As a former student of business law, I need to share this information. This was pounded into our heads throughout the year: self defence is incredibly hard to claim unless contradictory evidence proves otherwise.
There are four things you need to prove in order to claim self defence:
1. You must use force to protect yourself when in danger of serious injury or death.
2. Unless you are in your own house, you must retreat if possible before resorting to force.
3. You must show that you did not start the altercation.
4. Finally, you can’t use more force than necessary to stop an unprovoked attack.
Darren Wilson was not in danger of SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH.
Darren Wilson DID NOT RETREAT.
Darren Wilson STARTED THE ALTERCATION.
Darren Wilson unloaded AT LEAST SIX BULLETS INTO MICHAEL BROWN.
There is NO VALID ARGUMENT IN EXISTENCE that can justify how Darren Wilson used self defense; and even if one point on this list may be true in his favor, ALL POINTS MUST BE PROVEN IN ORDER TO PLEAD IT.
Get off of your soapbox, and stop saying that Darren Wilson used self defense.