Tag Archives: self defense

18Jul/13
Trayvon Martin

Self Defense and Deadly Force

Everyone is talking about the George Zimmerman trial. Did you watch it on HLNtv.com as much as I did? This widely publicized trial seemed to crystallize at least three important legal issues: self-defense, the justified use of deadly force, and the pitfalls potentially arising from attempting to make a citizen’s arrest. Another unfortunate consequence of this case was the strong divide among racial lines when examining the players involved. This part of the case will not be included in this discussion.