negated SYG. He could still have legally defended himself if McGlockton had continued the physical portion of the I never dreamed I’d end up being my wife’s arm candy but here I am living the dream shirt, but at the moment he stepped backward he stopped being a threat.