The guy who was shot was clearly backing away for 4 seconds before the guy shot him. You need to watch the video again. Obviously the police saw the same thing or else the shooter wouldn't be in jail.
This is misinformation. The sheriff refused to charge him (even though he wanted to) due to stand your ground. The state attorney overruled the sheriffs department and filed the charges (just like in Zimmerman) due to political pressure, and they will yet again lose unless they can find an activist jury.
I've seen the video a lot. If it were me, I probably wouldn't have shot even though the guy could have killed me if I didn't have a gun, but I wasn't there in the moment: hurt, scared, adrenaline rushing. I think we can all agree that he was obviously fearful for his life when he pulled out the gun. The question will be if he was afraid at the time of the shot. I think there are a lot of ways a decent defense attorney gets this case won. They can cart out expert after expert that will testify what getting violently pushed onto your head can do to you. Just seems like a loser case to me that will just make people even angrier because no one respects the verdicts.
The guy who was shot was clearly backing away for 4 seconds before the guy shot him. You need to watch the video again. Obviously the police saw the same thing or else the shooter wouldn't be in jail.agreed. seems pretty clear the guy who did the shoving was not moving in to continue the assault even before the gun was drawn and as I see that video yet again, it sure seems like that guy was really quick to pull that gun and shoot -- like he was looking for an opportunity/excuse to shoot someone.
his past history regarding his fanaticism over handicapped parking (and other issues) suggests he was just looking to get into a confrontation to use his gun.
I don't know how you can come to this conclusion. He was clearly continuing forward, pulled his pants up, and was ready to continue striking him. A kick to a person on the ground can be lethal. Drejka's gun saved him from further damage for sure.
All of the other stuff is irrelevant as we saw with Zimmerman. No amount of verbal harassment can justify assaulting someone in the legal system.